View Full Version : What to do with Bok Choy?
01-30-2007, 09:20 PM
So, I got 2 small bok choys in my organic foodbox tonight.
Any ideas if this can be eaten raw?
Also got some really cool purple carrots! :eek: :D
01-30-2007, 09:31 PM
Bok choy is edible in the raw state. I don't know what else you can do with it, but my mom bought me some and told me to eat it plain and that it's juicy. I haven't tried it yet, lemme know how it is! :o :D
01-30-2007, 09:35 PM
this is on the front page of http://www.thegardendiet.com
Feature Recipe: Storm recently made this amazingly delicious Bok Choy salad/slaw. Bok Choy, a light green crisp sweet chinese lettuce (actually a cabbage) available in most produce sections is high in Vitamin C and A and calcium.
Bok Choy Salad
Chop up and put in a bowl:
~ 4 bunches Bok Choy
~ 2 tomatos
~ 2 avocados
~ 1/2 bunch cilantro
~ 4 tablespoons raw tahini
~ 2 tablespoons raw honey
~ 1/8 cup apple cider vinegar
~ 4 tablespoons olive oil
~ herbs and spices (experiment with what you have available)
~ salt to taste with unrefined sea salt
01-30-2007, 09:42 PM
^^ That looks really tasty! I'll have to try that out! :)
I've chopped up bok choy and thrown it in one of my huge lunch salads before. It was pretty good! I even like the crunchy, watery stems, too. It reminds me of celery. You can also put some kind of spread on it and roll the leaves over it like a burrito. YUM! :)
01-30-2007, 10:10 PM
Thank you! I'm going to make the salad tonight! :D
01-30-2007, 10:24 PM
OH MY GOSH!
I am eating this now and it is GREAT!
I tweaked the dressing. I didn't have tahini so I used almond butter.
I also used Nama Shoyu instead of celtic sea salt and I am one happy gurl!
01-31-2007, 09:00 AM
I made bok choy chips once with some baby bok choy and they were FABULOUS! I'd definitely recommend it! Make just like kale chips, etc.
01-31-2007, 09:14 AM
oooh, that salad sounds great.. i'm gonna have to try now!
01-31-2007, 11:47 AM
Bok Choy is a great source of calcium, and so are sesame seeds. I'd try putting them together somehing like a stir-fry, without the frying of course! This is what I'd throw together:
grated or thin sliced carrots
I have a cooked recipe for a peanut-based sauce, but it might translate into raw:
3 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp tahini
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 Tbsp smooth almond butter (or raw peanut butter, is there such a thing?)
1 small green chili, seeded and chopped very finely
3 Tbsp sesame seeds
4 Tbsp nama shoyu or braggs
1/2 Tbsp lime juice
4 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
Note that I haven't tried this, it's just a loose translation of an old cooked favorite. Maybe someone here is brave enough to try it and let me know if some tweaks are needed?
01-31-2007, 12:04 PM
I've made this. It's Goooooooooood!
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