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Simple Grilled Baby Bok Choy

Grilled baby bok choy is a delicious and easy dish filled with Asian flavors that is ready in just minutes!

Grilled baby bok choy with sesame seeds on a dark plate with noodles and tofu next to it in a black bowl.

I’m really excited to share this post with you guys today.

I think we’ve all tried a meal delivery service at some point, I mean how could you not with the sheer number of them out there?!

Just recently, I was given the opportunity to try out Veestro, a plant based meal delivery service, but wait for it…with meals that are already pre-cooked.

Yes, you heard that right! No opening small packets with 1 clove of garlic in them, reading instructions that could double as a novel and unpacking 15 different components all just so you can cook dinner at home.

Let’s be real, those don’t really save that much time.

If I need to save time, like actually save time when it comes to dinner, I want something where all I have to do is heat the food up and that’s exactly what Veestro delivers.

The run down on Veestro: 

The meals arrive frozen, packed in dry ice and all you have to do when they arrive is store in the freezer until you’re ready to eat them.

-All the nutritional information for each meal is on the package and easily found online. As someone who tracks macros, this is insanely helpful and a big pet peeve of mine when other services don’t provide that!

-Every single meal I’ve tried so far has legitimately tasted good. The flavors, spices, sauces, etc. are all spot on.

-All the meals are organic, non-GMO and come in 100% compostable cardboard trays and recyclable BPA-free plastic pouches.

Portion size was a little on the smaller side for me. I like to feel like I’m eating A LOT of food when I eat meals and eating obscene amounts of vegetables is usually how I make that happen.

To remedy this, I chose to add some easy side dishes quite a bit. A side of vegetables (like this simple grilled baby bok choy – recipe below) to some of the meals was perfect in helping me feel satisfied after eating.

Top view of grilled baby boy choy garnished with sesame seeds next to a bowl of soba noodles.

Most of the time, I’d quickly roast (convection roast is the best thing ever) a tray of vegetables but sometimes I’d get creative and actually try to make something that went along with the vibe of the dish I was eating, like this simple grilled baby bok choy.

I love the idea of bok choy but I’ll admit, I’m usually not the best at the execution with the end result being a watery sauté with some garlic pieces floating around.

An exception to that is this pineapple cashew bok choy side dish, love that recipe for its sweetness and texture!

I love eating it raw too like in this bok choy salad with sesame soy dressing. Such a crunchy and delicious salad!

I decided to grill the bok choy this time around and it might just have become my favorite way to eat this vegetable now.

Grilled baby bok choy on a serving dish.

A quick mixture consisting of sweet Thai chili sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar and sesame oil is brushed on while the bok choy quickly grills and the result is a slightly charred, still crunchy vegetable with tons of flavor.

It perfectly complemented with soba noodles with peanut sauce and was a great way to add some volume to that meal.

Ingredients Needed

  • baby bok choy
  • sweet thai chili sauce (I use a lemongrass flavored one)
  • rice vinegar
  • low sodium soy sauce
  • sesame oil

How to Make Grilled Baby Bok Choy

Slice the bok choy in half lengthwise.

Whisk together the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and generously brush onto the baby bok choy.

Place the cut side down on an indoor grill pan or an outdoor grill.

Grill for a couple of minutes just until the leaves begin to wilt and char marks are apparent.

Flip and brush the other side with the remaining sauce.

Remove and brush with the leftover sauce and serve.

Tips for Making and FAQs

  • When shopping for baby bok choy, look for bunches that do not have withered leaves. The stems should also be firm.
  • Both the stems and leaves of bok choy are edible, so while you are prepping, the only thing you will need to trim off is the bottom end.
  • Grilling also helps to remove some of the bitterness, which is why a sweet sauce pairs so well.
Asian inspired grilled baby bok choy on a plate next to chop sticks.

What To Serve Grilled Baby Bok Choy With

You can also serve this boy choy recipe as a side with a simple salmon or chicken dinner.

Love this grilled baby bok choy recipe?

Check out this kimchi potato hash with another review of some other Veestro meals along with these other easy and delicious grilling recipes.

Soba noodles in peanut sauce is a quick and easy vegetarian lunch.

Simple Grilled Baby Bok Choy

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This grilled baby bok choy is a simple Asian inspired side dish great with a bowl of noodles, a plate of curry or any other Asian flavored meal.

Ingredients

  • 4 baby bok choy
  • 2 tablespoons sweet thai chili sauce (I use a lemongrass flavored one)
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon low sodium soy sauce, tamari or coconut aminos
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

Instructions

  1. Slice the bok choy in half lengthwise.
  2. Whisk together the remaining ingredients in a small bowl and lightly brush on both sides of the bok choy.
  3. Place bok choy cut side down on a preheated outdoor grill or indoor grill pan. Grill for 1-2 minutes until leaves start to wilt and char marks appear on the side face down. Flip, brush with more of the sauce and grill on the other side for another 1-2 minutes. 
  4. Remove from grill, brush on any remaining sauce and serve immediately.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 79Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 431mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 4gSugar: 5gProtein: 6g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

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Liren | Kitchen Confidante

Friday 8th of September 2017

I LOVE that Veestro is plant based! I would love to try it out -- especially the baby bok choy recipe!

Sarah | Broma Bakery

Thursday 7th of September 2017

I love hearing about different meal services! And that bok choy looks perfect :)

Tieghan Gerard

Thursday 7th of September 2017

Love bok choy! This looks so delicious! And this service sounds so cool. Love not wasting packaging!

Natasha

Wednesday 6th of September 2017

I love the sound of this service! I definitely am not a big fan of all the wasteful packaging some of the other companies have. Yum!

lindsay Cotter

Wednesday 6th of September 2017

Baby got BOK! LOL i just went there. OMG. Yes, this looks awesome, per usual. Love grilling bok choy!

Running to the Kitchen

Wednesday 6th of September 2017

haha, love it ;)

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