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Grilled Baby Bok Choy Recipe

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This healthy, grilled baby bok choy is an easy recipe for a delicious side dish. It has a zesty, savory Asian sauce with a little chili kick. The best part is, it’s ready in less than 15 minutes!

grilled baby bok choy in a serving bowl with serving spoon and fork

What’s Baby Bok Choy?

Bok choy, also called pok choi and pak choi, is a type of Chinese cabbage. Baby bok choy is essentially the same plant, but just smaller with more tender, lighter green leaves. Usually, they can be used interchangeably in a recipe, but the bok choy will need longer to cook. I personally prefer cooking with baby bok choy because they cook quickly and have a more delicate, sweet flavor. Full-size bok choy tends to have a slightly bitter, mustardy flavor.

Baby bok choy is low in calories, nutrient-dense, high in fiber, and rich in vitamins A and C.

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Tips for Making Grilled Baby Bok Choy

  • Make sure to thoroughly wash your bok choy - it can be gritty otherwise.
  • It’s easier to grill baby bok choy in a grill pan, instead of straight on a grill (this is the grill I have). If you use a ceramic grill pan, the tender leaves won’t get stuck as easily. If you don’t want to use a grill pan, make sure to oil the grill grates lightly.
  • The bok choy leaves will cook faster than the stem and that’s okay. The leaves will get a little crispy, but they taste great!
  • The cooked bok choy will keep for two days in the fridge but honestly, it’s so much better fresh that I don’t really recommend making it too far in advance.

Yield: 2 servings

Grilled Baby Bok Choy Recipe

grilled baby bok choy

This healthy, grilled baby bok choy with sauce is an easy recipe for a delicious side dish.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes


  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 6 to 8 heads of baby bok choy, cut in half
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chili oil
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce


  1. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat until it's very hot. 
  2. Brush the teaspoon of canola oil across the grill pan. 
  3. Lay the baby bok choy cut side down on the grill pan and flip after 1 to 2 minutes (or whenever grill lines have formed). Cook for another 1 to 2 minutes, or until boy choy is wilted. 
  4. Meanwhile, combine the rice vinegar, chili oil, sesame oil, and soy sauce in a large bowl and stir vigorously to combine. 
  5. Add the bok choy to the bowl with the sauce and toss to combine. 
  6. Plate and serve immediately. 

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 158Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 467mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g

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