Garlic Bok Choy Recipe

Garlic Bok Choy is an excellent side dish to any Asian inspired meal. It is bursting with flavour and super easy to prepare with only 4 ingredients. Bok choy is part of the cabbage family and has a mild and less bitter flavour then other types of cabbage. It has a high concentration of beta-carotene and vitamin A which is great for your eyes. If you are pressed for time in the kitchen, you can make Garlic Bok Choy in under 10 minutes!

Garlic Bok Choy by @jesselwellness #bokchoy #vegan

Health Benefits of Garlic

I am a garlic lover! I love the pungent spiciness it has when enjoyed raw, and the sweetness that comes out when you cook it. When you use garlic in your dishes I recommend that you let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes before adding it to the dish. This enhances the health promoting sulfur compounds found in the garlic. Here are some other health benefits of garlic:

  • Garlic contains allicin, a sulfur compound, which promotes antioxidant activity and is a powerful antibacterial and antiviral agent that works with vitamin C to combat colds, flus and candida
  • Studies have shown that garlic has the ability to lower blood pressure and LDL cholesterol with regular consumption
  • Garlic has anti-inflammatory properties due to sulfur compounds that inhibit the enzymes that generate inflammatory agents
  • Garlic is also very nutrient rich, containing bone building manganese + calcium and energy boosting vitamin B6, B1 + phosphorus

Garlic Bok Choy by @jesselwellness #glutenfree #sidedish

Garlic Bok Choy Recipe

(gluten free, vegan, nut free)

Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 4 minutes | Serving size: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 large bag of bok choy, cleaned and chopped into bite size pieces (roughly 6 cups)
  • 1 Tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbsp organic tamari

Directions

  1. Heat grapeseed oil in a large pan or wok at medium heat. Add the bok choy and sauté for 2 minutes. If your bok choy was wet before cooking, you may have to drain off excess liquid.
  2. Add the garlic and tamari and sauté for 1-2 minutes until the bok choy is cooked but still vibrant green. Serve garlic bok choy as a delicious side dish.

Garlic Bok Choy by @jesselwellness #vegetarian #garlic


Garlic Bok Choy Recipe
Recipe Type: Sides
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegan
Author: Jesse Lane Schelew, CNP
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Serves: 2
Garlic Bok Choy is an excellent side dish to any Asian inspired meal. It is bursting with flavour and super easy to prepare with only 4 ingredients.
Ingredients
  • 1 large bag of bok choy, cleaned and chopped into bite size pieces (roughly 6 cups)
  • 1 Tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbsp organic tamari
Instructions
  1. Heat grapeseed oil in a large pan or wok at medium heat. Add the bok choy and sauté for 2 minutes. If your bok choy was wet before cooking, you may have to drain off excess liquid.
  2. Add the garlic and tamari and sauté for 1-2 minutes until the bok choy is cooked but still vibrant green.
  3. Serve garlic bok choy as a delicious side dish.

2 Comments

  1. Tami Sharpe on February 18, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Hi Jesse Lane,
    I was wondering if you had any meal plans, recipes or information on O+ blood, hypothyroidism and gluten intolerance. I spoke to a friend who is gluten intolerant and she recommended me to stop eating wheat. Since I have stopped eating wheat and gluten, I am hive FREE! Any information or websites would be helpful. I am not sure how to do menus for myself and my family who loves bread. I really appreciate you responding. Thanks so much!

    • Jesse Lane Schelew, CNP on February 19, 2015 at 1:41 pm

      Hi Tami,
      That is so exciting that your hives are gone! Most of my recipes are gluten free but you can browse all of the Gluten Free Recipes here.
      I would love to provide you with meal plans, recipes and information on O+ blood, hypothyroidism and gluten intolerance. If you are interested we can set up a free 15 minute phone or Skype consultation. Shoot me an email at info@jesselanewellness.com and we will find a time what works for you.
      You can also check out my services to get an idea of how I can help you.
      Love & Wellness,
      Jesse Lane

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