Sunday, February 19, 2023

Baby Bok Choy with Ginger and Walnuts

boy choy with ginger and walnuts in a pyrex casserole

Baby bok choy is easy to find, easy to cook, and is tender and delicious. Candied ginger, chopped walnuts, and garlic add a beautiful flavor in this simple recipe that tastes exotic and looks creative. 

Bok Choy is a light and healthy vegetable that you may want to include in your diet.

Bok Choy, Vegetable, Green Vegetables

Bok Choy can be a delicious side dish for any week night or for when entertaining. I was introduced to this tasty easy dish at my friend Lida's house. Lida is a fabulous cook and served this as part of an afternoon lunch for four along with soup, salad, and a vegan entree.

Free Dried Fruit Ginger photo and picture

 I was able to find the smaller baby bok choy in Trader Joe's, or  I'm sure they are available in Asian markets. This simple vegetable is highly nutritious, containing over 50 valuable antioxidants and lots of Vitamin A. If you are looking for rejuvenating health providing foods, cabbage and Bok Choy (in the cabbage family) are great choices. 

Walnuts, Nuts, Ripe, Food, Fruit
This low calorie vegetable side dish is made by slicing the baby Bok Choy in half lengthwise.  I like to lay the sliced Bok Choy in a rectangular pyrex casserole, sprinkle the seasoning mixture over them and bake them in a preheated 350 oven for 10-12 minutes. 

Bok Choy Vegetable photo
It's a perfect recipe to remember if your guests are vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free. (just be sure to use gluten-free soy sauce)

Author: Judee Algazi
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10-12 minutes in Oven
Serves: 4-6

4 baby bok choy, washed and sliced in half lengthwise
1/2 cup of chopped raw walnuts 
1/3 cup of chopped candied ginger ( or 2 tablespoons of freshly grated ginger) 
2 tablespoons of pressed or finely minced garlic 
1 cup of vegetable broth
Optional: 1/4 cup of gluten free soy sauce 


Toast the walnuts with the candied (or regular ginger) and garlic in a skillet for about 3 minutes, stirring continuously and set aside.
Lay the sliced bok choy in a large rectangular pyrex casserole, drizzle with the toasted walnut mixture, pour the vegetable broth and gluten free soy sauce over the bok choy and bake in a pre-heated oven (350) for 10-12 minutes. 

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  1. What an interesting combination! Walnuts and candied ginger! I'll bet it's fantastic, and it looks so approachable.

  2. Judge, this looks delicious ! Thanks for sharing.

  3. It looks easy and delicious!!........Abrazotes, Marcela

  4. I love Boy Choy and this recipe sounds delicious!!

  5. I like bok of very few veggies that I could eat! Pairing with ginger and walnuts sounds really tasty.

  6. Looks good though I could not order bok choy in my online grocery delivery.

  7. I love bok choy, and like others here, I'm quite intrigued by the combination with walnuts and candied ginger -- interesting recipe!

  8. I love bok choy, especially with fresh ginger. I can't use candied ginger because of the sugar. So at least I can adapt this.
    from Tandy I Lavender and Lime

  9. An interesting way to do bok choy! Love it!

  10. Looks delicious! We recently tried a similar recipe with fresh ginger and baby bok choi — not at all sweet like yours.

    best… mae at

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  12. Love the combination of flavours here! Must do!

  13. I love bok choy (although i haven't had it for a long time - need to fix this!) Lovely flavours and textures here; I particularly like the idea of using candied ginger.

  14. I've never had bok choy; you make it look and sound very good! And I love the picture of the ginger -- admittedly, because it reminds of candy! The husband went through a fresh ginger phase, and we used to joke that it looked like baby feet.

  15. Bok Choy is at peak season here in the mild winter of the south. This looks healthy and delicious. Delicious!!!


  16. Oh my gosh! This looks AMAZINGLY delicious! I love baby bok choy, as well as walnuts, and ginger, so what’s not to like?

  17. this sounds really good and is so different from the usual sides! Question, in the recipe you say to place the steamed bok choy into the baking dish, but you never said how to steam the bok choy?

  18. We love bok choy and so happy to have a new dish! Thanks!

  19. My family loves bok choy.

    Hugs and blessings, Judee.

  20. We recently did a stir fry with bok choy nd loved it. Great recipe. Now I am about to get into the can of walnuts for snacking

  21. I have only used candied ginger in cake. This would be an unusual way to use it for me.


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