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Bok Choy being cooked in a wok with a spoonful of garlic sauce
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10 Minute Garlic Bok Choy Recipe

Crisp, fresh, and bursting with loads of unexpected flavor, this Garlic Bok Choy Recipe is guaranteed to be your new favorite side dish. 
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 6 as a side
Calories: 54kcal


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 large shallots minced
  • 2 pounds baby bok choy halved or quartered
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper optional


  • Add the oil to a large wok or skillet over medium-high heat. Swirl to coat the entire surface of the pan.  Add the garlic and shallots, stirring continuously for 1-2 minutes, or until fragrant.
  • Add the bok choy, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Toss to coat and cover. Cook for 1-2 minutes, uncover and toss, and then cover and continue to cook until bok choy is cooked to desired doneness (approximately 3-5 minutes more).
  • Sprinkle with crushed red pepper and serve immediately. Enjoy!


  • You may use bok choy or baby bok choy for this recipe. If you use bok choy, I recommend chopping into smaller pieces to expedite cooking time.
  • To make this recipe gluten-free, substitute regular soy sauce with gluten-free Tamari.


Calories: 54kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 439mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 6825IU | Vitamin C: 68.8mg | Calcium: 171mg | Iron: 1.3mg
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