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10 Minute Sesame Garlic Baby Bok Choy

Quick and easy sautéed Baby Bok Choy with garlic and sesame seeds, made in less than 10 minutes. Serve this yummy side dish alongside your favorite protein!
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time8 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian American
Keyword: baby bok choy, bok choy
Servings: 2
Calories: 101kcal
Author: Jordan


  • 2 heads of baby bok choy, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil, can sub for olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 shallot, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • sesame seeds, to garnish


  • Heat a large non-stick pan on medium-high heat with sesame oil. When hot, add the garlic and sliced shallot. Cook until fragrant (30-60 seconds).
  • Place the bok choy in the pan cut side down and let it cook undisturbed for about 1.5 minutes, until the bottom begins to turn golden brown.
  • Pour the water and soy sauce into the pan and cover immediately with a tight fitting lid. Reduce the heat to low and cook for 2 minutes. Transfer the bok choy to a serving dish and season with sesame seeds, salt and pepper.



Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 296mg | Potassium: 432mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Iron: 1mg