Bok Choy Radish Slaw

Most people turn to stir-fry for bok choy, which is definitely a delicious option! Bok choy is really versatile, and can also be grilled, braised, and enjoyed raw like in this slaw. Bok choy is a great addition to any salad, it’s mild tasting and the stalks are very crunchy. For this slaw, I separated the stalks and leaves, then cut the stalks into thin slices and shredded the leaves. Radishes are a crunchy and peppery addition, cut to the same size as the stalks.

Bok Choy Slaw 2

The dressing for the slaw is a sweet and mild sesame vinaigrette. Really it’s somewhere between a slaw and a salad. I’m willing to bet that the bok choy and radishes would also compliment a creamy dressing nicely. When the stalks are sliced, stack the leaves, roll them tightly, and cut into thin slices. At this point I washed everything again in a salad spinner, and spun it dry. I wanted the salad really dry so the dressing wouldn’t get watered down.

Bok Choy & Radish Slaw

Whisk the dressing ingredients together, then combine everything. Taste and adjust the seasoning, you might add more lime and/or tamari. This preparation will also lend itself well to a little bit of spice if you want to add a squirt of sriracha or pinch of crushed red pepper to the dressing.

Bok Choy & Radish Slaw

Bok Choy & Radish Slaw

1 head bok choy, washed,stems and leaves separated
1 bunch radishes, tops removed

Dressing:
1/4 cup canola oil
2 tablespoons tamari or shoyu soy sauce
juice and zest from half a lime
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
1 clove minced garlic
1 teaspoon grated ginger

Cut stalks into 2 inch slices. Slice bok choy vertically into matchsticks. Slice radishes, then stack on top of each other and chop into matchsticks. Roll bok choy leaves tightly into a bundle, and thinly slice. If necessary spin leaves and stalks dry using a salad spinner.

Mix the dressing ingredients together. Toss radishes, bok choy stalks, and leaves with the dressing. Taste and add more lime or tamari if necessary.


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