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Garlicky Bok Choy

garlicbokchoy

a simple dish of fragrant, crisp, dark leafy green goodness with garlicky bok choy

Bok choy, also known as pak choi, is a type of crisp Chinese cabbage that forms dark leafy green blades at the head. Bok choy is among the top 3 vegetables on the Aggregate Nutrient Density Index. This means that it provides one of the highest levels of nutrients per calories as compared to other foods. Bok choy is very low in calories, with one cup containing 9 calories. It is high in vitamin A, C, K, B6, potassium, folate, calcium and manganese. It helps prevent certain cancers, promotes eye health, benefits skin and hair, boosts the immune system, and aids towards lowering blood pressure and promoting heart health. You can serve bok choy simply sautéed on its own or over rice, quinoa etc, or add it to soups, salads, and curries.

Garlicky Boy Choy

Ingredients:

3 heads bok choy, halved (fourthed if large)
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp olive oil
Salt to taste
Cracked black pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Heat a pan on medium-high heat. Add olive oil and garlic. As soon as oil starts to bubble around the garlic, add bok choy in single layer.
  2. Check to see if bok choy browned, flip and allow the other side to cook until still tender and crisp. Leaves should turn bright green and stalks slightly translucent.
  3. Should be between 5-8 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Serve alone or with Lemon Tahini Sauce. Enjoy!

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