Grilled Bok Choy

by Dorothy Reinhold on June 16, 2013

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Do we give dad a day off from the grill on Father’s Day, or do we celebrate him by letting him grill his favorite steaks, just the way he likes them, with no interference?

You decide, but I also suggest you honor his grill skill by taking over the spitfire for a couple of minutes to grill something you probably haven’t grilled before — bok choy.

Grilled Bok Choy on Shockingly DeliciousBok choy is not only among the most nutrient-dense vegetables on the planet, it is also among the most delicious when simply grilled. You need add nothing else, unless you want to gild this lily.

Grilled Bok Choy on Shockingly DeliciousAnd grilled bok choy goes extremely well with steak or chicken. Just sayin’. (Plate above is grilled bok choy, steak, mashed potatoes and ripe cherimoya. That was some good eating!)

Happy Father’s Day!

Recipe: Grilled Bok Choy

Summary: Grilling tames bok choy’s crunch and concentrates its natural sweetness, for a perfect grilled vegetable.


  • 1 head full-size bok choy


  1. Heat your barbecue grill to medium heat. Grill bok choy halves about 5 minutes each side (a little more if they still seem too crunchy to you).
  2. Remove and serve!
  3. Serves 4.

Quick notes

  • You may drizzle with oil if you like before you grill, but it isn’t necessary.
  • You may also drizzle with soy sauce or teriyaki sauce or some other seasoning sauce after grilling, but it isn’t necessary. The pure, naturally sweet flavor of the bok choy will shine through if you allow it to be naked!

Bok Choy on Shockingly DeliciousBok Choy

Frieda’s Produce sent the gorgeous bok choy for summer grilling and recipe testing. Thanks!

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Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Diet type: Vegetarian, Vegan
Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat, Gluten free
Number of servings (yield): 4
Culinary tradition: Chinese
My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 


{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

Jen @JuanitasCocina June 22, 2013 at 2:48 pm

I would grill everything I eat if I could! Love this!


Cindys Recipes and Writings June 21, 2013 at 4:18 pm

I’m not a bok choy fan maybe that would change if I try it grilled!


Dorothy Reinhold June 21, 2013 at 4:20 pm

I think it might! It’s altogether different when you grill it.


Bea June 20, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Grilled bok choy sounds delicious! We will need to try it out soon! Thank you for sharing


Katie June 18, 2013 at 7:46 am

Yummm!!! I really have wanted to try grilling some bok choy at home – I’ve only enjoyed it at restaurants in the past. So yummy though!


Sarah Reid, RHNC (@jo_jo_ba) June 17, 2013 at 4:53 pm

I always forget about grilling greens, this looks deeeelish


Family Foodie June 17, 2013 at 2:19 pm

I love grilled vegetables, and bok choy is a good one to add to the list! Looks delish!


Jane's Adventures in Dinner June 17, 2013 at 8:11 am

Yum! I’ve grilled romaine before but not bok choy. Looks great!


Camille June 16, 2013 at 7:30 pm

I LOVE Bok Choy! Sadly, no one else in my house does. I’ve never grilled it but it looks like a great way to add it to a barbecue!


Hezzi-D June 16, 2013 at 7:07 pm

Can you beleive I’ve never had Bok Choy? I think grilling it would be a great first way to try it.


Dorothy Reinhold June 16, 2013 at 7:10 pm

You MUST try bok choy!


Joan June 16, 2013 at 5:37 pm

Wow!!!! Great idea. We love grilled vegies…Did not think of Bok Choy. Thanks 🙂


Tara June 16, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Never heard of cherimoya before, what is that? I would also love to try this grilled bok choy, yum!!


Dorothy Reinhold June 16, 2013 at 7:15 pm

Cherimoya is an amazing fruit! You must try it. I wrote about it here:
And made some ice cream out of it here:
Mostly, we let it get ripe and just eat it out of hand. I am fond of putting it on the dinner plate because it is so special.


Stacy June 16, 2013 at 11:38 am

That bok choy looks wonderful! Is there any cooking method that adds more flavor than grilling? I don’t think so. I’ve got to try this, Dorothy! We love, love, love greens at our house.


Renee June 16, 2013 at 10:27 am

I know exactly what veggie I’m grilling next time. I’ve never thought of bok choy until now. Oh yum!


Megan @ I Run For Wine June 16, 2013 at 9:54 am

I am always looking for different ways to cook bok choy. I look forward to trying this out!


Courtney @ Neighborfood June 16, 2013 at 9:36 am

Cool idea! And I vote–let dad grill without interference…it’s the greatest gift of all! 🙂


piesandplots June 16, 2013 at 8:42 am

I love grilled vegetables like this! Such great flavor and super healthy!


Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers June 16, 2013 at 6:48 am

Yum! I have always wanted to grill bok choy! Looks delish!


Dorothy Reinhold June 16, 2013 at 7:24 am

It doesn’t get any easier!


Laura | Small Wallet, Big Appetite June 16, 2013 at 6:26 am

I love bok choy but I have never tried it grilled. I need to give this a try soon


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