Easy Garlic Bok Choy

Easy Garlic Bok Choy
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Recipe Credit: . Photo Credit: Emily Weeks, RDN, LD.
Looking for a lower carb side dish for a quick weeknight dinner? Try our Easy Garlic Bok Choy recipe! This flavorful, diabetes-friendly dish features tender baby bok choy sautéed with heart-healthy ingredients and a touch of low-sodium soy sauce, making it a delicious and blood glucose (blood sugar)-conscious addition to your meal rotation.

Try pairing this non-starchy veggie side with Honey Soy-Glazed Salmon for a tasty and easy weeknight meal.
  • Prep time
    5 min
  • Cook time
    10 min
  • Servings
    4 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 cup
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 cup
  • Amount per serving Calories 90

  • Total Fat 5g
    • Saturated Fat 0.7g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 160mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 9g
    • Dietary Fiber 3g
    • Total Sugars 3g
    • Added Sugars 0g
  • Protein 4g
  • Potassium 650mg
  • Phosphorus 105mg


  • olive oil
    1 tbsp
  • garlic (minced)
    5 clove
  • shallots (minced)
    2 large
  • baby bok choy (roots trimmed)
  • lower sodium soy sauce
    1/4 tsp
  • low sodium vegetable broth
    2 tbsp
  • sesame oil
    1 tsp
  • crushed red pepper flakes
    1 tsp


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and shallots and cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, 1–2 minutes.

  2. In a small bowl, mix together the soy sauce, vegetable broth, and sesame oil.

  3. Add the bok choy and sauce to the skillet. Toss to coat. Cover and cook for 2–3 minutes, uncover and toss, then cover and continue to cook until bok choy is tender, 3–5 minutes more.

  4. Sprinkle with crushed red pepper.