Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Baby Bok Choy Salad

This simple salad is one of my favorites to make at home.  Baby bok choy is great when I want a change from traditional lettuce.  I've been getting some gorgeous heads at the Indy Winter Farmers Market lately.  Just can't pass up those beautiful babies.  The dressing is made with tamari soy sauce, which makes it perfect for those times I want something salty.  And the garlic and chili paste give it an excellent little kick. 

*1 head baby bok choy, rinsed and sliced on the diagonal
*3-4 scallions, sliced on the diagonal OR several slices of yellow onion (sliced very thin)
*1 tsp. black or white sesame seeds

*1 Tbsp. tamari soy sauce
*drizzle olive oil
*1 clove garlic, pressed or minced
*1/4-1/2 tsp. Vietnamese chili or chili garlic sauce (see note below)

Place bok choy on a plate and top with onions and sesame seeds.  Combine dressing ingredients and shake well; pour over salad.  Allow salad to set about 5 min to allow dressing to soak into the bok choy a bit.  Enjoy!

**Note:  Vitenamese chili sauce or chili garlic sauce can be found in the international or Asian section of your grocery store.  It looks like this:
It is pretty spicy, so use with caution.  You can, of course, leave it out...but I think it gives a great flavor to the other-wise fairly bland dressing.

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