Consider Bok Choy

If you are new to greens or are looking to try a new green…consider bok choy.  It is extremely nutritious, has a wonderful texture and is not as bitter as some other greens.  Bok Choy is also known as “Chinese cabbage” and is often used in Chinese cuisine.

Consider celebrating the upcoming Chinese New Year with bok choy. Gung Hay Fat Choy…here’s to the Year of the Dragon!


  • 2 heads bok choy (discard stems, separate leaves and wash carefully)
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (more or less to taste)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Salt
  • Lemon zest (from meyer lemon)

Put in the pan in the following order:

  1. Olive oil
  2. Bok Choy
  3. Garlic
  4. Water
  5. Salt

Cook over medium low heat until all water is absorbed, stirring frequently. Top with lemon zest.