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Grilled Baby Bok Choy with Asian Sesame Vinaigrette

grilled bok choy on a plate with asian sesame vinaigrette and rice vinegar in background

I just discovered baby bok choy at my produce market recently and I just think they are the cutest vegetables. I have cooked with regular bok choy before in stir fries and noodle bowls, but I wanted to do something different with these little guys. I wanted to grill them.

close up of plate of grilled bok choy

Grilling a leafy vegetable like this really gives it a unique flavor. The heat from the grill softens up the bok choy, but also gives it a little bit of char, which I love. I threw together a quick sesame vinaigrette to pour over it while it was still warm and then ate the bok choy at room temperature. This would make a really nice side dish to any grilled meat…something a little different from the norm. You could also use this dressing on any Asian themed salad…I see it on a bed of mixed greens, carrots, red bell peppers and edamame and peanuts….yum. And now that I think about it, I may try grilling some carrots in my grill basket and dressing them in this too. Coming soon?

jar of asian sesame vinaigrette with a spoon and a bottle of seasoned rice vinegar

To grill the bok choy simply toss them in a little vegetable oil (couple of teaspoons) and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place them on a preheated grill over medium heat. Grill for a few minutes on each side until you see the vegetable soften a bit and start to char. Set grilled veggies on your plate and spoon dressing over them while still warm. Serve at room temperature.


Grilled Baby Bok Choy with Asian Sesame Vinaigrette

  • Author: Aggie's Kitchen
  • Category: Salad Dressings
  • Cuisine: Asian


  • 1/4 cup Nakano rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • pinch salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, lightly toasted


  1. In a jar or air tight container combine all ingredients and shake vigorously until well combined. Serve over grilled baby bok choy, other veggies or salad.


For more ideas on how to use Nakano rice vinegars to splash on flavor (without the calories) to your veggies and salads visit Nakano on Facebook.

Other Aggie’s Kitchen recipes using rice vinegar:

Asian Couscous Salad

Shrimp, Broccoli and Edamame Stir Fry

Firecracker Shrimp Stir Fry

Turkey Burgers with Peanut Sauce

(Disclosure: I received products and compensation from Nakano for this post, but my opinions are always my own. I developed this recipe using their product, but Nakano is a product you would already find in my home.)

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29 comments on “Grilled Baby Bok Choy with Asian Sesame Vinaigrette”

  1. Oh, I looove me some bok choy. And you’re right – they’re CUTE. Ya just wanna give them a pacifier and rock them to sleep.

  2. Sounds really delicious and I am oh so hungry right now!

  3. Yum! Ive had a grilled carlesar before and loved it. I totally want to give this a go!

  4. Good things really do come in small packages.

  5. Yum! This looks excellent!

  6. This recipe looks delicious! Thanks for sharing- we’ll have to try it soon.

  7. I love Grilled Baby Bok Choy…we use to make it often when we lived in a bigger city. Best part about making it is that its easy and it tastes great!

    “Spicing it Up”

    • I was so happy to find the babies! I’ve seen the big bok choy in my grocery…but the babies…I love the babies! 🙂

  8. Love baby bok choy. Great idea to grill it!

  9. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. It looks simple and delicious. I made Asian noodles with baby bok choy this weekend and the bok choy definitely should have been griled like this!


  10. What a great summer recipe! That dressing sounds delicious!

  11. I love this, Aggie. I love grilling vegetables and even salad.

  12. What a simple yet delicious way to enjoy tender baby bok choy 🙂

  13. Bok choy is my favorite! Especially grilled. Hope you had a great weekend!

  14. I’ve been loving baby bok choy lately! This looks awesome! 🙂

  15. Agree. Grilled bok choy is amazing!

  16. I bought boy choy yesterday for the first time. I know I know, what’s wrong with me, waiting sooooo long to try it. It seems so simple, and versatile, and really pretty. I’m thinking it’ll go with some tofu and peanut satay?!?!

    • did I reply to this already?? Did you make it with tofu and peanut satay yet?? Sounds so good! I had tofu again this weekend, pan fried them into “croutons” for a thai curry soup….yes m’am. it was GOOD!

  17. I’ve never thought of grilling bok choy, but hey! With that dressing on a warm bit of crunch, hey! Sounds great!

  18. I cook with baby bok choy frequently, but have never thought to grill them. What a great recipe, Aggie!

  19. I’m sitting in my hotel room in Seattle at 4 am. And should have known better than to read your blog at this hour! You are making me so hungry!!! I know where to find those little babies, right? Sounds deeelicios!

  20. mmm I never thought to grill bok choy! I love this stuff. After I get back from vacation I’m all over this.

  21. I found some baby bok choy at Trader Joe’s yesterday and just made this as part of dinner tonight! Can’t wait to dig in!!

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