Here’s a side dish recipe featuring bok choy and tomatoes. It’s easy and fast to make, has few ingredients and doesn’t involve a lot of prep work. Try this sometime for something a little different using bok choy! Below is a video demonstration of how to make this recipe. The written recipe is below the video.
Bok Choy with Tomatoes
Makes 4 Servings
4 cups diced bok choy
1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
1/3 cup diced onion
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1-1/2 tsp dried parsley flakes
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp dried basil
Salt and pepper to taste
Pour the canned tomatoes into a strainer over a medium size pot that has a lid. Allow the tomato juice to drain into the pot. Transfer the strainer with tomatoes over a bowl; set aside. Turn the burner on medium-high and allow the tomato juice to start to boil. Add the onion, garlic and dried herbs. Stir and allow the mixture to cook about 2 minutes, until the onion and garlic start to soften and the herbs become hydrated.
Add the bok choy, tomatoes (and any extra tomato juice that has drained), and salt and pepper to taste. Stir the mixture and allow the vegetables to cook, stirring occasionally, until the bok choy is as tender as you prefer. Placing a lid on the pot will help the vegetables to cook faster while retaining liquid. If you prefer less liquid in the final dish, leave the lid off while the vegetables cook. Cooking the vegetables about 5 minutes will yield crisp-tender bok choy. Cook longer if you want them softer. Serve.
Julia W. Klee (Judi) began her journey enjoying “all things food” in elementary school when she started preparing meals for her family. That love of food blossomed into a quest to learn more and more about health and wellness as related to nutrition. She went on to earn a BS Degree in Food and Nutrition, then an MS Degree in Nutrition. She has taught nutrition and related courses at the college level to pre-nursing and exercise science students. Her hunger to learn didn’t stop upon graduation from college. She continues to research on a regular basis about nutrition as it relates to health. Her hope is to help as many people as possible to enjoy foods that promote health and wellness.