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Grilled Baby Bok Choy with Creamy Peanut Dressing

Prep Time:

20 min.

Cook Time:

30 min.


4, 2 halves each


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About the Recipe


  • 1/3 cup natural peanut butter

  • 5 Tbsp. water, divided

  • 1 Tbsp. lime juice, plus lime wedges for serving

  • 1 Tbsp. tamari or soy sauce

  • 2 tsp. honey

  • 1/2 tsp. minced ginger

  • 1 small clove garlic, grated

  • Pinch of crushed red pepper

  • 4 heads baby bok choy (about 1 1/4 pounds total), halved lengthwise

  • 1 Tbsp. peanut oil

  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt

  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro

  • 2 Tbsp. chopped salted peanuts


1. Preheat grill to medium-high.

2. Whisk peanut butter, 3 Tbsp. water, lime juice, tamari (or soy sauce), honey, ginger, garlic and crushed red pepper in a small bowl until smooth. Set aside.

3. Place bok choy in an even layer in a microwave-safe 9-by-13-inch baking dish (or similar) and drizzle with the remaining 2 Tbsp. water. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave until tender-crisp and bright green, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer the bok choy to a platter; brush the cut sides with oil and sprinkle with salt. 

4. Grill the bok choy, cut-side down, until charred, about 1 minute. Flip and grill until charred on the other side, about 1 minute more. Return to the platter and drizzle with the reserved dressing. Top with cilantro and peanuts and serve with lime wedges.

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