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  • Makes 12 pieces

In this simple yet so-tasty side dish, crunchy-tender baby bok choy soaks up a savory brothy sauce. We suggest choosing smaller heads of baby bok choy for their crisp texture and mild flavor. To clean bok choy, cut it in half lengthwise (or separate the stalks completely), and swish it around in a few changes of clean water.


  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • ½ of a fresh jalapeño chile, seeded and thinly sliced (see tip in recipe intro)
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium tamari
  • 1 tablespoon brown rice vinegar
  • 6 heads baby bok choy, halved lengthwise
  • 1 tablespoon toasted black and white sesame seeds


  1. In a large skillet combine the first six ingredients (through vinegar). Bring to boiling. Add bok choy halves, cut sides down, to skillet. Reduce heat to medium. Cook about 10 minutes or until tender, turning once.
  2. Transfer bok choy to a serving platter. If desired, drizzle with remaining sauce from skillet. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve warm.

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Darshana Thacker

Darshana Thacker is chef and culinary project manager for Forks Over Knives. A graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute, she is the author of Forks Over Knives: Flavor! She created the recipes for Forks Over Knives Family and was a lead recipe contributor to the New York Times bestseller The Forks Over Knives Plan. Her recipes have been published in The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook, Forks Over Knives—The Cookbook, Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health, and LA Yoga magazine online. Visit DarshanasKitchen.com for more.

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