Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Substitute wheat-free soy or tamari sauce for soy sauce.


"Idealist: One who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup."
-H.L Mencken, Journalist

The refrigerator light goes on...

This is a simple recipe but oh so flavorful. It will go with almost any Asian style meal that you choose as a side dish. It is a little better if you can find spicy Thai basil (which always seems to grow better in my garden than sweet basil). I prefer to use the large bok choy for this salad rather than the little baby bok choy. The texture is a little more coarse and the leaves slightly more bitter but I feel that it makes a better salad. You can also use thinly sliced napa cabbage for this salad.

Gluten Friendly: Those who are gluten sensitive should substitute tamari sauce in place of the soy sauce. There are low sodium versions of tamari sauce.


Bok Choy Slaw

Servings: 2 | Serving size: about 1 cup

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

This recipe keeps well for about 48 hours in the fridge.

8 ounces bok choy (thinly sliced)
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves (chiffonade)
2 tsp dark sesame oil
1 tsp rice vinegar
2 tsp low sodium soy sauce or tamari sauce
1/2 tsp sugar
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
1 tsp white or black sesame seeds

Place the bok choy, basil, sesame oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sugar and pepper in a stainless or glass mixing bowl. Toss well and chill.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1 cup

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 51 Calories from Fat 28
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3g 5%
    Saturated Fat 0.5g 2%
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 248mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 6%
    Sugars 2g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 103% Vitamin C 85%
Calcium 14% Iron 7%
Vitamin K 64 mcg Potassium 309 mg
Magnesium 30 mg