Refreshing Bok Choy Salad with Sesame-Soy Vinaigrette

Dive into a bowl of vibrant colors and crisp flavors with this Refreshing Bok Choy Salad. Featuring tender baby bok choy, crunchy carrots, and sharp radishes, all drizzled with a nutty and tangy sesame-soy vinaigrette, this salad is a feast for the senses. Perfect as a light meal or a side dish, it’s sure to bring a refreshing touch to any table. Here’s how to whip up this delightful salad.

Bok Choy Salad Ingredients:

  • 8 baby bok choy, rinsed, dried, and thinly sliced, including leafy greens
  • ½ cup shredded carrot
  • 8 radishes, cut into thin matchsticks or slices
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds (a mix of black and golden for garnish)
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Sesame-Soy Vinaigrette Ingredients:

  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, pressed
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce or shoyu
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil, or another neutral oil


  1. Prepare the Salad Components:
    • Begin by thoroughly rinsing and drying the baby bok choy. Slice them thinly, ensuring to include the crisp stems and the leafy greens for a mix of textures.
    • Shred the carrot using a grater or a food processor for fine strands.
    • Slice the radishes into thin matchsticks or rounds, depending on your preference for crunch.
  2. Make the Sesame-Soy Vinaigrette:
    • In a small bowl or a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the pressed garlic, toasted sesame seeds, honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar, toasted sesame oil, and avocado oil.
    • Whisk or shake well to blend all the ingredients. Taste and adjust any of the components as needed, aiming for a balance of sweetness, tang, and umami.
  3. Toss the Salad:
    • In a large salad bowl, combine the sliced baby bok choy, shredded carrots, and radish matchsticks.
    • Drizzle the sesame-soy vinaigrette over the salad, using as much or as little as you prefer. Gently toss the salad to evenly coat the ingredients with the dressing.
  4. Garnish and Serve:
    • Sprinkle the toasted sesame seeds over the salad for an added crunch and visual appeal.
    • Serve immediately, offering any extra dressing on the side for those who might want a bit more.

This Refreshing Bok Choy Salad is a celebration of simple ingredients coming together to create a dish that’s both wholesome and full of flavor. Its lightness and vibrant dressing make it an excellent choice for spring and summer meals, or whenever you crave something refreshing yet satisfying. Enjoy this salad on its own or as a complement to your favorite dishes.