Raw Bok Choy Salad

I am waxing poetic here and already musing about the end of our farmers market and missing it. Alas, November 5 marked the last day of the market.

One of our market managers (a volunteer position that is totally under appreciated, I am sure), sent out the final email of the season with a great recipe and recommendation for raw bok choy.

So, when we visited the vendors last weekend, I had to buy some very cute baby bok choy.

Linda from our local market writes:

I found a dressing for raw bok choy salad.  Now, I like bok choy hidden in soups…after all, it is green and very good for you, but I haven’t figured out how to enjoy it raw.  This dressing is pretty good.  Try it.  I had it on raw bok choy with cucumbers and tomatoes and a bit of sliced chicken last night.
Well, of course, as I was going through the refrigerator to see what I could throw together for dinner, I found the lonely bok choy.

At least it will get utilized and not composted!

It didn’t look too worse for wear so I decided to whip up this dressing.
Here is recipe word-for-word from that final email:
Dressing for Raw Bok Choy Salad
From Linda at the Farmers Market
1 T. garlic chopped fresh garlic
1 T. fresh grated ginger (I keep ginger in my freezer so I always have it available)
2 T. soy sauce (organic with no wheat protein)
Juice of a lemon
1 T.  raw honey
1 T.  sesame seeds (I used black & white sesame seeds)
Generous dash of cayenne pepper
1/2 t. toasted sesame oil (a little goes a long way)
olive oil to taste (I used just 1 tablespoon) you don’t need much
Whisk or put it in a food processor
What a great tip on freezing ginger.
I didn’t have any lemons so I used 2 T. of rice wine vinegar.   And, for the cayenne pepper I used 1/2 t. of sriracha (because we love it!)  I stuck all the ingredients in the blender and emulsified it.
I used all this divine baby bok choy and one cucumber (also left over from the final FM of the year.)  This is a great dressing recipe for all sorts of greens.   We had it for dinner and it was delicious.

Another veggie dinner.

What’s the deal?   Another vegetarian meal for us?    That is highly unusual but it has been delicious.


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