Last week I went to a dinner party at my friend, Shayna’s, house. Shayna is gluten-free too. She made us a delicious salad and I couldn’t get enough of it! I loved the crunch I experienced with every bite, and the dressing was so delicious. I ate so much of it!
I finally asked Shayna what was in the salad. It turns out she chopped up a bunch of bok choy and green onions, added sunflower seeds, and then drizzled a delicious homemade dressing on top.
When she said “bok choy,” I have to admit, I had know idea what bok choy even looked like let alone have I ever eaten or cooked with it. This stuff is good … and I’m not saying that because I’m a green veggie loving machine, but because it really does tastes good!
Shayna told me everything she did and I committed the recipe to memory.
The next day, I’m, of course, at the grocery store. There among all the beautiful leafy green vegetables I spotted the bok choy. The vegetable is a bit funny looking. It reminds me of a head of romaine lettuce. It has dark leafy greens on top, and a crunchy celery-like bottom.
I’ve never cooked with bok choy before and now I had the perfect excuse – and recipe – to give it a go.
I bought the three ingredients Shayna told me to use – bok choy, green onions and sunflower seeds. Got it! I then came home, made the dressing and chopped up the salad.
I am happy to report that my salad tasted just like the salad Shayna made me the weekend prior. I am now in love with bok choy – I can’t believe it took me so long to learn about it!
If you’re looking to add a little more green to your diet, bok choy is a great vegetable to start with. The taste is mild and crunchy. Plus, bok choy is loaded with vitamins A, C and K and is an excellent source for calcium, magnesium, potassium, manganese, and iron. It is definitely a glorious green loaded with antioxidants (bye-bye free radicals!) and ready to boost your immune system. Read more about the health benefits of bok choy here.
On top of it all, I really enjoyed the taste and texture the sprouted sunflowers seeds brought to the dish. You can get the Go Raw Sprouted Sunflower seeds on Amazon* or at your natural grocery store.
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