Bok choy is in the cabbage family, and is very popular in China. In this recipe, it is shredded to resemble a coleslaw, but that is where the resemblance to that creamy classic ends. This dish is very spicy and full of flavor. It not only tastes great, but is strangely fun to eat. If you have chile paste, use 2 teaspoons of that instead of the red pepper flakes.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine bok choy, red bell pepper, and scallions in a large bowl.

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  • In a smaller bowl, whisk together red pepper flakes (or chile paste), mustard, apple cider vinegar, garlic, ginger, sugar, salt, and oil.

  • Pour this spicy dressing over the chopped vegetables, and toss well. Refrigerate for 1 hour, then toss again. Taste salad, and add more chile paste, salt, or sugar to taste before serving.

Nutrition Facts

55 calories; 1.2 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 504 mg sodium. 8.6 g carbohydrates; 2.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This is really delicious! I never would have thought to put bok choy in a salad I just thought it was for stir fry. I thought it would be bitter raw but it is not at all! I just kept eating it like it was a snack food. Highly recommended for a change from the usual salad. Read More
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32 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This is really delicious! I never would have thought to put bok choy in a salad I just thought it was for stir fry. I thought it would be bitter raw but it is not at all! I just kept eating it like it was a snack food. Highly recommended for a change from the usual salad. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This is really delicious! I never would have thought to put bok choy in a salad I just thought it was for stir fry. I thought it would be bitter raw but it is not at all! I just kept eating it like it was a snack food. Highly recommended for a change from the usual salad. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This was a wonderful light salad for a hot summer day. It went well with barbecued Halibut. The left-overs went to work with me and received rave revues. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/10/2004
This was a great recipe. I substituted half rice vinegar for the cider vinegar (for a more asian flavor) and added a little sesame oil at the end to give it a nuttier taste. I also added about 3 Tablespoons of toasted sesame seeds for a little nutty interest. The first time I made it I used the 2 tsp of chile paste (which I love) and I was the only one in my house that could eat it. Too spicy for my husband and kids but the second go round I used about half a teaspoon of the chile paste and while it was a little bland for me those with more sensitive palates LOVED it. Make sure you accomodate the taste buds of those you are cooking for but with that in mind we make this regularly. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I really liked the vinegarette this recipe made and it had a little zip. I made a salad with ingredients from the farmers market and used this to dress it and it was wonderful. I also used Nappa Cabbage and Bok choy combo and it was good. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
The BEST hot slaw I've ever had -- and its my first attempt to make it myself! THANKS!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Simple and excellent flavor. I made a couple of substitutions including using shredded spinach instead of bok choy and chili-garlic sauce instead of chili paste and minced garlic. (It was what I had on hand.) My dinner guests enjoyed it very much and agreed that spinach might even be better than bok choy (my husband though wasn't a huge fan... he has very tender taste buds and I might reduce the heat for his portion next time). I served it with Indonesian Chicken Satay another recipe I found here and got excellent reviews all around. Thanks for a delicious and unusual salad creation! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/19/2005
I agree with the previous reviewer that this was WAY too vinegary and not hot at all. Kudos for the idea of using bok choy in a salad. But I'll need to work on this one before I'd serve it to anyone. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/27/2004
Instead of using Bok Choy I used a bag of Broccoli Slaw. It had more of a cole slaw texture plus the color was great. I loved the dressing and it went great with grilled salmon Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/09/2004
This recipe was barely edible - way too vinegary for our tastebuds. Even after a day in the fridge the vinegar only got stronger. Read More
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