Bok Choy Salad with Chow Mein

This is a quick bok choy salad recipe I got from my mother. I made a few modifications to the dressing to fit my own taste, but it's been a hit with my husband, and our child and frequently asked for when they see bok choy in the store. This can be served as either an appetizer or a salad for any meal. Add green onions, if desired.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
4 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
29 mins
10 servings



  • 1 tablespoon canola oil, or as needed

  • 5 tablespoons sesame seeds, or to taste

  • 2 (6 ounce) packages dried chow mein noodles

  • ¼ cup chopped almonds, or to taste (Optional)

  • 1 ½ tablespoons honey, or to taste (Optional)


  • 1 cup olive oil

  • cup white sugar

  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce


  • 1 large head bok choy, cut into 1-inch pieces


  1. Heat canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add sesame seeds. Heat for 30 seconds; start stirring with a spatula and add chow mein noodles and almonds. Cook, stirring constantly, until seeds are dark brown, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat. Add honey; stir until crunch mixture sticks together. Pour into a bowl; cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until cool, about 10 minutes.

  2. Mix olive oil, sugar, vinegar, and soy sauce together in another bowl. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate dressing until cool.

  3. Place bok choy into a salad bowl.

  4. Place crunch mixture on a flat work surface. Break into smaller pieces using a meat tenderizer. Add to the bok choy; mix into the salad. Serve dressing on the side.

  5. Mix dressing well; serve alongside the salad.

Cook's Note:

You can use ponzu sauce in place of soy sauce, if desired.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of dressing ingredients. The actual amount of dressing consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

456 Calories
34g Fat
33g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 456
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 43%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Sodium 463mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 20mg 102%
Calcium 108mg 8%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 170mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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