Almond and Baby Bok Choy Asian Salad Recipe -
Almond and Baby Bok Choy Asian Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Almond and Baby Bok Choy Asian Salad

Recipe by  

"This crispy salad uses authentic Asian ingredients and the sauce is delicious. If you can find mirin in an Asian grocery store, it makes it much more authentic and not too sweet."

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 4 salads Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins

    25 mins


  1. Whisk together the oil, vinegar, soy sauce, mirin, and sesame seeds in a small bowl, then set aside. Toss together the romaine, bok choy, carrot, almonds, and croutons in a large bowl. Pour the dressing over the salad, toss to coat, and serve immediately.
Kitchen-Friendly View

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 20, 2008

I probably shouldn't review this recipe, since I made quite a few changes, but it's such a good jumping off point. I didn't have sesame seeds, so I used 1/4 cup canola oil and 2 T sesame oil, 1/4 cup rice vinegar, 3 T soy sauce and 1 T red cooking wine (no mirin). I also added grilled steak (marinated for 15 minutes in the salad dressing), yellow pepper and mandarin oranges. Very good!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 15, 2008

Well, as written I can only give this 3 stars. But, there is a lot of potential here! I made it as written and I thought it could use a bit of sprucing up. Next time, I would add sliced scallions to the salad, double the bok choy and leave the romaine out altogether. But, really, it's the dressing that needs some work. It could use some less oil in place of some sesame oil, some fresh grated ginger, maybe some red pepper flakes...Thanks anyway, but, I probably won't be making again!


13 Ratings

Dec 02, 2010

I have never tried bok choy in a salad before and I LOVED it! The dressing had a great Asian sesame flavor and the texture of the bok choy, carrots, and almonds was wonderful. I omitted the croutons - they don't seem to fit with the other ingredients.

Jan 10, 2009

salad was excellent with mandarin oranges and yellow peppers added. dressing was good, but a bit too oily.

Jan 06, 2011

I finally found baby bok choy in an asian market! It makes a refreshing salad that would be good with cucumber, too.

Sep 10, 2009

I used only 2 T oil and added red and yellow peppers. Will try the mandarin oranges next time. Instead of sesame seeds and croutons I used Mrs. May's sesame crunch.

Mar 25, 2010

With a salad, of all of its sections, it's the dressing that needs the directions. Cause if the dressing don't sing, then forget the whole thing -- it's no salad, it's a veggie collection.

May 25, 2009

A good idea that turned out alright. Definitely needed mandarin oranges and less oil in the dressing. Following other reviewers, I took liberties with the sauce- Walnut Oil & Olive Oil as the base, soy sauce, red wine vinegar and toasted sesame seeds yielded something I was happy to eat but would be concerned about serving.


Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 361 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.1 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 34.4 g
  • 53%
  • Fiber
  • 3 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 764 mg
  • 31%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

See More

About the Cook

Subscribe Today!

In Season

Chicken Breast Recipes
Chicken Breast Recipes

With our 2,700+ chicken breast recipes, you'll never serve the same old chicken again.

Zucchini On The Grill
Zucchini On The Grill

The firm, juicy texture of zucchini make them a perfect side to toss on the grill.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Related Videos

Garlic Ginger Bok Choy

This super-quick sautéed vegetable is a great change of pace.

Chef John’s Bok Choy Steamed Rice

See how to make steamed rice with fresh boy choy.

Arugula and Beet Salad

Learn how to put a contemporary twist on the traditional Waldorf salad.

Recently Viewed Recipes

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States