Saturday, August 10, 2013


The first time I bought Bok Choy was last winter in Florida  I found a recipe that I wanted to make and picked up a head. There was no room in the refrigerator in the house so I put it in the garage fridge.As they say, out of sight out of mind- well that's the truth! If I didn't offer to get Gabe a beer I'm sure that the Bok Choy would still be there.

Since my first attempt of using Bok Choy in a recipe failed this time I knew that it wouldn't be "out of site". No fridge in the garage in NY and I put it where I could see it.

I had a couple of cucumbers I picked up on sale and wanted to make some sort of cucumber salad. When I saw the recipe on A House In The Hills , cute name for a blog, I knew I wanted to give it a try.

2 medium Cucumbers

1 small bunch Bok Choy

1/4 cup peanut butter ( used Skippy Honey Roasted Extra Chunky- wasn't going to use addition nuts)

2 tablespoon maple syrup

1 tablespoon tamari ( used 2 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce)

Juice of 1/2 Lime ( used bottle lime juice- about 1/3 of a cup)

3 tablespoons of water

1/2 teaspoon chili oil ( used Rolands Hot chili oil and since I like spicy food I added 1 teaspoon)

1/2 teaspoon seasalt ( didn't use)

Cilantro and peanuts for garnish

Washed and dried the Boy Choy. Cut and added to my Cuisinart and chopped till it was the consistency I wanted.

Washed and peeled the cucumbers and cut into nice little julienne slivers. 

Added the Bok Choy and the cucumber to a large bowl.

In a small bowl add the peanut butter, maple syrup, chili oil,soy sauce, lime juice and water. Mix well until everything is combined and smooth.

Add the sauce a little at a time to make sure the cucumber and boychoy is covered.

You can serve this right away and garnish with cilantro.

I loved the taste of Bok Choy! I could kick myself for wasting the head that I bought in Florida! 


  1. Believe it or not, I've never had bok choy-Cyndy made a salad with it and said it was good. I definitely have cucumbers from the garden-will see how the bok choy looks at the grocery store and maybe give this a try. The store is hit or miss with vegetables like that.

    Thanks Linda!


  2. Ga Ladies,

    I to have never tasted Bok-Choy. I will say that , that salad looks so refreshing. I love cucumbers but they don't like me. lol Run for the Pepsid.

    I really must try a peanut sauce sometime. Another thing that I have neither made nor tasted.

    It sure is a great looking salad.

    Thanks Linda.