Make Ahead

Baby Bok Choy Salad with Mama O's Kimchi Paste

August  1, 2014
2 Ratings
Photo by Mama O
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

This is a salad to go with nearly any meal. Great as an appetizer or as an accompaniment to rice and a protein. Very refreshing and easy to make, Mama O's Kimchi Paste makes it taste great even if you don't have time to make a traditional kimchi. —Mama O

What You'll Need
  • Bok Choy Preparation
  • 1 pound baby bok choy leaves
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sea salt
  • 1 cup water
  • Everything else:
  • 2 tablespoons Mama O's Premium Vegan Kimchi Paste
  • 1 green onion stalk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  1. Bok Choy Preparation
  2. Inspect your bok choy and discard any damaged or yellow leaves.
  3. Cut each piece in half down the middle. (If you can't find baby bok choy tips you can use regular size bok choy; just cut it into quarters rather than halves.) Place in a medium-size bowl.
  4. Dissolve 1 1/2 tablespoons of sea salt in 1 cup of water. Sprinkle over bok choy then press down to completely submerge bok choy.
  5. Let stand for 10 minutes. Then mix bok choy thoroughly frΩ and let stand for another 10 minutes. (You do not have to place a weight on top but you can if you want.)
  6. Rinse bok choy 2 to 3 times. Drain. Let stand in now empty rinsed bowl.
  1. Everything else:
  2. Chop washed scallion into 1/2-inch pieces.
  3. In a small bowl, combine Mama O's Premium Vegan Kimchi Paste, vinegar, scallion, and sugar.
  4. Pour this mixture over the bok choy, then rub it over the bok choy with your hands to get an even coating.
  5. Add additional vinegar, sugar, and salt to your taste.
  6. Serve immediately or after chilling.

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Patti A. August 17, 2014
Under #4, what does "fr_" mean? The recipe doesn't fully explain if there is any cooking aspect involved. If not, then how long is the soaking process?