Bok choi with cashew nuts

July 16, 2012 (Last Updated: January 11, 2019)
Bok choi with cashew nuts recipe

Bok choi, also called pak choi, is a kind of Chinese cabbage that has become a staple in many Asian dishes. This dark green leaf is given a lovely earthiness from the cashews and a kick from the spring onions. Bok choi with cashew nuts makes a delicious and light lunch or dinner dish.

Bok choi with cashew nuts

Serves: 4
Cooking Time: 20 mins


  • 45ml ( 3 tbsp) olive oil
  • 4 spring onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1,5kg bok choi, rinsed and leaves separated from base
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) sesame oil
  • salt, to taste
  • 125ml (½ cup) cashew nuts, roasted



Heat the oil in a large frying pan or wok over medium heat. Add the onions, garlic and bok choi. Toss for a few minutes.


Sprinkle with the sesame oil and season. Cover and allow to cook for about 2 minutes.


Lower the heat and stir-fry for a further minute until the bok choi is just cooked. Gently mix in the nuts and serve.

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