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Grilled Bok Choy with Grapefruit Basil Salsa

Grilled Bok Choy with Grapefruit Basil Salsa

Chef Kenzie Osborne
Chef Kenzie is bringing a big burst of flavor with a few simple ingredients. Try searing or grilling your bok choy in a bit of oil, then top with a fresh Grapefruit Basil salsa for a delicious warm summer salad!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

For the Grilled/Seared Bok Choy...

  • 8 heads of large bok choy (or 16 heads of baby bok choy)
  • 8 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt

For the Grapefruit Basil Salsa...

  • ½ cup fresh basil, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup almonds, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 grapefruits, (peeled) one roughly chopped, and one sliced into segments for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Slice the bok choy in half, lengthwise. Brush the inside portion of the sliced bok choy with 1/2 teaspoon olive oil (you will have 16 halves of bok choy - each brushed with 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil). Sprinkle with salt.
  • Heat a grill pan or sauté pan over high heat. Once hot, add bok choy to the pan with the oil-brushed side touching the pan. Heat for 30 seconds to one minute, until golden brown. Remove from pan and let rest on a plate.
  • Place basil, almonds, olive oil, salt, and roughly chopped grapefruit in a food processor. Pulse until finely chopped - this should resemble a salsa consistency.
  • Slice the second grapefruit into segments.
  • Serve each person 4 halves of grilled/seared bok choy with 1/4 of the Grapefruit Basil Salsa recipe and fresh grapefruit segments.

Notes

Nutrition (Per Serving)

Fat: 19g
Carbohydrates: 17g
Protein: 4g
Calories: 240

Phase 1 Full Meal

Top the bok choy with 4 ounces of cooked fish drizzled in one tablespoon olive oil (or 6 ounces fish measured raw, sautéed in 1 tablespoon olive oil and herbs of choice such as basil). Top with 1/2 cup cooked chickpeas (recommended to cook the chickpeas with the fish). Serve the fish and chickpeas over the bok choy. Top with the Grapefruit Basil salsa.
Fat: 36g (50%)
Carbohydrates: 40g (25%)
Protein: 41g (25%)
Calories: 640
 
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