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Bok Choy Salad with Apples and Peanut Dressing

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This salad is full of crunch and flavor. Apples, cucumbers and peanuts are layered over bok choy and drizzled with a peanut butter yogurt dressing.

bowl of bok choy salad with apples, peanuts and homemade peanut yogurt dressing.

I was so tempted to cook the bok choy we got in our veggie box. I love it in stir fry or cooked with garlic and soy sauce. I also saw so many tasty looking recipes for roasted and grilled bok choy.

But my husband very much prefers raw cabbage to the cooked variety. Though he does eat Carlee’s cabbage (a family name for a dish we really enjoy!) Plus I’ve never eaten bok choy in a salad. So it seemed like the right thing to do.

salad spinner with chopped bok choy in it.

If we hadn’t just had grandma’s napa salad recently, I would have been reworking that into something new.  We just love the flavor and crunch and it is so simple to make.  But since we had just had some, it seems like something different was in order.

bowl of creamy peanut yogurt salad dressing

We had a bag of apples in the fridge drawer and it seemed like that would add a nice bit of sweet to the bok choy.  We also got  a couple of cucumbers in our CSA box that were just begging to be added for that fresh burst.

bowl full of chopped bok choy with chopped apples, cucumbers and chicken.

While the dressing from that napa salad would be delicious on this as well, I wanted to try something new.  This peanut butter and yogurt salad dressing was the perfect thing to bring it all together.  It really worked nice with all of the other flavors.

bowl of chopped bok choy with chopped toppings on top.

My husband is not a huge fan of peanut chicken, or anything peanut butter without chocolate really, so I wasn’t sure how he’d like this.  It turns out he was a big fan! I’ve been winning him over with salads lately and they have been a great way to get dinner on the table on these hot busy days.

bowl of bok choy salad tossed in dressing.

Of course this would make a great side salad, but like most salads lately I added some chicken and made it an entrée instead.  Either way it’s going to be good!

The veggie boxes are keeping us loaded up on greens. So what are your favorite ways to use them?  I have a few more fun things coming if they work out the way I have them envisioned!

More Recipes to Try:

If you like crunchy salads, try making apple salad with honey yogurt dressing. It makes a perfect snack, side dish or even healthier dessert.

You might also like a dinner salad with fruit and poppy seed dressing. It is great with or without chicken and makes a great side dish or meal.

Or check out my collection of salad recipes for more inspiration.

bowl of bok choy salad with apples, peanuts and homemade peanut yogurt dressing.

Bok Choy Salad with Apples and Peanut Dressing

Carlee
This salad is full of crunch and flavor. Apples, cucumbers and peanuts are layered over bok choy and drizzled with a peanut butter yogurt dressing.
4.78 from 9 ratings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Salads
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 199 kcal

Ingredients
 

Salad

  • 1 head bok choy
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 apple
  • ½ cup roasted peanuts
  • optional: cooked chicken breasts, shrimp, or tofu

Dressing

  • 3 Tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • cup plain yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider or rice wine vinegar

Instructions
 

  • Whisk together dressing ingredients until well mixed. Refrigerate until ready to use.
    3 Tablespoons creamy peanut butter, ⅓ cup plain yogurt, 1 Tablespoon soy sauce, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, 1 Tablespoon honey, ½ teaspoon salt, 2 tablespoons apple cider or rice wine vinegar
  • Wash and chop all produce. Layer in salad bowls.
    1 head bok choy, 1 cucumber, 1 apple
  • Top with chopped peanuts and protein if desired.
    ½ cup roasted peanuts
  • Drizzle with salad dressing when ready to serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 199kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 13gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 445mgFiber: 3gSugar: 9g
Tried this recipe?Mention @carleecooks or tag #cookingwcarlee!

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Donna

Thursday 21st of July 2022

I made this salad and it was wonderful! I didn't mix everything together at once. Instead I mixed the amount we could eat, fresh each time. I particularly like the dressing.

Carlee

Thursday 21st of July 2022

That makes me so happy! I am so glad you liked it!

Jan

Sunday 5th of August 2018

This looks very flavorful! I have kiddos that will LOVE it when they come down to visit next week!

Carlee

Monday 6th of August 2018

I hope they do! It's so fresh and flavorful!

Anonymous

Wednesday 20th of June 2018

Carlee, I bet this salad is amazing! The dressing sounds so good with the peanut butter. :-o Thank you for sharing it at the Whimsical Wednesdays Link Party.

Carlee

Sunday 24th of June 2018

It was so good. I am a sucker for all things peanut butter, so the dressing won me over too! Thank you!

Hardlyagoddess

Monday 18th of June 2018

This looks fantastic- I love a peanut butter dressing!

Carlee

Sunday 24th of June 2018

I think this one is quickly becoming one of my favorites!

Amy

Tuesday 12th of June 2018

I'm anxious to try this peanut butter dressing. We do like peanut butter but have never had it on a salad. You are definitely getting me out of my comfort zone!

Carlee

Thursday 14th of June 2018

It's fun to get out of that zone every once in a while! I hope you like it!