close up of bok choy in a wicker bowl
Slice Your Bok Choy In Half For Finer Cleaning
It can feel intimidating to try to clean and prepare a new type of produce, but by understanding the best ways to prep an easy ingredient like bok choy, we can ease those fears.
To clean your bok choy better, slice it in half before you wash it. This allows you to clean between all the nooks and crannies of the vegetable.
Dirt typically gathers and rests at the bottom of bok choy stalks, slicing the vegetable in half gives you better access to gently peel the leaves back and wash out the dirt.
Swish the bok choy around in a bowl with cool water to loosen any dirt hiding in the layers. You can also add a few tablespoons of salt to the water to clean any pesticides.
When choosing your bok choy, as with any produce, look for the ones that are bright in color. Stay away from browning or wilting leaves, and avoid soft stems.
Avoid washing your bok choy until you're ready to use it. You can store it in a lightly moistened towel and place it in a ziploc bag or tupperware for three or four days.