Easy Salmon and Bok Choy

Healthy and delicious, cooking brings out the sweet flavor of bok choy. Combined with salmon, this slow cooker recipe is both a low-fat and low-calorie dinner.

Easy Salmon and Bok Choy
Servings: 4 Prep 10 mins Slow Cook 2 hrs (low) or 1 hour (high)


  • 1 1/2 pounds salmon, patted dry
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 medium-size head bok choy, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces, stems and leaves separated (4 cups each)
  • 1 teaspoon hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced scallions

Make It

1. Coat a 5- to 6-quart slow-cooker bowl with nonstick cooking spray and arrange salmon in it, tucking the thin end of fillets underneath. Sprinkle ginger and garlic over salmon.

2. In a medium-size saucepan, bring broth, vinegar, sugar and soy sauce to a boil over high heat. Pour liquid around salmon, not over, and cook on HIGH for 1 hour or LOW for 2 hours.

3. Stir the bok choy stems into slow cooker for last 30 minutes of cooking time on HIGH or the last hour of cooking time on LOW. Add leaves to the slow cooker for final 10 minutes of cooking time on HIGH or final 30 minutes of cooking time on LOW.

4. Carefully remove salmon from slow cooker with a wide spatula; set aside and keep warm. Stir hoisin into liquid. Sprinkle salmon with scallions and serve with bok choy and liquid.


  • While this dish can be cooked on HIGH, the color will be more vibrant and the flavor more delicate if cooked on LOW.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 312, Fat, total (g): 12, chol. (mg): 94, sat. fat (g): 2, carb. (g): 14, fiber (g): 3, pro. (g): 38, sodium (mg): 515, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.