Asian Burgers & Bok Choy Salad

The addition of Asian flavors from ingredients such as tamari and green onions gives standard burgers a twist. Raw and crunchy bok choy pairs perfectly with the sweet and spicy burgers.

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Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
10 min
35 min


Burgers & salad

  • 1 lb lean ground pork or beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup diced green onions, divided
  • 2 tbsp reduced-sodium tamari
  • 1/2 tsp each garlic powder and ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, optional
  • 6 cups chopped raw bok choy
  • 2 carrots, grated


  • 1/2 cup grape seed oil
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp organic miso paste
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp reduced-sodium tamari
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 1-inch piece ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced


1. Preheat a grill to medium and grease grate. Prepare burgers: In a large bowl, combine pork, egg, ¼ cup green onions, tamari, garlic powder, black pepper and pepper flakes (if using). Shape mixture into 8 small patties.

2. Grill patties for 5 minutes per side or until meat is browned and no longer pink in the center.

3. Meanwhile, prepare dressing: In a jar with a lid, place all dressing ingredients; top with lid and shake well.

4. To a large salad bowl, add bok choy; drizzle dressing over top and toss until mixed. Divide salad among 4 plates. Divide carrots and remaining ¼ cup green onions among servings. Top each salad with 2 burgers.

(NOTE: If following the Meal Plan featured in our July/August 2017 issue, refrigerate remaining burgers and salad servings; store dressing separately. Reheat burgers and toss salad with dressing when called for.)

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 3/4 cups salad and 2 burgers
  • Calories 531
  • Carbohydrate Content 19.5 g
  • Cholesterol Content 112 mg
  • Fat Content 38 g
  • Fiber Content 2.5 g
  • Protein Content 31 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 5 g
  • Sodium Content 1022 mg
  • Sugar Content 12.5 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 8 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 22 g