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Vegan dumplings with a peanut soy dipping sauce

vegan dumplings

Dumplings are a delicious way to get in lots of healthy veggies and I’m yet to meet someone who doesn’t love them! Making vegan dumplings is super easy and you can really throw in whatever vegetables you like (leafy greens work particularly well), just as long as they are cutĀ up finely or shredded.

vegan dumplings

vegan dumplings

vegan dumplings
vegan dumplings
Vegan dumplings with a peanut soy dipping sauce
Print Recipe
Servings
60 dumplings
Servings
60 dumplings
vegan dumplings
Vegan dumplings with a peanut soy dipping sauce
Print Recipe
Servings
60 dumplings
Servings
60 dumplings
Ingredients
For the dumplings
  • 60 dumpling wrappers
  • 2 cups shredded Chinese cabbage
  • 2 cups shredded spinach leaves
  • 2 carrots (grated or julienned)
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 2 shallots (diced)
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms (finely diced)
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger
  • 1 handful coriander leaves
  • 150 grams medium firm tofu
  • 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp chili paste or sriracha
For the dipping sauce
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp melted peanut butter
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 1/2 tsp chili paste (optional)
Servings: dumplings
Instructions
For the dumplings
  1. Ensure all the vegetables are chopped or shredded very finely (chopping them in a food processor is a fast and easy way to do this). Place the carrots, cabbage and spinach leaves into a strainer or colander and use a tea towel to press as much liquid out of out of them as you can.
  2. Place the cabbage, carrots and spinach into a large bowl. Mix in the ginger, garlic, coriander, mushroom and shallots. Use your hands to crumble the tofu in and gently mix through.
  3. In a seperate bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, maple syrup, water, rice wine vinegar and chili paste.
  4. Add the wet mixture to the vegetable and tofu mix and carefully mix it through so everything is coated in the sauce.
  5. Prepare a lightly floured surface to make your dumplings on and flour a tray to place them on. Add some water to a small bowl and keep it handy.
  6. Place a teaspoon of the filling onto one half of the dumpling wrapper (not too close to the edge). Wet halfway around the edge of the wrapper with some water and your finger and fold the wrapper over. Press the edges of the wrapper together until they're firmly stuck and repeat to make the rest of the dumplings (you can get creative with how you fold them, there are several tutorials on youtube and other websites). You can steam your dumplings as you make them or make them all first. If you are going to steam them after you have made all of your dumplings keep a damp tea towel over the dumplings to prevent them from drying out before they're cooked.
  7. Prepare your bamboo steamer by lining it with cabbage leaves, this prevents your dumplings from sticking to the steamer. Place your steamer over a saucepan half-filled with water over medium heat. Once the water begins to boil turn the heat down to low.
  8. Place your dumplings in the steamer in a single layer, don't have them over lapping or they will stick together. Put the lid on and steam them for around 12 minutes. Place the cooked dumplings back under a damp tea towel until you are ready to serve.
    vegan dumplings
For the dipping sauce
  1. Whisk all the ingredients together until they are well mixed and refrigerate until you are ready to serve.
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2 Comments

  1. Yvonne November 1, 2016

    I’m excited to make these dumplings! Are dumpling wrappers the same thing as wonton wrappers? Also, are coriander leaves called by another name when i go to my Asian food store? Thank you

    • jess@tinykitchenchronicles.com January 6, 2017 — Post Author

      Thanks! Yup wonton wrappers are the same, usually a different shape but they will work just fine. Coriander is also known as cilantro if that helps! Hope you enjoy.

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