Vegetable Dumplings

Vegetable Dumplings

These Japenese dumplings are completely vegan and completely addicting. The perfect appetizer or side, they require a little love to prepare, but literally fly off the plate. The sauce might even be the real hero here.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Assembly Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 6


  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded
  • 7 oz mushrooms, sliced thinly
  • 7 oz cabbage, shredded
  • 1 leek, sliced thinly
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos or tamari (or soy sauce if not gluten free)
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 pack frozen gyoza wrappers, dethawed
  • salt & pepper

For the Sauce

  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp chili garlic sauce
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos or tamari (or soy sauce if not gluten free)
  • 1 tbsp agave


  • Heat sesame oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat, then add onion, carrot, and mushrooms and sautee for ~5 minutes.
  • Add leek and cabbage and cook for an additional 8-10 minutes.
  • Add coconut aminos, rice vinegar, toasted sesame oil, garlic and ginger and stir to combine. Let cool.
  • While the veggie filling is cooling, make the dipping sauce by whisking all ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Be sure your gyoza wrappers are dethawed. Add about 1 heaping tbsp of veggie filling into the center of a wrapper, brush the edges with water (using your finger tip or a pastry brush), and bring the bottom of the wrapper to the top, pinching in the middle to combine. These can be rustic or more precisely "fanned" (see instruction video). The important part is that they need to be SEALED.
  • Once all of the dumplings are assembled, heat your large frying pan over high heat with about 1 tbsp oil, and add the dumplings in a single layer. Toast for about 4-5 minutes or until bottoms are browned, then add 1/4 cup water to the pan and quickly cover, letting the dumplings steam for 5 minutes.
  • Serve topped with green onions and dipping sauce!
Keyword dumpling, gyoza, vegan, vegetable
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