Easy Veggie Dumplings

By CSL Staff
June 6, 2022

City Style and Living Summer 2022 Easy Veggie Dumplings
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Transform last of the fridge veggies into a better-than-takeout dinner.  It’s the two-bite meal of our dreams. You’re going to love making these Easy Veggie Dumplings.

City Style and Living Summer 2022 Easy Veggie Dumplings step 1
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1 – CUT IT UP
Thinly slice 1 cup cabbage, 1 stalk celery, ½ an onion, 1 grated carrot, and dice ½ small sweet bell pepper.

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2 – STIR THINGS UP

Stir-fry in pan with 2 Tbsp. soy sauce, ½ teaspoon chili oil and 1 teaspoon diced garlic.  Set aside to cool.

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3 – FILL IT UP

Take one heaped tablespoon of cooled veggie filling and place in the centre of a circular dumpling wrapper. 

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4 – FOLD OVER

Using a small amount of water on the outside of the wrapper, turn one side of the wrapper onto the other side, creating a half moon shape, and seal.

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5 – IT’S ALL IN THE CRIMP

Using your thumbs and index finger, gently fold over edges creating a pleat and pinch with opposite hand thumb and index finger.  Press down to secure in place.  Repeat until the entire dumpling is pleated.

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6 – STEAM AND CRISP
Add 1 Tbsp. oil to pan and heat.  Add dumplings to pan until bottoms are crisp.  Add ½ cup water and cover.  Cook for 5-7 minutes until cooked through.

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7 – TAKE A DIP

Combine ½ cup hoisin sauce, 1 grated garlic clove, ½ inch grated ginger, 1 Tbsp. sambal chili sauce, 2 Tbsp. soy sauce, 1 Tbsp. Chinese black vinegar.  Serve as dipping sauce alongside potstickers.

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8 – MAKE IT A MEAL

These nourishing dumplings are hearty enough for a full meal.  Serve alongside stir fried crunchy vegetables.  These Easy Veggie Dumplings are a tasty meatless dinner is quicker than takeout and better for you too.


This original recipe article first appeared in the Summer 2022 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.