Vegetable Dumpling Recipe

If you're searching for a delicious recipe for your Lunar New Year celebrations, look no further than these delectable vegetarian dumplings.  They're quick to make and easy to serve, making them a great addition to your next dinner party!


1 package wonton wrappers

3 tablespoons oil, plus 1/4 Cup

1 large onion

1 1/2 cups cabbage, finely shredded

1 1/2 cups carrots, finely shredded

1 cup chives, finely chopped

1 tablespoon sesame oil

1/2 teaspoon pepper

3 tablespoons dry sherry

2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce

1 teaspoon sugar

salt, to taste

chili paste, to taste

How To:

  1. Place a large skillet on the stove at medium high heat, add 3 tablespoons oil and all of the ginger.  Heat for 30 seconds, or until fragrant.  Add the onions and stir-fry until translucent (about 2 minutes).
  2. Add the carrots and cabbage, stir fry for another 2 minutes or until the veggies are tender.
  3. Transfer everything to a large mixing bowl and wait for it to cool.  You can place the bowl in the refrigerator to speed up the process.
  4. Once things have cooled, add the chopped chives, sesame oil, dry sherry, pepper, soy sauce, sugar, and salt to taste. 
  5. Stir in the remaining 1/4 cup oil as well as the chili paste (skip this step if you don't enjoy spice)
  6. Clear a clean area to assemble the dumplings.  
  7. Pour a small bowl of water and set it to the side.  
  8. Lay the dumpling wrappers out one at a time, use your fingers to moisten the wraper than drop 1 1/2-2 spoonfuls of vegetables in the center.  
  9. Fold the wrap over on itself, wet your fingers in the bowl then use them to seal the dumplings by lightly pressing along the edges.
  10. Once the dumplings are assembled, you can cook them by heating a small amount of oil in the pan and lightly frying them.  You can also cook them in a bamboo steamer if you're looking for a healthier option, both ways produce delicious dumplings.

This post was created in collaboration with Hailey Wilson of Verse and Venture Photography, you can see more of her work here.