Try our delicious vegan dumpling recipe. We combine Impossible brand sausage, a variety of vegetables, and seasonings and wrap it all up in a wonton wrapper. A delicious way to have a meat-free dumpling option that still has great flavor and texture.
Our steamed vegan dumplings recipe
Try this vegan appetizer dumpling recipe for your next get-together. Dumplings make for a great appetizer. These dumplings are a labor of love, but worth the time and effort. We take Impossible brand sausage, a combination of veggies, and then fill wonton wrappers with the homemade dumpling filling. These little dumplings are then steamed, however, you could also bake or fry them too. We just preferred to steam them for this recipe.
We are not sponsored by the Impossible brand. We just happened to try some of their products and thought it may make a good vegan dumpling filling. We were right and wanted to share this recipe.
Delicious vegan dumpling filling
The filling is simple, yet delicious. We used Impossible brand sausage, napa cabbage, green onions, garlic, and seasonings. We wanted to keep the filling simple due to the addition of the Impossible brand sausage because it gives a lot of flavor to the filling. However, you can use any veggies you like. For example, finely chopped carrots would be a great addition. We love making dumplings because you can really customize the variety of vegetables you have in your filling to suit your taste preference and needs.
Ingredients needed for this vegan dumpling recipe
- Impossible brand sausage
- Napa cabbage leaves
- Green onions/scallions
- Mushroom umami powder
- Ground black pepper
- Sesame oil
- Wonton wrappers
Wonton wrapper or dumpling wrapper?
Essentially wonton wrappers and dumpling wrappers are the same. The main difference is usually the shape. Wonton wrappers are usually square in shape while a dumpling wrapper is usually round.
We use the square store-bought wonton wrappers for these dumplings like the Nasoya brand vegan wonton wraps you can find in big-box grocery stores. It’s easier, quicker and the thickness is perfect for steamed dumplings. We love the consistency of the thin wrappers, especially when we plan to steam the dumplings. If the wonton wrapper or dumpling wrapper is too thick, it could result in a gummy doughy consistency after they are steamed.
The easiest way to fold homemade dumplings
We literally fold these vegan dumplings the easiest way possible. Since we use square wonton wrappers, we fold them in half so that it makes a triangle shape after folding. Use a little bit of water on the edges of the wrapper so that you ensure a good seal.
For good measure, we also place the folded and sealed dumpling in the palm of one of our hands. Then with the palm of our other hand press down on the dumpling to remove any air pockets. Then repress the edges if necessary. This won’t be an important step for these dumplings since they are steamed, however, if you plan to bake or fry these dumplings instead of steaming them, then removing air pockets will be important. Leaving air pockets inside the dumpling could cause it to expand and break open when baking or frying the dumplings.
How to store leftover dumplings
If you have any leftover dumplings, you may be wondering how long they will keep in the refrigerator. Cooked dumplings can be stored in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days. Make sure you finish them within that time frame.
How to freeze homemade dumplings
Yes! You can freeze these dumplings! To freeze these vegan dumplings, lay the uncooked dumplings on a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet or a big freezer-safe plate sprinkled with flour or cornstarch. Try not to let the dumplings touch each other because you want each dumpling frozen individually so they don’t stick together. Place the baking sheet, or plate, into the freezer until the dumplings are fully frozen. Transfer the frozen dumplings to a zipper-lock freezer bag and push out as much air as possible before sealing the bag and storing the dumplings for up to two months. When you’re ready for dumplings, simply take them out of the freezer and steam until cooked through!
- 40 Wonton wrappers
- 1 green onion, chopped (optional, as garnish)
For the vegan dumpling filling:
- In a large mixing bowl, add everything for the vegan dumpling filling together. Mix everything together until well incorporated.
- Add about a tablespoon of the Impossible filling to a wonton/dumpling wrapper. Close the wrapper with a little bit of water on the edges. Close the wonton/dumpling wrapper and lightly press any air pockets out.
- Steam the dumplings in a steamer of your preference for 10 minutes.
- Sprinkle chopped green onions on top of the plate of dumplings. Enjoy!
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