RECIPE : Gluten-Free Crispy Vegan Dumplings


Happy Lunar New Year! We’re excited to share a special recipe that blends cultural symbolism with plant-based goodness: Gluten-Free Crispy Vegan Dumplings that shaped like money bags as symbolism of good fortune and wealth in Chinese culture. 

Filled with a savory mixture of mushrooms, greens and flavors, each dumpling is wrapped in a bean curd sheet (instead of traditional wheat based dumpling wrappers) to create a gluten-free, vegetarian meal suitable for all dietary needs.

So, whether you’re looking to add a vegan option to your festive table, aiming to impress your guests with your culinary skills, or simply in search of a delicious way to celebrate Lunar New Year, these crispy vegan dumplings are sure to be a hit. Gather your ingredients, and let’s bring prosperity and blessings to your plate with every bite!

Recipe from Dietitian Renee Chan at True Nosh

GF Crispy Vegan Dumplings

Filled with a savory mixture of mushrooms, greens and flavors, each dumpling is wrapped in a bean curd sheet (instead of traditional wheat based dumpling wrappers) to create a gluten-free, vegetarian meal suitable for all dietary needs.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • Small bunch of chives or green onions cut into strips
  • 2 cups Bok Choy or You Choy diced
  • 1/2 cup Shiitake mushrooms fresh or rehydrated, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp ginger minced
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper powder
  • 1 package of bean curd sheet
  • flaxseed oil or any other vegetable oil
  • xoxo sauce for dipping optional

Instructions
 

  • Mix bok choy, mushrooms, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, and white pepper powder together in a bowl
  • Blanch the green onion strips in boiling water quickly for a few seconds to soften it. Set aside for use later.
  • Place 1 Tbsp of the mixed ingredients on a rectangle sheet of bean curd sheet (size of your hand)
  • Roll up the bean curd sheet with the filling inside like a spring roll
  • Fold top up to shape into a pouch and using the green onion strip as a string, wrapped the top tightly.
  • Grease bottom of an oven-safe skillet with flaxseed oil (or other vegetable oil). Place wrapped dumplings on top.
  • Bake in oven at 175C or 375F for 10-15mins until golden brown
  • Serve hot with dipping sauce (xo sauce, soy sauce, plum sauce) on the side.

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Keyword dairy free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut free, vegetarian
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