Garlicky Greens Dumplings & Sesame Sauce Recipe - Vegetarian Times

Garlicky Greens Dumplings & Sesame Sauce

Garlicky Greens Dumplings & Sesame Sauce

These dumplings are sure to be a hit, and they’re substantial enough to serve as a light meal. If you can’t find hot sesame oil, use regular sesame oil, and add ¼ tsp. of crushed red pepper.

  • 32Servings



  • 2 tsp. hot sesame oil
  • 4 cups snow peas, thinly sliced crosswise
  • 8 cups mustard greens, stems removed, leaves coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup minced green onions
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced (2 Tbs.)
  • 2 Tbs. black bean sauce
  • 1 Tbs. low-sodium tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 Tbs. honey
  • Cornstarch for dusting pan
  • 32 gyoza wrappers
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

Sesame Sauce

  • 1/4 cup low-sodium vegetable stock
  • 2 Tbs. tahini
  • 1 Tbs. creamy peanut butter
  • 1 Tbs. honey
  • 1 Tbs. grated fresh ginger
  • 2 tsp. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. rice vinegar


1. To make Dumplings: Heat oil in large wok or skillet over medium-high heat. Add snow peas; stir-fry until softened, about 1 minute. Lower heat to medium; add mustard greens, and cook until just wilted, 7 to 10 minutes. Stir in onions, garlic, bean sauce, tamari, and honey. Cook, stirring occasionally, 7 to 10 minutes, until no liquid remains.

2. Dust baking sheet with cornstarch. Arrange several gyoza wrappers on work surface. Put 1 Tbs. filling in center of each, and brush egg on half of edge. Bring edges together to form half-moon shape, and press to seal. Place dumplings on baking sheet; cover loosely with plastic while assembling the rest. Cover tightly with plastic, and refrigerate up to 24 hours, or freeze.

3. To make Sesame Sauce: Whisk all ingredients in small pan, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and whisk until thickened, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Cool, and serve in small dipping bowls.

4. To steam Dumplings: Lightly oil heat-proof plate or metal steamer insert. Cook dumplings—on plate set on cake cooling rack over boiling water or in steamer—8 minutes. Serve hot with sauce.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 62
  • Carbohydrate Content: 10 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 5 mg
  • Fat Content: 1.5 g
  • Fiber Content: 1 g
  • Protein Content: 2 g
  • Sodium Content: 115 mg
  • Sugar Content: 2 g