Vegan Spicy Steamed Dumplings

Here’s a recipe for Vegan Spicy Steamed Dumplings:


For the Dumpling Filling:

  • 2 cups finely chopped Napa cabbage
  • 1 cup finely chopped mushrooms (shiitake or cremini work well)
  • 1 cup finely chopped tofu (firm or extra firm)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce (or tamari for a gluten-free option)
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp sriracha sauce (adjust to your desired level of spiciness)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Dumpling Wrappers:

  • 1 package of vegan dumpling wrappers (usually available at Asian grocery stores)

For the Dipping Sauce:

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce (or tamari)
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp sriracha sauce (adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp agave syrup or maple syrup (for sweetness)
  • Chopped green onions for garnish


  1. Prepare the Filling:
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the chopped Napa cabbage with a generous pinch of salt. Allow it to sit for about 10 minutes, then squeeze out excess moisture using a clean kitchen towel.
    • In a separate bowl, combine the chopped mushrooms, tofu, garlic, ginger, green onions, soy sauce, sesame oil, and sriracha. Mix well.
    • Add the squeezed Napa cabbage to the tofu mixture and mix thoroughly. Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Assemble the Dumplings:
    • Take a dumpling wrapper and place a teaspoon of the filling in the center.
    • Moisten the edges of the wrapper with a little water and fold it in half to create a half-moon shape. Press the edges to seal.
    • You can get creative with the folding styles, such as pleating the edges or folding them into a triangle. Repeat with the remaining wrappers and filling.
  3. Steam the Dumplings:
    • Place the dumplings in a bamboo or metal steamer lined with parchment paper or cabbage leaves to prevent sticking.
    • Steam the dumplings for about 15-20 minutes, or until the wrappers are translucent and the filling is cooked through.
  4. Make the Dipping Sauce:
    • In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, sriracha, and agave syrup.
  5. Serve:
    • Remove the dumplings from the steamer and serve them with the dipping sauce.
    • Garnish with chopped green onions.

These Vegan Spicy Steamed Dumplings make a delicious and satisfying meal. You can adjust the spiciness level by adding more or less sriracha to the filling and dipping sauce. Enjoy!

I can provide you with a rough estimate of the nutritional values for the Vegan Spicy Steamed Dumplings recipe, but please note that the exact values can vary based on the specific brands and quantities of ingredients you use. Here’s an approximate breakdown for the entire recipe, including the filling, wrappers, and dipping sauce:

Note: The nutritional values are based on a general calculation, and it’s important to consult with a nutritionist or use a nutrition calculator for precise values, especially if you have specific dietary needs or concerns.

  • Calories: Approximately 1,100-1,200 calories for the entire recipe.
  • Protein: Around 35-40 grams.
  • Carbohydrates: Approximately 150-160 grams.
  • Dietary Fiber: Around 10-15 grams.
  • Fat: About 40-45 grams.
  • Sodium: The sodium content can be high due to soy sauce. To reduce sodium, you can use low-sodium soy sauce or tamari.
  • Vitamins and Minerals: The recipe provides various vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A and C, calcium, iron, and more, mainly from the vegetables, tofu, and dipping sauce ingredients.

Please remember that the nutritional values can vary depending on the brands and specific ingredients used, as well as the size of the dumplings and the amount of dipping sauce consumed. If you have specific dietary restrictions or goals, it’s advisable to calculate the exact nutritional values using a nutrition calculator or consult with a registered dietitian for more precise information.

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