This dumpling recipe is surprisingly easy, but the results are so impressive. The filling comes together in a snap in the food processor, the dumplings cook through in less than five minutes, and the dipping sauce is just whisked together in a bowl. That's it! Make them and eat up!

Kale Edamame Dumplings With Simple Dipping Sauce [Vegan]



  • 3 cups kale, lightly steamed
  • 1 cup edamame beans, steamed
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • Black sesame seeds (optional)
  • Around 15-20 vegan dumpling skins (look for them in the freezer section in your local Asian supermarket)
  • 1 tablespoon tamari
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar


To Make the Filling:
  1. Blend all ingredients together in a food processor until you get a chunky paste. Taste and adjust accordingly.
To Assemble the Dumplings: 
  1. Place about a tablespoon of the filling on each dumpling skin. Moisten the edge of the skin halfway around with some water with your fingers. Fold over, creating a half-moon shape. Press firmly and create small folds along the edge.
  2. Steam the dumplings until the skin is somewhat transparent, about three to five minutes. If you don't have a steamer it's ok to fill the bottom of a pan with water and steam the dumplings, covering the pan with a lid.
  3. Garnish with sesame seeds.
To Make the Sauce:
  1. Stir all ingredients together in a small bowl.