Steamed Vegetable Dumplings with Two Dipping Sauces

Steamed Vegetable Dumplings with Two Dipping Sauces

Points® value
Total Time
35 min
30 min
5 min
Making your own dumplings is really fun and easy. These dumplings can be done by guests or let the kids help get them all stuffed. The process takes about 30 minutes total but adding a few options (like cooked shrimp in place of the tofu) and letting folks choose their own combinations may add time to the process. These are a perfect treat for the Chinese New Year. If you want to make them in advance, stuff them ahead of time and freeze for several days. Do not thaw the dumplings before cooking; just place them directly in the steamer. Make a batch on Sunday for a no-cook dinner option later in the week.


Firm tofu

8 oz

Mung bean sprouts

1 cup(s)


4 medium, white and green parts


2 large, peeled and grated


1 clove(s), minced

Fresh ginger

1 piece(s), 1-inch, minced

Soy sauce

3 Tbsp

Wonton wrapper

36 item(s)

Soy sauce

¼ cup(s)

Rice wine vinegar

2 tsp

Sesame oil

½ tsp

Sesame seeds

½ tsp, toasted

Dry mustard

2 Tbsp


1½ Tbsp

Table salt

¼ tsp

Mineral water

2 Tbsp

Sesame oil

2 tsp


  1. In a large bowl, mash the tofu. Chop the bean sprouts and the green parts of scallions and add those to the tofu. Add the carrots, garlic, ginger, and soy sauce. Mix thoroughly.
  2. To stuff the dumplings: Using a pastry brush and cool water, moisten the edges of a dumpling skin. Place a spoonful of the tofu mixture in center of the skin and fold and seal the edges closed. Repeat until all the filling is used; set aside.
  3. To make the Soy Dipping Sauce: Mince the white parts of the scallions. Add them to a small bowl and mix with 1/4 cup of soy sauce, vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil, and the sesame seeds.
  4. To make the Sweet Mustard Dipping Sauce: In a small bowl, mix the dry mustard, sugar, and salt. Add water and 2 teaspoons of toasted sesame oil and blend well.
  5. Heat water in bottom of a steamer. If using a bamboo steamer, place the dumplings directly in the steamer. If using a metal steamer, spray steamer with cooking spray so the dumplings won't stick. Steam the dumplings until they turn translucent, about 3-4 minutes. Serve with two dipping sauces.
  6. Serving size: 1 dumpling with choice of sauce.