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Steamed vegetable dumplings with two dipping sauces

SmartPoints® value per serving
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)

Uncooked scallion(s)

4 medium, white and green parts

Uncooked carrot(s)

2 large, peeled and grated

Garlic clove(s)

1 medium clove(s), minced

Ginger root

1 piece(s), 1-inch, minced

Soy sauce

3 Tbsp

Wonton wrapper(s)

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