This super easy vegan potsticker recipe goes so well with my sesame chilli dipping sauce. Your whole family will love making and eating them!

Vegan Potstickers with Sesame Chilli Dipping Sauce

The wait is over!! Here is the much anticipated Vegan Potsticker recipe for all of you wonderful people. Let me start by telling you how simple these are to make. To be honest I was nervous at first about testing this recipe as I assumed a vegan potsticker would be complex and hard to assemble. I am so happy to report, anyone can make these, and they are totally customizable.

This super easy vegan potsticker recipe goes so well with my sesame chilli dipping sauce. Your whole family will love making and eating them!

This super easy vegan potsticker recipe goes so well with my sesame chilli dipping sauce. Your whole family will love making and eating them!

Potsticker, Gyoza, Dumpling; What’s the Difference?

You’ve probably seen one of these three names in cookbooks and on menus. After a bit of research, it turns out that potstickers originated in China, Gyoza in Japan, and dumplings just refer to anything cooked in dough. If you have a better explanation please let me know. I’m calling these guys potstickers because when you cook them in a pan they “stick” to the bottom and get crispy while steaming. At the end of the day, call them what you want, they are so delicious it won’t matter.

This super easy vegan potsticker recipe goes so well with my sesame chilli dipping sauce. Your whole family will love making and eating them!

This super easy vegan potsticker recipe goes so well with my sesame chilli dipping sauce. Your whole family will love making and eating them!

This super easy vegan potsticker recipe goes so well with my sesame chilli dipping sauce. Your whole family will love making and eating them!

Party Food

These vegan potstickers are not only easy to assemble they are actually super fun to make as well. The filling is totally customizable as long as you stick to the same ratios. You could get really creative and try an Italian inspired filling or mix up the dipping sauces. They make great finger food and look beautiful on a platter. Another serving option is to actually leave the noodles out of the filling and add both the noodles and potsticker to a soup. Don’t be afraid to experiment with these little doughy pillows, I promise you can’t mess them up!

This super easy vegan potsticker recipe goes so well with my sesame chilli dipping sauce. Your whole family will love making and eating them!

This super easy vegan potsticker recipe goes so well with my sesame chilli dipping sauce. Your whole family will love making and eating them!  This super easy vegan potsticker recipe goes so well with my sesame chilli dipping sauce. Your whole family will love making and eating them!

It’s All In The Pinch

When I made these the first time I must admit they didn’t look very pretty. Lets just say my folding technique wasn’t up to spec just yet. With a little practice and a few video tutorials, my vegan potstickers were photo ready by the end. Some people fold theirs, others pinch, whatever look you go for here or a few tips I learned along the way:

  • use water as your glue
  • start in the middle and work your way to the edges
  • don’t overfill your potsticker
  • remember it’s what’s on the inside that counts *wink wink*

For a quick video on different ways to fold your potstickers check out Simple Healthyish Recipe’s video here.

This super easy vegan potsticker recipe goes so well with my sesame chilli dipping sauce. Your whole family will love making and eating them! This super easy vegan potsticker recipe goes so well with my sesame chilli dipping sauce. Your whole family will love making and eating them!

So what are you waiting for! Call up your besties and make a potsticker assembly line. Or have a dumpling folding contest to see who has the best origami skills. For more Asian inspired dishes be sure to check out some of these recipes:

Check out the recipe below and don’t forget to let me know what you think over at @foodbymaria and below in the comments! Tag #foodbymaria and #fearnotfoodisyourfriend so I can see all your beautiful recreations.

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Vegan Pot Stickers

  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5-10
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 22
  • Category: Mains
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, very finely minced
  • 2 inch bulb of ginger, very finely minced
  • 2 cups shiitake mushroom
  • 1 cup grated carrot
  • 1 cup finely chopped green cabbage
  • 2 tbsp. sesame seeds
  • 2-3 tbsp. soy liquid seasoning
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp. chili paste
  • 1/4 cup green onion
  • handful of fresh cilantro
  • 45g uncooked vermicelli noodles
  • 1 package vegan wonton wraps (local asian market brand)
  • 1 cup of water
  • sesame oil for cooking

For the Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup soy liquid seasoning
  • 3 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 1 heaped tbsp. chili paste
  • 1 tsp. sesame chili oil
  • 1 tsp. sesame seeds
  • handful chopped green onion or chive

Instructions

1. In a large pan heat your sesame oil on medium heat. Add your onions and garlic and sauté, while stirring frequently to infuse your oil.  After about 1-2 minutes add your mushroom, cabbage and carrots. Cook for around 5 minutes or until your vegetable have cooked down, this might almost be by half!  To the mixture add the sesame seeds, liquid soy seasoning, maple syrup and chili paste and cook another 2-3 minutes or until there is no liquid in the pan. Remove from the heat and let cool.

2.Boil a small pot of water and cook your vermicelli noodles. Follow the instructions on the packet and once cooked add to the vegetable mixture and stir till well combined.

3. To put these babies together, spoon 1 heaped tablespoon of filling onto each wonton wrapper. Brush water (could also use your fingers) around the edge of the wrapper. Fold the dough over the filling to create a half moon shape, pinching the edges inward to seal – see video reference above. Repeat till you’ve used up all the filling! Optional, oil the base of your potstickers and dunk in sesame seeds for that added crunch.

4. To cook, heat a large cast iron skillet or pan with oil on medium-high heat . Once hot, add the potstickers and cook for around 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Pour 1/4 cup of water and 1 tbsp soy seasoning into the pan and cover with a lid.  Turn heat to medium and let the dumplings steam for 3 minutes. Serve immediately with sauce.

5. For the sauce, simply add your ingredients into a bowl and stir till combined!

This super easy vegan potsticker recipe goes so well with my sesame chilli dipping sauce. Your whole family will love making and eating them!  This super easy vegan potsticker recipe goes so well with my sesame chilli dipping sauce. Your whole family will love making and eating them!

14 Comments
  • Elisa Boyd
    Posted at 09:45h, 23 February Reply

    These look so good! Can’t wait to try!

    • Maria Koutsogiannis
      Posted at 14:18h, 23 February Reply

      Thank you beauty! These were honestly so simple and delicious!!!!

  • Aaryushi
    Posted at 06:25h, 24 February Reply

    These are SO tasty and fun!!

  • Tanja R.
    Posted at 09:49h, 24 February Reply

    made these delicious poststickers aka gyoza aka poststickers already twice. Easy to make. And soooo good!! Already graving them again! 🙂 Bought a batch to work. Everybody loved it & asked for the recipe! Potsticker revolution.

    • Maria Koutsogiannis
      Posted at 09:51h, 24 February Reply

      YESSS!!! Well now you can share the recipe! Thanks so much for the love beauty!

  • Amy
    Posted at 18:01h, 24 February Reply

    I couldn’t wait for you to post the recipe so I just winged it by following your Instagram video and they were delicious! My kids loved them. I’m sure following the recipe would be even better.

    • Maria Koutsogiannis
      Posted at 21:34h, 24 February Reply

      Thank you so much Amy!! I am so glad you liked them!! if you make them again please let me know!!

  • Pam Douglass
    Posted at 16:50h, 03 March Reply

    Does the Vermicelli go into the Potstickers? I’m confused.

  • Cassie Autumn Tran
    Posted at 15:20h, 05 March Reply

    I freaking LOVE potstickers and I could eat them all day long! Yours look splendid. Totally craving them right now, and I don’t plan on sharing them once I get my hands on vegan potstickers!

  • Mary Sorsok
    Posted at 06:49h, 20 March Reply

    can you freeze these in advance?

    • Maria Koutsogiannis
      Posted at 09:00h, 20 March Reply

      Hey Mary!

      I didn’t but I am almost certain that would work perfectly fine!

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