2-Minute Vegetable Dumplings

2-Minute Vegetable Dumplings

2-Minute Vegetable Dumplings

Making dumplings in a microwave might sound crazy or even weird but we’ve figured out a way! The filling is packed with flavor and tons of delicious veggies. Adding a little sesame oil to the cooking water helps the dumplings from sticking together.



  • 1 large shiitake mushroom, stemmed and quartered
  • ½ napa cabbage, roughly chopped
  • 3 Chinese chives, roughly chopped
  • ½ tablespoon fresh cilantro leaves
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil, divided
  • ½ teaspoon low sodium soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon hoisin sauce, optional
  • ½ teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 5 wonton wrappers
  • water, for sealing wrappers
  • 1 ½ cups hot water (360 mL)

Dipping Sauce

  • 2 teaspoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon black vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil


  1. Add the mushrooms, cabbage, chives, cilantro, ⅛ teaspoon sesame oil, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, cornstarch, and salt to a mini food processor. Process until finely chopped.
  2. Add a heaping teaspoon of the filling to the center of a wonton wrapper. Dip your finger in water and brush over the edges of the wrapper, then fold the wrapper over itself into a triangle and press the edges together to seal, pressing out any air. Repeat with the remaining filling and wrappers.
  3. Add the wonton wrappers to a medium microwave-safe bowl. Pour in the hot water and remaining teaspoon of sesame oil. Cover with a microwave-safe lid or plastic wrap and microwave for 2 minutes, stirring halfway through, until dumplings are floating and the wrappers are translucent.
  4. Make the dipping sauce: In a small bowl, stir together the soy sauce, black vinegar, and chile oil.
  5. Transfer the dumplings to a plate. Serve with the dipping sauce alongside.
  6. Enjoy!

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