If you are in the mood for some Chinese cuisine, let us delve into this delicious dish. Dumplings that have been gifted to us from Asian cuisine are making their way around the world.
You find them sold in special Asian cuisine restaurants, on the shelves in supermarkets.
They have become so popular that you will find many blogs with recipes on cooking this delicious dough-wrapped dish. This means that you can comfortably cook dumplings at home without having to order from any restaurant.
Dumplings are made by wrapping soft dough around some fillings. These fillings could be meat, seafood, or vegetables. And you can make the dough wrappers from flour, potatoes, or bread. These dumplings can be steamed, boiled, simmered, or fried.
Now, you might be wondering what potstickers are? Potstickers are dumplings; unlike other dumplings, potstickers are crispy on the outside and mushy inside because of the preparation method.
Most restaurant menus might not differentiate potstickers from dumplings because they are basically the same and have the same basics. They are both made with dough wraps and filled with either vegetables or meat.
Dumplings and potstickers make for a warm, lovely meal; you can serve them as a standalone or serve them with a side dish either to get maximum satisfaction or balance the health value of your dish.
This list contains a list of delicious options that you could pick from.
In addition, if you are hoping to prepare them at home, you will find some recipes that can assist you in preparing your dish.
What to serve with dumplings
This mouthwatering noodle is a perfect side dish to serve with your dumplings, especially during weeknights. It is easy to prepare, the ingredients are easy to come by, and you might already have most of them in your fridge; and It takes you less than 25 minutes for prepping and cooking.
If you are a fan of chicken, you will greatly fancy this side dish; the chicken is marinated oyster sauce, soy sauce, white pepper, sesame oil, Shaoxing wine, and Worchester sauce. Pan-frying the chicken brings out the delicious juice, which enriches the noodles.
Some other ingredients you require for this dish are carrots, minced garlic, shredded cabbage, and fresh egg noodles. If you cannot find any fresh egg noodles, the recipe permits you to use dried egg noodles. You can check out this recipe for this delicious dish.
If you are looking for a healthy side dish to accompany your dumplings, you might want to consider this tasty quinoa cabbage salad. this salad is filled with protein, and you can serve it as a side dish or stand-alone dish.
The salad is crunchy, making it a delight as you chew; it perfectly fits vegans and those sensitive to gluten. It is a perfect side dish to take to a potluck, it accommodates many people, and you can be sure that you will not take any leftover home.
Other ingredients for this salad include carrots, black beans, sunflower seeds, with any salad dressing of your choice. This salad lasts two to three days when you store it properly in the refrigerator. It takes you only fifteen minutes to prepare this salad, and it is a great healthy option to balance the meat in your dumplings.
Green bean salad is a light and healthy side dish option for dumplings. this is a lovely way to enjoy fresh veggies during summertime. The tomatoes are juicy, with fresh crunchy green beans, awesome onions, and flavorful cheese.
The amazing thing about this salad is that you can decide to spice it up by adding meat or seafood like tuna. You do not need to cook this salad which means that it will take less time to have it ready. You can make this amazing salad and store it in the fridge, and then you can take it out any time you wish to use it.
This side dish is simple, delicious, and you will enjoy the crunchiness. You can prepare these refreshing peas in 15 minutes, and they are perfect for those nights when you do not want to spend so much time in the kitchen.
Most pea pods are not edible, and you have to throw them away, but the pods for snow peas are edible, and you can prepare them without taking out the pods. Other ingredients you need for this simple dish are sesame seeds, chili flakes, ground black pepper, salt, garlic, ginger, and vegetable oil.
You can serve these peas along with your dumplings but endeavor not to overcook them so that they can retain their crunchiness. You can add more vegetables to these stir-fried snow peas to give them more flavor.
Any dish with zucchini screams healthy, and it is rightly so. this healthy side dish option is great for those who are following a healthy diet. In addition, it is good for vegetarians and those with gluten sensitivity. So if you love zucchini, this is an exciting way to add it to your menu.
The ingredients for this dish include eggs, grated fresh zucchini, minced garlic, chopped onions, crumbled feta cheese, salt, and pepper. It takes you about twenty-five minutes to prepare this dish, and you can serve it with your dumplings.
This is a lovely way to enjoy onions, and these scallion pancakes are flaky and crispy. Scallion pancakes offer you a light side dish option for your dumplings, and they are also flavorful. So if you have some green onions in the fridge, you can put them to good use by making these pancakes.
Other ingredients required are all-purpose flour, salt, cooking oil, melted bacon or chicken fat, and stalks of green onion finely chopped. It is recommended to use only the greener parts rather than the white parts of the onion. This is because the greener part flows easily with the dough, while the white parts of the onions are hard and would most likely stick out of the pancake dough.
Dumpling dipping sauces
there are moments when you just prefer your dumplings with a simple sauce to keep things light, but there are other times when you want to add flavor to your dumpling dish, and the right sauce will work the magic. Below are some of the sauces that you could use to accompany your dumplings.
This Thai-Style dipping sauce is perfect for dumplings; it is delicious, flavorful, and irresistible. Although the sauce has a hint of spicy heat, it is sweet and tangy as well. Apart from dumplings, it is perfect for other recipes like grilled meat and egg rolls.
This Thai sauce has flavor-packed ingredients like red pepper flakes, fresh ginger roots, distilled white vinegar, turbinado sugar, and diced fresh cilantro. Prep time takes five minutes, and cook time is fifteen minutes, making it a total of ten minutes to put this delicious sauce together.
If you wish to make it spicier, you can add a bit of sriracha to meet your required amount of heat. You can store the leftover of this sauce in a tightly sealed jar in the refrigerator for some other time.
If you are looking for a sweet, tangy sauce without sugar, you can use this one made with honey which is a much healthier option. Honey is a natural food sweetener, and it adds amazing flavors to your recipe. The combination of honey and spicy jalapeno is a delicious option for your dumplings.
This sauce is easy to prepare; all you need to do is slice the jalapeno peppers into the honey and let it simmer. You can store the sauce in a jar and enjoy it whenever you feel like it, and it takes you only ten minutes to prepare this sauce.
If you are looking for a healthy and versatile sauce, you will find solace in this amazing Chinese sauce. Also, if you love Chinese cuisine, you need to add a jar of this sauce to your food items at home. It is perfect for dumplings, steamed foods, grilling, baking, and stir-frying.
You can compare this sauce to soy sauce, but it is more flavorful, and it is healthier because it contains less sugar. You can easily make this sauce at home, store it in an air-tight jar, and store it in the fridge. Then you can use it whenever you feel like it.
You can also purchase this sauce in the supermarket, but making it at home guarantees you a fresher and more aromatic sauce because you get to use fresh and quality ingredients. Also, you do not have to worry about adding a thickening agent while preparing the sauce; the beans have a natural thickening ability.
The basic ingredients you need for this sauce are fermented black beans, minced white onion, dried chili peppers, Shaoxing wine, soy sauce, brown sugar, minced garlic, and ginger. It takes you thirty minutes to prep and cook this black bean sauce.
Increase your Asian cuisine list by adding this creamy sauce to your list of sauces. this sauce is sweetened with honey, and it is perfect for your dumplings. It has the perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors, and it is delicious.
You can comfortably make this sauce at home and enjoy it with your dumplings; it takes only ten minutes to put everything together. The ingredients you need are mayo, soy sauce, honey, and ginger; mixing the right amounts of these ingredients will give you an amazing tasty sauce.
Coconut curry sauce is another creative way of eating your dumplings. this sauce has a blend of rich flavors with ingredients like lime, curry, coconut milk, and yogurt. The sauce is creamy and delicious, and it is a crowd-pleaser.
This sauce gives you a sweet, savory, and delicious, and spicy flavor. It does not take many ingredients or processes to prepare this mouth-watering sauce; you need Chinese mustard powder mixed with water. To give it a more flavorful feel, you can use soy sauce in place of water.
This easy preparation will give your sauce that store-bought feeling. You can enjoy this sauce with your dumplings, egg rolls, and fried spring rolls.
If you are looking for a basic brown sauce to accompany your dumpling meal, this Chines brown sauce will make the meal comprehensive. You do not need a beef broth for this sauce; you can use vegetables and still get a rich-flavored broth.
This means that this sauce is a good option for vegans, vegetarians, and anyone who wants a healthy sauce option. The ingredients for this sauce include grated ginger, molasses, cornstarch, vegetable broth, vinegar, and soy sauce.
The thickness of the sauce will depend on how long you simmer the sauce; if you want a thinner sauce, you have to simmer it for a shorter time, and if you want a thicker sauce, you can continue whisking it over low heat.
Chinese sweet and sour sauce is a versatile sauce, and you can enjoy it with your dumplings. Usually, most people will be familiar with this sauce than other sauces when ordering Chinese food. You need only five ingredients and five minutes to prepare this sauce.
It is better to make yours at home, it will taste better, and you can twist it to suit your dietary needs. It is the ultimate dipping sauce for dumplings, potstickers, and wontons. You can store your homemade sweet and sour sauce in an air-tight container in the fridge, which will last between 2 to 3 weeks.
The ingredients for this sauce include canned pineapple juice, rice vinegar, ketchup, tamari or soy sauce, cornstarch, and red food coloring.
This pickled cucumber soy sauce has a lot of rich flavors. These pickled vegetables also improve your appetite, and they are effortless to prepare. The soy sauce and vinegar used in pickling the cucumber give it a richer flavor.
This pickled cumber sauce is perfect during summer when you want a cold sauce, and you can also add it to your soup and stew during winter. The ingredients for this sauce include Chinese black vinegar, light soy sauce, slices of ginger, cloves of garlic, and sesame seeds.
You have the option to stuff your dumplings with vegetables, especially if you are following a diet and trying to avoid meat. The following options below are some of the veggie dumplings that you can pick from.
Tofu is one of those vegetables many people use because of its health value and versatile nature. You can use tofu to replace pork and other classic beef recipes. These tofu dumplings are delicious; you can wrap them in wonton papers and steam them.
The ingredients include Chinese dried mushrooms, tofu, spring onions, cornflour, salt, sugar, light soy sauce, sesame oil, and round wonton wrappers. It takes you twenty minutes to prepare this dish and ten minutes to cook them, so the overall time is thirty minutes.
You can prepare the filling ingredients a day before cooking the dumplings, but you will have to store them in the refrigerator.
These vegetarian mushroom dumplings are healthy and delicious and will fit your vegetarian diet plan. They are even more tasty and fresh when you make them at home, together with the sweet chili-ginger sauce.
These dumplings have caramelized mushrooms, sesame-crusted wrappers, and ginger. this mushroom dumplings are exciting and healthy and a great option for supper. You need twenty minutes of preparation and twenty-five minutes of cook time to prepare this delicious pan-fried dish.
The good thing about dumplings is that you can never run out of filling ingredients. This dumpling recipe uses carrots, and you will love it if you are a fan of carrots. These dumplings are fresh, moist, and filled with rich ingredients.
The ingredients you need to make this carrot dumplings recipe are coarsely chopped carrots, dried shiitake mushrooms, garlic, ginger, minced bamboo shoots, white pepper powder, light soy sauce, salt, and dumpling wrappers.
You will need twenty minutes of prep time and forty minutes to cook these delicious carrot dumplings. The ingredients all have different textures, which make the dumplings very delicious.
The good thing about vegetable steamed dumplings is that you can use any vegetables of your choice. For example, you can use a combination of pumpkin, sweet potato, cabbage, and even corn. Veggie steamed dumplings are delicious, healthy, and packed with nutrition.
To prepare this recipe, you will need diced green onion, wombok, finely chopped mushrooms, crushed garlic cloves, finely chopped carrots, soy sauce, chili sauce, and wonton wrappers. You can easily make these dumplings for dinner or other occasions like potlucks and parties.
Vegetarian soup dumplings
Dumplings are delicious and amazing, but sometimes you might want to include them in some soup. These vegetarian soup dumplings are perfect on those cold nights and maybe when you have a cold. Here are some excellent options that you can choose from.
If you are one of those who cannot go a day without your soup, then this is another delicious soup recipe to add to your list. This is not a fancy soup, it is a simple vegetable soup, but it is tasty and flavorful. The soup is made with a veggie broth, and you need only three ingredients for the dumplings.
For the dumplings, you need semolina, eggs, and salt. In addition, you need vegetable stock broth, carrot, onion, celery, chopped parsley, ground black pepper, dried Italian herbs, tomato paste, and bell pepper for the soup. You need only twenty minutes to prepare this delicious semolina dumpling soup.
Plantain dumpling soup is made with plantain balls stuffed with meat or veggies, served in a beef broth. this soup is really healthy and nutritious because of the many ingredients used. The beef broth ingredients include bell peppers, chopped cilantro, oregano, achiote, carrots, garlic, garlic, onion, tomatoes, yuca, corn, cabbage leaves, and cumin.
You need cooked peas, boiled eggs, raisins, peanut butter, diced tomato, salt, and pepper for the beef filling. This is a delicious dumpling soup that you most certainly have to give a try.
What to serve with Potstickers
Like I stated earlier, potstickers are a type of dumplings, and they only differ from dumplings by the method of preparation. The following side dishes below are some of the options to consider when having a meal of potstickers.
Fresh springs are a perfect snacky addition to your potstickers, and you can add these exciting food items to your supper list. These fresh spring rolls are delicious, healthy, fresh, especially if you make them at home. They are also light and perfect for those days when you plan to eat lightly.
One of the good aspects of this dish is that they are healthy and flavorful, and you can adapt the ingredients to suit your needs. They are also effortless to make and require only about four steps, and your fresh spring rolls will be ready in forty minutes.
The ingredients for the rolls include sliced mangos, cooked shrimp, English cucumber, fresh mint leaves, fresh basil, fresh cilantro, carrots, vermicelli rice noodles, and spring rolls rice papers. You can serve these rolls with a dipping sauce to have a better experience.
If you love Chinese food, then egg drop soup is something you most definitely know about. This soup is delicious, easy to make in about ten minutes, and it is a perfect side dish for your potstickers.
This soup is warm and comforting, and it is perfect for those cold nights when you need some comfort food. At the base of the soup, you need a broth which you can season to your liking before adding your eggs. For example, you could add vegetables, corn, noodles, chicken, and spices to your soup.
If you are looking for a heavy and satisfying side dish option to serve with your potstickers, this Thai fried rice will perfectly do the job. This rice dish is irresistible, and it is mouthwatering. It is made with stir-fried rice, chilies, Thai basil, veggies, and sauce.
The pleasing aroma will fill up your house, and the rice is delicious and a crowd-pleaser. The recipe is easy to follow, and it takes you only thirty minutes to prepare this dish. It is a perfect side dish for your dumplings when you have brunch and supper.
There are days when you are in the mood for a good salad or other times when you do not choose and follow a strict healthy diet plan. This Salad with lemon dressing is a good dish to serve along with your potstickers. Apart from being healthy, it is tasteful and also light.
You can use any vegetables of your choice for this salad, and arugula salad is one of the best options. The peppery flavor from the arugula is a perfect match for the tart lemon dressing. Arugula salad is simple and is a perfect addition to your list of summer salads.
The ingredients for this salad include freshly squeezed lemon juice, white wine vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper, arugula lettuce, and grated parmesan. It takes you only 15 minutes to prepare this simple, tasty salad.
Broccoli is one of those popular healthy vegetables that are versatile and called upon at any time. Steamed Broccoli is a simple side dish to serve with your potstickers; they are vibrant and soft, especially if you chose the fresh ones.
You do not need to steam the broccoli with any oil, which means you will lower your fat and calorie intake. All you need is fresh broccoli florets and water, and your steamed broccoli will be ready in ten minutes or less.
If you prefer your salad with some meat, you could check out this Chinese chicken salad. This salad is healthy, colorful, flavorful, and fresh. It has fresh lettuce, carrots, oranges, cabbage, sweet mandarin, cilantro, crunchy almond, and tasty ginger-sesame vinaigrette.
This salad is light, but you will get the satisfaction that you need. It is easy to make and requires only fifteen minutes of your time. To get a fresh experience, it is better to use fresh ingredients for the best flavor. Depending on your preference, you can add more veggies like spinach and kale to this salad.
This colorful and exciting salad is healthy, packed with flavors, and is gluten-free. You can add more amazing ingredients to spice it up like this recipe with arugula salad if you love butternut. It is satisfying, warm, crunchy, healthy, and easy to prepare.
It contains butternut squash, mushrooms, pecans, maple syrup, arugula, salt, pepper, crumbled feta cheese, and balsamic vinegar. This salad is best served cold, and it is a healthy and light side dish for your potstickers.
What to serve with pork potstickers
I most times enjoy pork when it is spicy, and you will find that most pork recipes have a good amount of spicy ingredients. If you are one of those that loves eating spicy pork, then you could serve its Sriracha sauce with your pork dumplings.
This sauce is perfect for those days when you want to keep things simple and light. This recipe shows you how to comfortably prepare this sauce at home and store it whenever you need it.
If you are looking forward to having a heavy and satisfying meal, this ramen soup will make your day. The broth for this ramen soup is filled with delicious umami flavor, and it has crunchy veggies, tender noodles, cooked pork, and egg.
Other ingredients include ginger, garlic, mirin, soy sauce, and gochujang, and all these add extra amazing flavor to the ramen soup. This soup is filled with veggies, flavors, and healthy, and it is a perfect side dish to serve with pork potstickers.
What to serve with dumplings for dinner
If you are the type who loves meat in their meals daily, these meatballs are the perfect side dish for dumplings for supper. These Teriyaki meatballs are a crowd-pleaser; the meatballs are covered in a sticky teriyaki sauce and baked in the oven.
The ingredients you need are ground beef or any type of meat, bread crumbs, freshly grated ginger, garlic, salt, sesame seeds, and green onions. In addition, you need soy sauce, brown sugar, dry sherry, cornstarch, minced garlic, ginger, and water for the sauce.
You need ten minutes of prep time and fifteen minutes of cook time to come up with this delicious meaty side dish.
Lettuce wraps are a healthy and light side dish that is recommended for a light dinner. You can fill your lettuce wraps with veggies or meat, or you could decide to mix both. They are refreshing, simple, and easy to prepare, and they are crunchy and delicious.
The ingredients for this refreshing recipe are minced mushrooms, shredded carrots, diced yellow onions, ground pork or chicken, fresh ground black pepper, coconut aminos, minced garlic, grated ginger, sriracha sauce, chestnuts, and lettuce leaves.
If you are looking forward to a light and healthy dinner, serving your dumplings with summer rolls is a great idea. The summer rolls are perfect for vegans, vegetarians, and those hoping to reduce their calorie and fat intake.
The ingredients for this recipe include vermicelli rice noodles, firm tofu, rice paper wrappers, red capsicum, strawberries, carrot, mango, kiwi fruit, edamame, cucumber, mint leaves, red cabbage, avocado, spring onions, and sesame seeds. These rolls are delicious and irresistible.
Egg rolls are another light dinner side dish option that you can serve with dumplings. These egg rolls are tasty and flavorful, filled with pork, bean thread noodles, shrimp, and veggies. The amazing thing is that you can fill your egg rolls with any ingredients you prefer, and they will still be amazing.
There is always room for some pasta; all you need is to find an exciting way to serve them. This is an excellent side dish for supper because you are not limited. You can use whatever pasta you like and a combination of vegetables to suit your taste.
Pasta salad is the best option when you are looking forward to a heavy filling meal that is also healthy. You can use fresh tomatoes, corn, cilantro, mint leaves, lime, and cheese. This is an exciting option that would surely delight your friends and family.
What goes well with wontons
Baked fish is an excellent side dish option for wontons. Fish is rich in protein, and you can always add them to your diet anytime. The amazing thing is that you can use any fish you want; this recipe uses flounder fish.
The baked flounder fish is flaky and buttery, and it is filled with garlic and citrus flavors. The amazing thing is that this recipe is easy and simple and does not require many processes. The other ingredients for this recipe include paprika, onion powder, and salt.
Sauteed pork is a savory dish that will fit well when served with wontons. It is a simple ad straightforward dish that requires few ingredients and little time. All you need is pork tenderloins, chicken stock, heavy cream, white wine vinegar, prunes, unsalted butter, salt, and pepper.
If you want some comfort food that is flavorful and easy to prepare, you can pick this vegetable rice as a side dish for your wontons. The ingredients you need for this rice are basmati rice, chicken bouillon, mixed veggies, and garlic.
This vegetable rice has a great texture and flavor. You need five minutes of prep time and twenty minutes to cook this dish, making it a total of twenty-five minutes.
This is a lovely way to enjoy your seafood in a light and healthy way. this recipe is loaded with delicious veggies and is low in carbs. You can decide to make this dish spicy or non-spicy depending on what you want.
The ingredients for this dish include zucchini, red bell pepper, yellow squash, purple onions, raw shrimps, lime juice, cumin, chili, garlic cloves, and ground black pepper. This recipe requires only twenty minutes for both prep and cook time.
There is no way we are going to conclude this list without mentioning this esteemed chicken recipe. Orange chicken is delicious and a crowdpleaser, and it is an excellent dish to serve with your wontons. The chicken is juicy, tender, and tasty.
The ingredients you need for this chicken recipe are boneless chicken thighs, flour, cornstarch, paprika, ginger powder, onion powder, fresh orange juice, rice vinegar, soy sauce, grated ginger, minced garlic, black pepper, and vegetable oil.
You can comfortably prepare this recipe at home without having to order takeout from the restaurant. However, it will take you a total time of thirty minutes to put this delicious tasty chicken together.
Dumplings and potstickers are excellent Asian cuisine meals that you must try out. The nice thing is that you do not always need to order them from the restaurants; you can comfortably make yours at home. There are many side options like veggies, meats, and soups that you could pick from this list to accompany your meal, and these recipes are simple, and you can comfortably make them at home all by yourself.
What To Serve With Dumplings And Potstickers – 40 Side Dishes You Can Try
- Chicken Stir-Fried Noodles
- Quinoa Cabbage Salad
- Green Bean Salad
- Stir-Fried Snow Peas
- Scrambled Eggs With Zucchini
- Scallion Pancakes
- Thai-Style Dipping Sauce
- Jalapeno And Honey Dipping Sauce
- Black Bean Dipping Sauce
- Creamy Ginger Soy Dipping Sauce
- Coconut Curry Dipping Sauce
- Chinese Mustard Dipping Sauce
- Chinese Brown Sauce
- Chinese Sweet And Sour Sauce
- Chinese Pickled Cucumber Soy Sauce
- Tofu Siu Mai
- Mushroom Dumplings With Sweet Chili Ginger Sesame Sauce
- Carrot Dumplings
- Veggie Steamed Dumplings
- Semolina Soup Dumplings
- Plantain Dumpling Soup
- Fresh Spring Rolls
- Egg Drop Soup
- Thai Fried Rice
- Salad With Lemon Dressing Vinaigrette
- Steamed Broccoli
- Chinese Chicken Salad
- Arugula Salad With Roasted Butternut Squash
- Sriracha Sauce
- Spicy Pork Ramen Noodle Soup
- Teriyaki Meatballs
- Lettuce Wraps
- Summer Rolls
- Egg Rolls
- Pasta Salad
- Baked Fish
- Sauteed Pork
- Vegetable Rice
- Shrimp with Vegetables
- Orange Chicken
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