I’ve been getting a variety of squash in my weekly produce box delivered to my house, so the quandary has been what to do with all that squashy goodness? I love flavorful food that is easy to prepare, so I was excited to make my own homemade gyoza. Gyoza, or potstickers, are moon-shaped dumplings that are typically filled with a meat and vegetable filling. As I love heart-healthy vegetarian menus, I have created a vegan version that is perfect for Fall’s squash bounty.
If you have never assembled potstickers (or gyoza) before, never fear! It’s actually very easy and much more cost effective to make your own vs. buy pre-made. I used Twin Dragon Gyoza wrappers as they are the only wrappers that are vegan, GMO-free and made with 100% natural ingredients.
Twin Dragon wrappers are also very easy to work with. Their sizing and wrapper strength causes less tearing and they are easy to fry with low oil absorption with even browning.
You Will Need:
(Makes about 22 potstickers)
- 1/2 Acorn Squash, deseeded and peeled (or any variety squash!)
- Twin Dragon Gyoza wrappers – Store unused wrappers in an airtight plastic or glass container.
- 1-inch chunk of peeled fresh garlic
- 1/4 cup diced green onions
- 1 cup of soy crumbles – any variety
- 1-2 tablespoons sesame oil
- pinch of salt
- one cup of vegetable broth
How To Prepare:
Chop peeled and deseeded acorn squash and put into a food processor with ginger, pinch of salt and green onions.
Pulse until all ingredients are in small bits.
Add in frozen soy crumbles and pulse several times to mix in.
Take a round Twin Dragon Gyoza wrapper and place flat on a clean prep surface. Put one large tablespoon of filling in the center of the wrapper.
Wet one side with your finger and wet half of the potsticker wrapper. Gently fold and stretch wrapper in a half-circle.
The wet wrapper will seal to itself. Gently make mini-folds all along the half-circle edge until firmly sealed.
Heat a 12-inch saute pan over medium heat. Spread 1 tablespoon of sesame seed oil and add 8 to 10 potstickers at a time to the pan and cook for 2 minutes, without touching.
Once the 2 minutes are up, gently add 1/3 cup of vegetable broth to the pan, turn the heat down to low, cover, and cook for another 2 -3 minutes.
Serve hot! They are delicious on their own, but you may also serve a dipping sauce on the side (recipe below).
Yum! Quick and easy!
Easy Dipping Sauce:
- 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 teaspoon seasoned rice wine vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
Thank you to JSL Foods for sending a variety of delicious Twin Dragon Wrappers for me to play with in the kitchen! To learn more about Twin Dragon Wrappers, click here. Or follow them on social media for more great recipes: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter