Delicious Mushroom and Bok Choy Dumplings over a Crunchy Asian Salad Kit by Earthbound Farms! A healthy and quick lunch made with all the fixings.
I’m not exactly sure of when I discovered dim sum but somehow it became a thing and for the past three years every Sunday has been spent inhaling dumplings by the dozen. And the most satisfying part is when the hostess makes her way to the table, lifts the lid off the bamboo baskets and a rush of steam circles the air. And there they are, under a cloud of steam, a bundle of hot, fresh dumplings. Magic.
But over the winter I was gifted a steamer. So now Sundays aren’t marked by going out for dim sum, but rather staying in and getting creative with the stuffing. I’ve partnered with TheFeedFeed & Earthbound Farm to bring you this exciting new Dumpling Recipe served over a crunchy Earthbound Farm Salad!
Filled with sautéed mushrooms and bok choy, these dumplings have an earthy aroma with a slight heat from the freshly grated ginger. In attempts to keep dumplings on the lighter side, I’ve also paired them with this delicious Asian Salad Kit by Earthbound Farm! And since the dumplings are tender pockets of sautéed veggies, the salad offers a nice contrast in flavors and textures. Bites of crunchy kale and cabbage, and nutty sunflower seeds mingle with the delicate dumplings, while a drizzle of tahini dressing wraps the meal in a lovely sweetness. Now this is how I like to start my Sundays.
The lovely Earthbound Farm
Earthbound Farm has been committed to organic farming since they started back in 1984. The Chopped Salad Kits are one of the newest additions to their product lineup - and while I used the Asian Kit for this recipe, the kits also come in BBQ Ranch and Southwest! Be sure to check out their website to find them at your nearest retailer!
This recipe was created in partnership with Earthbound Farm and FeedFeed. Thank you for supporting brands that support 8th and lake!
Serves: 15 wontons
Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes
Ingredients for the Bok Choy Dumpling:
1 tablespoon sesame oil, or olive oil
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
3 garlic cloves, grated
2 cups mushrooms, finely chopped
2 cups bok choy, roughly chopped
1 & 1/2 tablespoons tamari (GF soy sauce)
1/4 cup chives, roughly chopped
1/4 cup green onions, roughly chopped
15 wonton wrappers
*Plus 1 package of Earthbound Farms - Organic Chopped Salad, Asian Kit
In a medium-saucepan over medium heat, warm the oil and add in the grated ginger and garlic. Let this cook for a minute. Now add in the bok choy, a tablespoon of water and sauté with a pinch of sea salt for 5 minutes. Toss in the mushrooms, with another tablespoon of water, and sauté for another 5 minutes.
Now add the sautéed greens and mushrooms, and the rest of the ingredients, except the wonton wrappers, into a food processor and blend for 10 seconds, or until the mixture breaks down and makes a nearly smooth batter. Depending on the size of your wonton wrapper, you will stuff the wontons with 1 - 2 teaspoons of filling.
For this recipe, I used square wonton wrappers but any will work. Dollop a small amount of the filling directly into the center of the wrapper and lightly wet the wonton rim with water. Leave enough room around the rim to be able to lift the sides, pinching at the top. This is how you seal the wonton – creating a stuffed packet, pinched at the top.
Now place your dumplings into your steamer basket and cook for about 8-10 minutes.
While dumplings are steaming - prepare salad according to package directions.
Place on top of the dressed salad and enjoy!