Vegetarian pot stickers

Hi all!

So, today I decided to use up the rest of my wonton wrappers and make some pot stickers! I remember eating lots of them when I worked at Noodles & Co back in high school. But of course, I wanted to make a healthier, yet delicious version.

I also wanted to share a fun tip that my mom told me. If you are a single person who wants to buy fresh vegetables for a recipe, you may run into the difficulty of buying huge amounts of things and having them all go bad. I know I did! So if you ever need a small amount of something, and they don’t sell it in less than a huge package, go to the salad bar! You can buy things pre-chopped and in tiny amounts. Because hey, sometimes you just need one green onion. =) It’s not really cheaper, but it’s cheaper than wasting a whole package of spinach you can never use!

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Mmm. Look at these delicious veggies! I bought way too many, but they’re delicious enough to serve as a side all by themselves.

You can use any amount/type of vegetables that you want! I ended up going with cabbage, peas, carrots, peppers, mushrooms, broccoli, & cauliflower. Which was wonderful.

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Baking is so much healthier than frying! And I think the taste is wonderful either way.

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So yummy. Serve with homemade sweet & sour sauce.

Vegetarian pot stickers (adapted from food.com)
5 cups total of vegetables of your choice (I used cabbage, peas, carrots, peppers, mushrooms, broccoli, & cauliflower. Other awesome ideas: onions, chives, spinach)
1 teaspoon powdered ginger
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 package wonton skins, also called gyoza
Olive oil

  1. Preheat oven to 415 degrees.
  2. Saute vegetables with ginger, white pepper, and some olive oil for a few minutes.
  3. Turn heat off and add sesame oil to veggie mixture. Stir well.
  4. Lay out wonton wrappers and place about 1 tablespoon of veggies into the center. Wet along each of the outer edges and fold the wonton wrapper over. Press down to seal tightly.
  5. Place pot stickers on an olive oil sprayed baking sheet and spray the tops with more olive oil.
  6. Bake 8-12 minutes or until edges are golden brown.