Dumplings, Anyone? You Need This Recipe!

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Who doesn’t love a good dumpling?

The bite-sized dish has been a staple on the tables of many cultures for good reason. That’s why when Chef Bren Herrera offers us a good potsticker recipe, we’re going to try it.

Chef Bren has a new show on CLEO TV called “CULTURE KITCHEN” where she teaches us how to make some delicious dishes inspired by her Afro-Latina culture. The Washington, D.C. native who was born in Cuba with Jamaican roots recreates the flavors of her culture in the kitchen.

She elevates basic dishes in a way that will have both meat and plant-based eaters fighting for seconds and thirds. Need proof? Check out this super easy and tasty vegan dumpling recipe that can easily be altered for meat-eaters :

Vegan dumplings with tamarind ginger sauce created by Chef Bren. (Photo: CLEO TV)

Plant Based Vegan Dumplings with Tamarind Ginger Sauce Recipe courtesy of Bren Herrera 


  • Olive oil 
  • 1 pound plant based beef 
  • ½ head napa cabbage, shredded 
  • 2 carrots, finely chopped 
  • 1 medium spanish onion, finely chopped 
  • 3 scallions, rough chop, additional for garnish 
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced 
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  •  ½ teaspoon ground cumin 
  • ½ cup hoisin sauce 
  • ½ cup sodium-free soy sauce 
  • Pinch crushed red pepper 
  • Salt for seasoning 
  • Pepper for seasoning 
  • 1 package vegan dumpling wrappers 
  • Vegan egg wash 

Tamarind Ginger Sauce 

  • 1 teaspoon tamarind paste 
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger 
  • ½ cup sodium-free soy sauce
  •  ¼ cup hoisin sauce 
  • 1 tablespoon agave 
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds 
  • Salt optional

If you want to see how Chef Bren puts this meal together, check out the video below:

You can catch Chef Bren in her CULTURE KITCHEN every Saturday on CLEO TV at 9 p.m. ET/8C. Check your local listings for more time zones.

Are you going to try this recipe? Leave a comment to let us know how it turns out! Don’t forget to follow Chef Bren on Instagram >>>here<<< to let her know what you thought about these dumplings.

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