homemade vegan pot stickers with sun dried tomato pesto

So, I mentioned earlier I had vegan pot stickers at The Green Well, and they were tasty but few. Once again I had leftovers to use up, so I decided to make my own pot stickers and pair them with my leftover sun dried tomato pesto.


I started with a cup of flour, 1 tsp of baking soda and approximately 1 tsp of salt.


Mix it up. To this I added a couple tablespoons of vinegar, and a few (three, I think) tablespoons of olive oil. You may need to add more oil if your dough is too thick, but just add a little at a time.

Stir.

Keep stirring until you get a nice dough. For my filling I decided to use a simple combination of minced onion and green pepper.

Tear off a bit of dough and flatten it on a floured surface. If the dough is very sticky (I told you to add the oil slowly!), flour your hands or sprinkle a little on the dough OR just add more to your bowl of dough and fold it in.

I accidentally deleted the picture of the filling sitting on the open dough round. Sorry. But after you put in about 1 tsp or so of filling (depending on the size of your pot sticker), fold the round over and press the edges together with your finger. Make sure it’s sealed nice and tight.

Add the pot sticker to a pot of boiling water. Don’t let the water boil *too* hard or your dough might get mushy. Let the pot sticker boil until it floats to the top. Then turn it over and let it boil another minute or two. Of course you can do more than one at once, but doing more than 3 or 4 may cause the water to cool down.

Remove from the water and add to a pan of hot oil to saute on both sides until…

They get a nice golden crust. You may want to add a light sprinkling of salt to each side before it’s browned, depending on your sauce.

When my pot stickers were finished, I removed them to cool on a dish and began sauteing the leftover onion and green pepper in the pan with oil. To be honest, after making about 10 I was so hungry, I just decided that was enough. I saved the rest of the dough for later.

Anyway, so I started cooking the extra filling, and once the onions started getting soft I added some of my leftover pesto.

Then I added a little water to thin it down.

The pot stickers, cooling in my favorite eating dish : )

Nice crust, huh?

With the pesto.

The outside was crunchy, the inside was soft and moist. Eaten with the pesto sauce it kind of tasted like pizza. That gives me an idea… I could make these with the pesto inside and have a pizza roll….yum. But I didn’t think of that at the time, and last night I used the rest of the pesto for something else. I’ll post that later!

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