This salad is  E-Z because you use pre-made dumplings instead of making your own.  (I used the frozen vegetable dumplings from Trader Joe’s.)   You could also make Not-So-E-Z Dumpling Salad by choosing to craft your own dumplings from scratch.

STEP 1:

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slice up some veggies

 

Step 2:

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steaming some dumplings

 

Step 3:

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Tamari sauce, agave nectar, white balsamic, sriracha hot sauce

 

Step 4:

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You eat! You blog!

 

 

HINT: You can either dip the dumplings into the dumpling sauce, or use the sauce like salad dressing

ANOTHER HINT: I don’t really have a recipe for dumpling sauce except for this:  mix together a little bit of something vinegary, a little bit of something sweet (juice, honey, sugar, agave, etc), a little bit of something hot, and something soy-saucey.  Sometimes I dilute the sauce with a few splashes of water or mirin if the flavor is too INTENSE.

HOW TO MAKE IT BETTER: Pan frying the dumplings positively increases the taste, texture, appearance, and fat content of the dish.  Thai basil and fresh mint would add  leafy delight and sliced daikon would provide sweet/hot crunchiness.

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