Dumpling Sauce

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Fresh homemade dumplings are one of the most comforting dishes, but what makes them unique is the sauce that they get dunked and dipped into. This simple yet ultra-flavorful Dumpling Sauce is made of soy sauce, honey, garlic, ginger, chili flakes, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, toasted sesame seeds, and fresh scallions whisked together, creating unbeatable umami tastes with every bite. Dumpling sauce can also be used for spring rolls, added to rice dishes, or as a salad dressing; make a big batch and keep it in the fridge for any occasion. 

What vinegar is used for dumplings?

This recipe contains rice wine vinegar however red wine vinegar, plum vinegar and black vinegar are often used for dumpling sauce. 

How many dumplings do I need for one person?

4-6 small dumplings per person is a good and filling amount for an appetizer. 

Are dumplings healthy?

Most dumplings are fairly healthy depending on the filling, some are high in fat due to the filling. Look for vegetable based fillings to making them a healthier choice. 

Are dumplings high carb?

The average dumplings contain about 3 grams of net carbs each. You can limit the amount eaten or try out our keto dumpling soup recipe if you're following a low-carb diet.
Author: Jennifer Dodd
Average: 5 (3 votes)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
5 mins
4 persons



Whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl. Serve in a dipping dish with fresh dumplings or any of your favorite dishes. 
Overview of dumpling sauce ingredients mixed in a bowl.

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