Lentil Walnut Potsticker Filling

Lentil Walnut Potsticker Filling

A lot of my cravings are for a certain flavor, sweet, salty, sour etc. I almost never crave a specific dish. Although, every once in a while, I get the urge to have Chinese food. Not actual Chinese food, but the questionable, not at all good for you stuff that I was allowed to have as a treat when I was a child. I want lo mein or chow mein or General Tso’s or egg rolls or, more often than not, I want potstickers. It may be the only actual food item I really crave (and french fries… oh french fries). I have made a decent gluten free dough, but my fillings always left me a little disappointed. I mean the vegetable fillings were good I just wanted it to feel more substantial. This filling satisfied my craving for that savory umami I remember.


1 cup cooked lentils
1 cup toasted walnuts
1 tbsp chives
1 tbsp minced ginger
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1/2 tbsp chili oil
2 tbsp soy sauce


  1. Add the walnut to a food processor and pulse a few times until they are just broken up (I have also done this in a blender and did something similar with a gallon ziplock bag and crushed it with a pan… don’t ask….).
  2. Add the other ingredients and pulse to combine (or get your anger out with that ziplock).


That’s it! I used tbsp scoops and it made 18 dumplings 🙂 Enjoy!

Much Love,


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