Gluten-free Spinach Dim Sum

Gluten-free Spinach Dim Sum with minced meat filling

I love them! Dim Sum, steamed, fried or deep-fried stuffed dumplings. They have their origin in the Cantonese cuisine of China, where they are traditionally served with tea. Literally translated Dim Sum means “to touch the heart” – which is guaranteed to succeed with these handmade and carefully prepared dumplings. For my Dim Sum I used my gluten-free spinach pasta dough and a delicious minced meat filling of sesame oil, pack choi, ginger, garlic, coriander and minced meat. The cooking time takes a little longer than with normal wheat dough, but it is definitely worth it! Have fun to try it out!

Gluten-free Dim Sum

Dish Main Course
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Resting Dough 20 minutes
Servings 4 Persons
Author Gloria Corazon Sommer


  • 60 gr. Tapioka Flour
  • 30 gr. Buckwheat Flour
  • 80 gr. Potato Flour
  • 50 gr. Rice Flour
  • 25 gr. Ground psyllium seed husks
  • 125 gr. Spinach
  • 4 pcs. Eggs
  • 4 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 Pinch Salt
  • 250 gr. Minced Meat
  • 1 Glove Fresh Ingwer
  • 0.5 Bunch Fresh Coriander
  • 1 Pcs. Pack Choi
  • 2-3 Gloves Garlic
  • 2 Tbsp. Sesam Oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Rice Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
  • 1 Pinch Pepper


  1. Puree the spinach and squeeze out the water well. Put it in a bowl together with all the flours, salt and the ground psyllium seed shells and mix together. Add the eggs and the oil and mix with a wooden spoon until the eggs are well mixed with the flour mixture.

  2. Now knead with your hands to a smooth dough. If the dough is still too moist because of the spinach, simply add a little more rice flour.

  3. Wrap the dough in cling film and let it rest for 10-20 minutes. But don't let it rest longer than 30 minutes.

  4. Wash and chop the pack of Choi. Chop the garlic finely and fry it together in a pan. Finely chop the coriander and add to the minced meat together with the pack of choi and garlic. Season with rice vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce and pepper.

  5. Now cut the dough into small portions and roll out thinly with a rolling pin to about 2-3 mm. Cut out round circles and place a little of the minced meat filling on top. Moisten the edges with a little water and form dumplings. You can cut the circles in half and close them with a folding technique or form small bags like I do.

  6. Now cook the Dim Sum in a bamboo basket. Since my gluten-free dough contains more starch flour, the cooking takes a little longer, about 15-20 min.

Enjoy it & I’m looking forward to your comments about my gluten-free dim sum and let me know how your version of this recipe turned out!

♡ Gloria Corazon Sommer

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