Potstickers are a traditional East Asian dish, typically consisting of ground meat and finely chopped vegetables wrapped in wonton wrappers.
They can be boiled or fried until crispy on the outside but still moist inside.
There are also vegetarian options for those who don’t eat any animal-based foods.
They are so yummy and great to serve at parties.
This blog post will give you ten side dishes that pair perfectly with your potstickers.
What to Serve with Potstickers – 10 BEST Side Dishes
Potstickers are a type of dumpling typically served with boiled or fried vegetables, sauces and spices.
They can also be eaten alone as an appetizer.
Steaming before frying them ensures you’ll have the perfect texture.
To get just the right balance between crispiness and tenderness, you must cook them on one side only, so make sure your fry pan is hot enough for this purpose.
Many side dishes go well with potstickers, making them a perfect appetizer or entree for parties and get-togethers.
1 – Egg Drop Soup
If you have ever tried Asian street food, you have likely encountered egg drop soup.
This dish is traditionally eaten by dipping pieces of the soft boiled or fried wonton in a light soy sauce mixture.
The eggs create an airy and delicate texture that can be quite soothing to eat when served with dumplings like potstickers.
The key ingredients in egg drop soup are water, sesame oil, soy sauce or Tamari, shallots, minced ginger, and garlic, and taste with salt and pepper for seasoning.
You can also add in carrots, peas, or any other vegetables that you like.
Of course, you have to cut them into small pieces, so they cook faster.
The most important thing is seasoning.
Salt, pepper, and soy sauce go quite nicely with this soup but feel free to experiment until you find your perfect match.
2 – Steamed Broccoli or Mixed Vegetables
If you’re looking for a healthy alternative to rice, steamed broccoli or mixed vegetables is a great choice.
The natural flavors of this vegetable complement those in your favorite dumplings without any added sauce or seasoning.
It also makes an excellent addition to soups and other dishes that call for vegetables as well.
Steaming broccoli takes only minutes, and the vegetable can be served warm, at room temperature, or chilled.
Try it with a soy-ginger dressing for extra flavor and nutrients.
Consider adding carrots or cauliflower florets with roasted garlic for an extra taste that’s sure not to disappoint guests at dinner parties.
3 – Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing
We all know that potstickers are tasty, but what if you wanted to shake things up a bit? Salads can be great for this.
For example, you could serve a salad on the side with a lemon vinaigrette dressing, like this one.
The tangy and refreshing flavor of lemon vinaigrette makes it the perfect complement to the savory potstickers you are serving.
Ingredients for Lemon Vinaigrette:.
- 1/3 cup of olive oil.
- ¼ cup lemon juice, or more to taste.
- 1 tsp honey.
- One grated garlic clove.
- Salt and pepper to taste.
Mix all ingredients in a small bowl until well combined. Then season with salt and pepper.
Carefully pour over the salad before eating it. Yummmmmm!
You can also add on some grilled chicken if desired. And maybe some croutons too? That’s up to your personal preference.
4 – Chinese Cabbage with Carrots and Ginger
Chinese cabbage with carrots and ginger provides the perfect accompaniment to spicy, flavorful dumplings.
It provides a mild, light flavor while the carrot brings out sweet notes complimentary to pork-based dishes like Potstickers.
This simple preparation offers an exciting flavor to the table that will make your guests excited about coming back time and again.
The process of making this healthy, light meal takes only 20 minutes from start to finish, so it’s perfect for those busy weeknights when you don’t have time to cook anything more elaborate.
You’ll find all the ingredients at any grocery store, making it a breeze to make this dish.
5 – Sautéed Button Mushrooms
The light, earthy flavor of sautéed button mushrooms is the perfect complement to potstickers.
This recipe creates a wonderfully satisfying side dish that will leave your guests full and satisfied without overloading them with heavy foods.
The beauty of this dish lies in its simplicity: you only need three ingredients for these delectable morsels.
- Just cut up some fresh white button mushroom caps.
- Heat oil on medium-high until it is hot and shimmering or sizzling.
- Add the mushrooms to the pan and keep cooking when they release moisture (10 seconds).
- Season with salt as desired while cooking for another 30 seconds.
- Serve hot with piping-hot dumplings right out of the steamer.
You can also try sautéing broccoli, cauliflower, or carrots with a bit of olive oil to create your vegetable dish.
6 – Sauteed Asparagus with Garlic and Lemon
Most people know that you can serve asparagus with meats and fish dishes, but it makes a great side dish for potstickers.
Sauteed Asparagus is so simple to make.
Here are some reasons why sautéing your vegetables in garlic and lemon will give them such a fantastic flavor:.
The taste of the food being cooked intensifies when they’re heated up together because this process breaks down their chemical bonds.
The savory aroma from cooking all those spices plus the butter or oil also adds depth to any recipe – be sure not to overdo it, though; we don’t want our veggies burning.
And finally, using olive oil instead of vegetable oils and butter is always a good idea for heart-healthy dishes.
7 – Stir-fried Pea Pods with Sesame Seeds
Stir-fried peas pods have been best friends with Asian cuisine since time immemorial.
As such, they often accompany potstickers in particular, as a simple side dish.
They go well together because the filling of both dishes is pork and peas, but they also provide contrasting textures: crispy on the one hand versus soft or mushy on the other.
To successfully stir-fry, the trick is to make sure your pan or wok has heated up first.
Once you’ve done that, throw in a bit of oil and wait for it to heat before adding your ingredients.
Add thawed fresh or defrosted frozen green peas into the mix and let them fry until all their liquid evaporates away – about two minutes.
If you’re using fresh green peas, add a little sugar and soy sauce to season the dish.
If you’ve got some extra time on your hands, fry up some sesame seeds in oil before adding them at the end of cooking; this will give the stir-fried pea pods an even more authentic Asian flavor.
Add salt or ground white pepper if desired just before serving as well.
8 – Thai Fried Rice
When it comes to Asian side dishes, Thai fried rice is a popular one.
This dish features cooked white or brown rice, chopped scallions, seasoned soy sauce and Tamari, diced cucumbers, tomatoes, toasted peanuts sprinkled on top for garnish.
Some people might even call this recipe the “Thai takeout fake-out” because it tastes just like that.
And yet, with only a few ingredients and minimal prep time required to make it happen – what more could they ask for?
Make sure you have a little bit of soy sauce, sweet chili garlic sauce, and oyster or hoisin sauces on hand.
Cook your rice like usual in the wok with oil.
Once it is cooked through, add in the chopped scallions, seasoned soy sauce, and Tamari.
Mix it all until it is heated through, then add in some peas or corn kernels to give your rice a little more texture as well as color.
Finally, add in the diced cucumbers, tomatoes, and drizzle with oyster or hoisin sauces before serving.
This dish is great because you can make enough for one meal but still have leftovers that last for days – perfect.
It’s also kid-friendly, so they are sure to love this recipe when served alongside potstickers like pork dumplings or shrimp wontons.
9 – Arugula Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash
You would be surprised at how many people have never heard of Arugula Salad, or even Butternut Squash, for that matter.
The contrasting flavors of sweet butternut squash against sharp arugula will make each bite deliciously balanced in flavor while staying healthy at the same time.
These vegetables pack enough vitamins to feed your whole family through dinner without any trouble at all – so much good food is waiting right here on this plate.
Roasted Butternuts squash is especially low in calories while high in fiber, filling up your guests while still retaining their taste buds from being over-exposed to salty flavors like soy sauce.
With just a few ingredients, you can make your own delicious and nutritious salad to accompany these ethnic delicacies with ease.
10 – Chinese Chicken Salad
Do you want to know how to make a refreshing side dish that pairs perfectly with potstickers? This Chinese Chicken Salad is delicious and easy to make.
It’s a perfect way to eat fresh vegetables, healthy protein, and carbs for an afternoon meal or light dinner with your family or friends.
– Cut up the cabbage and bell pepper into small, thin strips.
Put them in a bowl and mix them with some sesame oil, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, honey, salt, and black pepper.
– Add four cups shredded cooked chicken from store-bought rotisserie chicken to your bowl with half an onion finely chopped.
– For some crunch, add ½ cup snow peas cut on the diagonal in long pieces for this dish.
– Top it off with about ¼ cup sliced almonds that have been tossed in sesame seeds.
– Add the chopped cilantro and toss one last time before serving.
If you want an even more flavorful option than what is typically served in China, add sesame oil and crushed garlic before serving. Enjoy!
Potstickers are typically served as an appetizer, but they can also be a main dish.
They’re simple to make and delicious when paired with the right side dishes.
We’ve gathered 10 of our favorite potsticker recipes that will go great with these flavorful dumplings.
What do you think of these combinations? Which is the best way to serve potstickers, in your opinion? We hope this list helps solve all your potsticker dilemmas.