• Makes 14
  • 45 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 11 Ingredients


Quick and easy spinach dumplings.

Ingredients (makes 14 dumplings)

  • 250g Fresh Ricotta
  • 1/2 cup frozen spinach (thawed, well drained)
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan
  • 1 egg
  • 60g butter
  • lemon rind (optional)
  • avocado
  • chopped tomatoes (any variety)
  • garlic (finely chopped or minced)
  • spring onion or shallot onion (finely chopped)


  1. In a large bowl combine ricotta, spinach, flour, parmesan and egg. Gently mix together. Add lemon rind at this stage if using. Season to taste. Chill for 10 mins.
  2. TOMATO SALSA: Combine tomatoes, avocado, garlic and onions together.
  3. Bring water to boil in a saucepan.
  4. Roll tablespoons of ricotta mixture into ball, tossing in extra flour to coat. Working in batches drop balls into boiling water. Simmer for 3-4 minutes, until firm and floating on surface. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a plate.
  5. In a large non stick frypan, heat butter on high. Fry dumplings for 2-3 minutes, shaking pan occasionally, until lightly golden brown. Serve on top of salsa.


Tomato Salsa - use any variety of tomato and add anything extra you may like - basil, capers, chilli etc Instead of a tomato salsa you could have the dumplings with pasta sauce.

  • These flavours sound so good and this would be a first time attempt at dumplings for me! Hope they turn out as good as yours!


  • I have never made dumplings before so would be interested in trying this!


  • I need to try this I have never made dumplings like this and I would love to try it tha kyou


  • These dumplings are very tasty and the flavours work.

    • Dumplings are a favourite food. They are good to eat all of the time.


  • Oh these look so yummy and they are healthy too. Thanks for sharing.


  • These look and sound like they’ll taste great. Thanks.


  • never made dumplings, but the ingredients sound healthy, I will try them


  • Sounds good !

    • I made these last weeks and my kids loved them. I doubled the spinach and added a large clove of garlic, some fresh basil and a spoon of pesto. Instead of plain flour I used lentil flour (which is 100% lentils) to give it some more nutrition.


  • Love finding delicious recipes like this that don’t use meat. These look very yummy. Thanks for sharing!


  • I love this variation of a dumpling using my faves spinach & ricotta


  • I love the look of these dumplings – looks like a fun midweek family meal.


  • I love dumplings and what a great flavour combination in this recipe. Can’t wait to make these.


  • This is such a simple dumpling recipe; looks great, thanks!.


  • Yum! I’m definitely trying these. I love gnocci!


  • A great recipe; sounds delicious!.


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