This vegan pierogi dough used to make Polish dumplings is perfect for those who are allergic to eggs and dairy products or for those who choose not to include them in their diet as neither item is used in this recipe.
Now that you have a vegan dough, choose a filling that contains no meat, egg or dairy for a truly vegan pierogi (see the list below).
If dairy and are OK, but wheat isn't, try this gluten-free pierogi dough recipe, which does contain 1 egg.
- 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus flour for dusting the work surface
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup sunflower oil or other neutral oil like vegetable or canola
- 1 cup water
- Combine flour, salt, oil and water in a large bowl, and mix until dough forms a ball.
- If dough is dry, add more water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until moist. If dough is sticky, add more flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, until it's smooth.
- On a floured work surface, knead dough 3 or 4 minutes or until elastic. Cover dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
- Roll, cut, fill and cook pierogi.
Vegan Pierogi Fillings
- Plum Pierogi Filling Recipe: Damson plums are traditionally used in Poland, but the more common Italian prune-plum is OK to use. The plums are slit in half to remove the pit and are replaced with granulated sugar or a sugar cube, put back together and then enrobed in dough and cooked.
- Dried Plum Pierogi Filling Recipe: Don't count out this filling made with dried plums (prunes). They are moist, sweet and laced with cinnamon, cloves, and lemon juice.
- Blueberry Pierogi Filling Recipe: This blueberry filling consists of fruit, sugar, cinnamon and lemon zest and is popular in the summer in Poland.
- Mixed Fruit Pierogi Filling Recipe: Cherries, chopped apples, strawberries and other small berries are perfect in this recipe that calls fruit, sugar, water, cinnamon or cardamom, lemon juice and dry bread crumbs.
- Mushroom Pierogi Filling Recipe: If the margarine used to sauté the mushrooms and onions is replaced with a vegan alternative, this recipe makes a wonderful vegan filling.
- Potato-Cheese Pierogi Filling Recipe: This classic filling can be made vegan by replacing the butter used to sauté the onions and the cottage cheese with a no-dairy alternative.
- Buckwheat-Sauerkraut Pierogi Filling Recipe: This recipe is traditionally used to make stuffed cabbage rolls but it's a great candidate for pierogi. Replace the butter used to sauté the onions and buckwheat with a vegan alternative.