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Canederli (Dumplings)

A vegan-friendly version of a traditional Italian dish in Canederli (boiled dumplings)

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Chico Francesco


  • 40 g dried Italian bread
  • 50 ml vegan milk
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 20 ml olive oil
  • 30 g spinach cooked, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp grated nutmeg
  • 7 g parsley finely chopped
  • 25 g wheat flour


  1. Break the bread into small pieces and pour just enough milk to moisten the bread. Set aside.

  2. 2 Sauté the onions and add this to the bread together with the spinach, salt, pepper, nutmeg, oil and parsley.

  3. 3 Add just enough flour so that the mix holds together.

  4. 4 Form very compact balls slightly smaller than a golf ball in size and place them into a steamer.

  5. 5 Cover and allow to cook for 12 minutes. Remove and lightly sauté in olive oil.