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  • Fresh Lumpia (Lumpiang Sariwa)

These delicious spring rolls are a traditional Filipino dish

Recipe Source: Healthy Heart, Healthy Family Manual for the Filipino Community


  • For filling:

    1 Tbsp olive oil
    ½ C ground chicken breast or lean pork
    ½ C shrimp, peeled and deveined
    2 cloves garlic, chopped
    ½ C cabbage, julienned
    ½ C green beans, julienned
    ½ C carrots, julienned
    ¼ C celery, julienned
    ¼ C jicama, julienned
    ½ C low-sodium chicken broth
    ¼ tsp salt
    ¼ tsp black pepper

  • For lumpia sauce:

    1 C broth from preparing the filling
    1 Tbsp lite soy sauce
    1 Tbsp brown sugar
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    1 tsp cornstarch
    2 Tbsp cold water

  • For wrap:

    8 Vietnamese spring-roll wrappers or lumpia wrappers
    8 pieces red leaf lettuce
    ⅓ C dry roasted peanuts, chopped

Photograph of the completed recipe.
calories 160
Total fat 4 g
Saturated fat 1 g
Cholesterol 55 mg
Sodium 150 mg
Total fiber 2 g
Protein 10 g
Carbohydrates 21 g
Potassium 170 mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1
    Prepare the filling: Heat oil in a sauté pan, and sauté the ground meat with the shrimp and garlic.

  • 2
    Add the vegetables (cabbage, green beans, carrots, celery, and jicama), and sauté until slightly crisp.

  • 3
    Add the chicken broth, and continue until vegetables are cooked. Season with salt and black pepper.

  • 4
    Remove from heat and use a colander to strain; save the broth for use in preparing the lumpia sauce (steps below). Let meat and vegetable mixture cool to room temperature.

  • 5
    Meanwhile, prepare the sauce: Mix 1 cup of the broth strained from the cooked filling, soy sauce, brown sugar, and garlic together in a saucepan, and bring to a boil.

  • 6
    In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch in 2 tablespoons of cold water. Slowly add the cornstarch mixture to the broth in the saucepan. Stir over medium heat until sauce thickens.

  • 7
    To assemble the spring rolls: Soak one spring roll wrapper in warm water until soft and transparent. Dry immediately with a paper towel.

  • 8
    Place the wrapper on a plate, and lay a piece of lettuce on the wrapper. Put 2 tablespoons of the meat and vegetable mixture on the wrapper.

  • 9
    Fold bottom of wrapper over filling; wrap one side over filling and roll to the other side (to seal in the filling).

  • 10
    Repeat with remaining wrappers and filling.

  • 11
    Serve with lumpia sauce on top. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts.

Tip: Jicama looks similar to a turnip or a large radish. Water chestnut can be used as an alternative.

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