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Lumpiang Sariwa (Fresh Lumpia) Recipe

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  • ½ cup cabbage, julienned
  • ½ cup green beans, julienned
  • ½ cup carrots, julienned
  • ¼ cup celery, julienned
  • ¼ cup jicama (Jicama looks similar to a turnip or a large radish. The water chestnut can be used as an alternative), julienned
  • ½ cup ground chicken or lean pork
  • ½ cup shrimp, cleaned and deveined
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 8 pieces red leaf lettuce
  • 8 Vietnamese spring-roll wrappers or lumpia wrappers
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup dry roasted peanuts, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Heat oil, and saute ground meat with the shrimp and garlic.
  2. Add vegetables until slightly crisp. Pour in the chicken broth until cooked.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Set aside, and drain in a colander.
  5. Save the broth for the lumpia sauce.
  6. Soak the Vietnamese spring roll wrappers one at a time in water until soft and transparent. Dry immediately with a paper towel.
  7. Lay the lettuce on the wrapper.
  8. Place 2 tablespoons of the vegetable mixture on the wrapper.
  9. Fold in one side of the wrapper and roll tightly.
  10. Serve with lumpia sauce on top. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts.

Lumpia Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 cup broth from the sauteed vegetables
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water for mixing cornstarch

Sauce Instructions

  1. Mix vegetable broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, and garlic together, and bring to a boil.
  2. Mix the cornstarch in 2 tablespoons of cold water.
  3. Slowly add the cornstarch mixture to the broth. Stir until sauce thickens.

Nutritional Information

  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Serving size: 1 lumpia
  • Each serving provides:
    • Calories: 160
    • Total Fat: 4 g
    • Saturated fat: 0.5 g
    • Cholesterol: 55 mg
    • Sodium: 150 mg
    • Total Fiber: 2 g
    • Protein: 10 g
    • Carbohydrate: 21 g
    • Potassium: 170 mg

Quick Facts

Your family will love this tasty recipe. The ingredients–ground chicken or pork, olive oil, peanuts, and fresh herbs and spices–add flavor. Also, the lumpiang sariwa is served fresh so it has fewer calories than fried lumpiang.

Source: Philippine Heart Center’s Healthy Heart Cookbook.

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Information on this page is taken from the English print version of “Healthy Heart, Healthy Family: A Community Health Worker's Manual.” U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, NIH Publication No. 08-3674, Originally Printed 1999, Revised May 2008.

Last Updated March 2012

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