Fresh Lumpia Recipe (Lumpiang Sariwa)

When I was younger, I had the privilege of living with my grandparents. This meant getting spoiled with delicious Filipino food every single day.

One of the things my grandma would make frequently was Lumpiang Sariwa, which directly translates to “Fresh Lumpia”. Think of it as the healthier cousin of the classic fried lumpia that you’re probably familiar with.

Lumpiang Sariwa is comprised of three parts: the wrapper, the filling, and the sauce. The filling is a mishmash of vegetables, which you can improvise based on what you already have in your refrigerator.

The filling is contained in a lettuce leaf, encased within a thin crepe-like wrapper. The sauce is a sweet and garlicky peanut sauce, slathered all over the fresh lumpia.