Lumpia Cabbage Salad with Crispy Wrappers

This lumpia salad recipe has the crispy wrapper, the meaty filling, and the sweet chili sauce of regular lumpia—achieved in an easier method.
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Difficulty
Easy
Servings
6 servings
Prep Time
10 Mins
Active Time
20 Mins

Lumpia is a staple in Filipino celebrations. It's always one of the first things to run out, either during the meal itself or when everybody packs food in to-go containers after the party. No one can resist the trifecta of a crispy lumpia wrapper, meaty filling, and sweet chili sauce, that's why we've applied them to this lumpia salad recipe.

It's not a conventional healthy green salad, so we can't really recommend it for people looking to eat "lighter" and "healthier." What it is, instead, is a hearty, flavorful, textured appetizer. It promises everything you love about lumpia without the extra effort of having to roll individual pieces.

Dressing

  • ⅔ cup Pepper's sweet chili sauce
  • ¼ cup sesame oil
  • ¼ cup rice wine vinegar

Filling

  • 1 tbsp neutral oil
  • 400g ground pork
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp ginger, minced
  • salt, to taste

Fried Lumpia Wrappers

  • 4 lumpia wrappers
  • neutral oil, for frying

Assembly

  • ½ head cabbage, shredded, about 4 cups
  • ½ cup green onions, chopped
  • 2 cups carrots, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup red onion, thinly sliced
1

In a bowl, whisk sweet chili sauce, sesame oil, and vinegar. Set aside.

2

In a pan over high heat, add the oil then saute the ground pork.

3

Cook the pork until well browned then add garlic and ginger. Cook until fragrant, about 5 mins, and season with salt.

4

Remove from heat and set aside to cool for a few mins.

5

In a pan, heat oil for frying up to 350F.

6

Fry lumpia wrappers until golden and crispy, about 5-10 secs each.

7

Remove from oil and let drain on paper towels. Set aside.

8

To assemble the salad, toss together the cabbage, green onions, carrots, and red onion until well mixed.

9

Add the slightly cooled pork. Add the dressing in small amounts and toss until the salad is well coated.

10

Place on a platter and top with fried lumpia wrappers. Serve immediately.