Low Carb Lumpia

Low Carb Lumpia


If you’re a fan of Filipino cuisine but want to stick to your low carb goals, our recipe for Low Carb Lumpia is a must-try. Lumpia, a popular Filipino spring roll, is typically made with a high-carb wrapper. However, this version swaps out the traditional wrapper for a creative and delicious low-carb alternative that still delivers the same satisfying crunch and delightful flavors. Dive into these savory delights without the guilt!

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 4

Difficulty: Intermediate

Course: Appetizer, Snack

Cuisine: Filipino

kcal: 180 kcal per serving


For the Filling:

  • 1 pound ground pork or chicken
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 1/2 cup julienned carrots
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (or tamari for gluten-free)
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil

For the Low Carb Wrapper:

  • 8 large lettuce leaves (such as iceberg or butter lettuce)


  1. Prepare the Filling: In a skillet over medium heat, cook the ground pork or chicken until no longer pink. Add minced garlic and sauté until fragrant. Stir in shredded cabbage, julienned carrots, and chopped green onions. Cook until the vegetables are tender.
  2. Season the Filling: Add soy sauce, fish sauce, ground black pepper, and sesame oil to the skillet. Stir to combine and let the flavors meld for a few minutes. Remove from heat and let the filling cool slightly.
  3. Assemble the Lumpia: Lay a lettuce leaf flat on a clean surface. Spoon a portion of the filling onto the center of the leaf. Fold the sides over the filling and then roll it up tightly, similar to a burrito.
  4. Repeat and Serve: Repeat the process with the remaining lettuce leaves and filling. Serve your Low Carb Lumpia with a dipping sauce of your choice, such as sugar-free sweet chili sauce or a soy dipping sauce.

Note: These Low Carb Lumpia rolls offer the classic flavors of Filipino lumpia while keeping your carb intake in check. Enjoy them as a tasty appetizer or snack, and savor the wonderful combination of textures and flavors.

Nutrition Facts (per serving – 2 rolls):

  • Calories: 180
  • Fat: 10g
  • Protein: 15g
  • Total Carbs: 8g
  • Net Carbs: 4g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 2g

For a personalized keto meal plan or a 28-day keto challenge, check out these hyperlinks: Custom Keto Meal Plan and 28 Day Keto Challenge. Enjoy these Low Carb Lumpia while embracing your low-carb lifestyle!


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