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Wanna try my vegan Papaya Lumpia recipe?

For me food is the big obsession of my life. So here's my favourite easy but healthy Pinoy appetizer and merienda recipe.

Vegan Papaya Lumpia

3 cup green papaya, shredded
2 Tbsp onions, sliced
½ cup fried tokwa (firm tofu), sliced to small pieces
¼ cup sweet potatoes, sliced thinly
2 segments garlic, crushed and roughly chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
¼ cup vegetable stock
Lumpia wrappers

1½ cup water
¼ cup cornstarch
¼ cup brown sugar
½ cup soy sauce
  • Heat vegetable oil and sauté onions, garlic and tokwa. Sauté for 2 minutes. Stir in the stock.
  • Add papaya and sweet potatoes and cook until tender.
  • Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Spread out the lumpia wrapper, place a heaping teaspoonful of mixture in the middle, fold the end over the filling, roll to form a cylinder and stick, closed with a very small amount of water.
  • Fry the lumpia in vegetable oil over low heat until crisp and golden brown, drain. There you go your green papaya spring rolls is ready! Enjoy!
  • For the dipping sauce: Mix all ingredients and boil until thick, stirring constantly to prevent scorching.
  • Garnish with cucumber.
  • Serve with sauce.
  • Makes 8 servings