When it comes to Filipino cuisine, lumpia is a beloved staple.
From the classic spring roll filled with savory vegetables and pork to the more adventurous variations with seafood and cheese, lumpia can be enjoyed in a variety of ways.
And no matter which type of lumpia you’re eating, there’s nothing quite like the perfect sauce to enhance the flavor.
Here are 12 sauces that go perfectly with lumpia and will take your Filipino feast to the next level.
1. Romesco Sauce
Knowing what sauce goes with lumpia tends to be tricky, but I’ve found that Romesco Sauce is the perfect accompaniment!
Not only is it incredibly flavorful, but you can also add your own unique twist to it.
Here are a few ideas for how you can make it even more delicious:
- Add in some roasted red pepper for sweetness and texture
- Toss in some spicy chili flakes for a kick
- Mix in some smoked paprika for an extra smoky flavor
- Stir in some fresh parsley for a zesty, herby taste
Pro tip: Make sure to let the sauce chill in the fridge for at least an hour before serving – the flavors will be even more intense!
2. Creamy Mushroom Sauce
I’m a huge fan of lumpia and I have to say, my favorite sauce to pair with it is creamy mushroom sauce.
It’s so full of flavor and brings out the taste of the lumpia even more.
To make it extra special, you can try adding some chopped onion and garlic, a bit of cayenne pepper to give it a bit of a kick, and some shredded cheddar cheese.
Pro tip: top it off with some fresh parsley for a bit of color and flavor!
3. Peanut Sauce
Peanut sauce sort of reminds me of my childhood and I’m sure it does for a lot of us.
It’s a classic sauce and it’s even better when you add a few creative twists.
Try adding a bit of honey or sesame oil for some sweetness.
You can also try using creamy peanut butter or adding some sriracha for a kick.
As a pro tip, I would recommend serving the peanut sauce with fresh lumpia for a delicious combination.
4. Spinach Pesto
Instead of going with regular old pesto sauce, why not spice up your lumpia with spinach pesto?
It’s tangy, creamy and oh-so-flavorful!
Here are some creative twists you can make with this delicious sauce:
- Add a bit of horseradish to the mix for a bit of a kick
- Throw in some sun-dried tomatoes for a burst of flavor
- Mix in some diced green onion for a bit of color
Pro tip: For maximum flavor, serve your lumpia with a side of warm spinach pesto sauce. Enjoy!
5. Creamy Cilantro Sauce
Creamy, tangy, and full of flavor, cilantro sauce is the perfect accompaniment to your lumpia.
It’s a great way to add a little extra zing to the dish, and you can easily customize it to your tastes.
Here are a few creative twists you can try:
- Add a dash of lemon juice for a zesty kick
- Mix in some crushed garlic for a punch of flavor
- Stir in some diced tomatoes for a burst of freshness
- Top with some chopped scallions for a unique twist
Pro tip: Let your cilantro sauce cool and refrigerate it for an hour before serving to give it a smooth, creamy texture.
6. Tomato Salsa
I love the fresh flavor of tomatoes – and that’s why I’m a big fan of tomato salsa.
It’s the perfect accompaniment to lumpia, adding a subtle but delicious kick to the dish.
Here are some creative ways to make your own salsa:
- Try adding different types of peppers – jalapeno, habanero, or even chipotle – to give your salsa a spicy kick.
- Add some sweetness to the mix by incorporating some mango, pineapple, or papaya.
- If you’re feeling adventurous, try adding different herbs and spices like cilantro, basil, oregano, or even cumin.
- Top your salsa with some crumbled feta cheese or shredded cheese for extra flavor.
Pro tip: For extra flavor, try adding some freshly squeezed lime juice to your salsa. Enjoy!
7. Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
Have you ever tried this sauce with your lumpia?
Roasted Red Pepper Sauce is a great complement to the savory and sweet flavors of lumpia.
You can twist it up by adding a bit of cream or garlic, or even a dash of cayenne pepper for a bit of heat.
If you are looking to add a bit of extra flavor, try adding some chopped fresh herbs like cilantro or parsley.
Pro tip: If you want a bit more sweetness, try adding a little honey or agave to the sauce.
8. Chimichurri Sauce
Why not add some beautiful green color and amazing flavor to your lumpia with chimichurri sauce?
This classic Argentinian sauce, made with parsley, cilantro, garlic, vinegar, olive oil and chili peppers, will elevate your lumpia dishes to another level.
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Mix it in with a savory filling to give it an extra kick
- Stir it into a cheese dip for an extra creamy and bold taste
- Drizzle it over lumpia for a nice presentation
- Mix it with a sweet filling to create a unique flavor
Pro tip: Make a bigger batch of chimichurri sauce and store it in the refrigerator for up to a week. This way, you can enjoy it with your lumpia for days to come!
Tzatziki is super fresh and cool, making it the perfect sauce for lumpia.
It’s an incredibly versatile sauce – here are a few of my favorite ways to use it:
- Mix it with a little mayo and garlic powder for a quick and easy dip
- Stir it into cooked rice and vegetables for a delicious side dish
- Toss it with cooked noodles for a creamy and flavorful Asian-inspired dish
Pro tip: Add a squeeze of lemon juice to the tzatziki for an extra zing of flavor!
10. Teriyaki Sauce
I just had to include teriyaki sauce – it’s a classic!
Teriyaki sauce is a sweet and savory Japanese sauce made of soy sauce, mirin, and sugar.
Here are a few creative twists you can make with it:
- Mix it with a little garlic and ginger for a more flavorful glaze
- Add some chili flakes for a bit of a kick
- Mix it with a bit of pineapple juice for a sweet and tangy flavor
Pro tip: For an even sweeter and thicker sauce, add a bit of cornstarch to your teriyaki sauce!
11. Blender Hollandaise
Grab your blender and get ready to enjoy the creamy and delicious flavors of blender hollandaise sauce!
This classic sauce is a must-have for any lumpia dish.
Here are some creative twists you can make:
- Add some garlic for a garlic-infused hollandaise
- Mix in some fresh herbs for an extra layer of flavor
- Stir in a few drops of hot sauce to give it a bit of heat
- For a sweeter take, whisk in some honey
Pro tip: Serve the sauce warm to make it easier to drizzle over the lumpia. Enjoy!
12. Salsa Verde
Lastly, I’d like to introduce you to the perfect sauce for lumpia: Salsa Verde.
It’s a delicious blend of green chilies, tomatillos, and other spices that gives lumpia the perfect kick of flavor.
Here are just a few creative twists you can make to this sauce for an even tastier lumpia experience:
- Add a pinch of cumin for a smoky flavor
- Throw in some diced jalapeño and onions for a spicy kick
- Mix in some diced tomatoes for a tangy twist
For an extra special experience, mix in a bit of cream for a creamy, savory salsa verde that goes perfectly with lumpia. Enjoy!
12 Easy Sauces that Go with Lumpia
- Romesco Sauce
- Creamy Mushroom Sauce
- Peanut Sauce
- Spinach Pesto
- Creamy Cilantro Sauce
- Tomato Salsa
- Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
- Chimichurri Sauce
- Teriyaki Sauce
- Blender Hollandaise
- Salsa Verde
- Pick any sauce from this list to serve with your meal.
- Prepare the ingredients according to the recipe.
- Enjoy in no time!