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Jackfruit Tacos Recipe: Easy Way to Prepare and Cook

Posted by estatespro on May 5, 2024

Jackfruit is a versatile fruit that makes an excellent meat substitute due to its fibrous texture and mild taste. These vegan jackfruit tacos are a delightful twist on traditional tacos, packed with flavor and freshness.


For the Jackfruit Filling:

  1. 2 cans of young green jackfruit (in brine or water), drained and shredded
  2. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  3. 1 onion, finely chopped
  4. 3 cloves garlic, minced
  5. 1 red bell pepper, diced
  6. 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  7. 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  8. 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  9. Salt and pepper, to taste
  10. 1/2 cup vegetable broth or water
  11. Juice of 1 lime

For Serving:

  1. 10-12 small corn or flour tortillas
  2. 1-2 avocados, sliced
  3. Shredded cabbage or lettuce
  4. Vegan sour cream or cashew cream (optional)
  5. Lime wedges, for garnish


  1. Prepare the Jackfruit Filling:
    1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chopped onion, garlic, and bell pepper. Cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
    2. Add the shredded jackfruit, cumin, smoked paprika, chili powder, salt, and pepper to the skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring often.
    3. Pour in vegetable broth or water and simmer for 10-15 minutes until the jackfruit is tender and most of the liquid has evaporated.
    4. Stir in lime juice and adjust seasoning if needed. Remove from heat.
  2. Assemble the Tacos:
    1. Warm the tortillas in a skillet or microwave until soft.
    2. Spoon the jackfruit filling onto each tortilla.
    3. Top with sliced avocado, shredded cabbage or lettuce, and a dollop of vegan sour cream or cashew cream if desired.
    4. Squeeze fresh lime juice over the tacos before serving.
  3. Serve and Enjoy:
    1. Arrange the tacos on a platter.
    2. Garnish with lime wedges.
    3. Serve immediately and enjoy these simple vegan jackfruit tacos!


  1. Use canned young green jackfruit in brine or water, not in syrup.
  2. Adjust the spiciness by adding more or less chili powder.
  3. Customize with your favorite toppings like salsa, guacamole, or hot sauce.

These vegan jackfruit tacos are delicious, satisfying, and perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or entertaining guests. Give them a try for a flavorful meatless meal!

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