Vegan Jackfruit Tacos Recipe

Ingredients to make Vegan Jackfruit Tacos:

For the Jackfruit Filling:

  • 2 cans (20 oz each) of young green jackfruit in water or brine, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth

For Taco Assembly:

  • 8 small corn or flour tortillas
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Sliced avocado
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Lime wedges

Instructions to make Vegan Jackfruit Tacos:

  1. Prepare the Jackfruit:
    • Shred the jackfruit using a fork or your hands, breaking it into smaller, pulled-pork-like pieces.
    • In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add chopped onion and garlic, and sauté until softened.
  2. Cook the Jackfruit Filling:
    • Add the shredded jackfruit to the skillet and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
    • Stir in ground cumin, smoked paprika, chilli powder, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix well to coat the jackfruit with the spices.
    • Pour in the vegetable broth, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. This helps the jackfruit absorb the flavours.
  3. Assemble the Tacos:
    • Warm the tortillas according to package instructions.
    • Spoon the jackfruit filling onto each tortilla.
    • Top with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, sliced avocado, and chopped cilantro.
  4. Serve:
    • Serve the vegan jackfruit tacos with lime wedges on the side for squeezing over the top.

Feel free to customize your tacos with additional toppings such as vegan cheese, salsa, or hot sauce. These tacos are not only flavorful and satisfying but also a great way to enjoy a plant-based alternative to traditional taco fillings.

Jayanth Dev

Jayanth Dev

Jayanth Dev was born on 1st April 1989 in Bangalore, India. He developed an early interest in writing as a result of his fascination as a child with the stories that appeared to him in his dreams. As most of his writings are typically reflections of his dreams, many people refer to him as a dream writer. His passion for the Old Scriptures sparked creative insights that helped him craft lovely tales that are present in all of his novels.