It’s Taco Tuesday everyone!

This is my first Taco Tuesday post and after my vegan jackfruit tacos recipe I have for you this week, it won’t be the last!

Ever since the beginning of the year, we have been looking for more quick, easy and healthy recipes. December tired us out with all of the festive cooking, baking and eating and after getting back from holiday the year started out with a frenzy of work! We were getting home after a long day and making a massive meal was the last thing we wanted to do.

So, for January we are getting back to food that’s easy to make, good for your body and budget friendly too! In order to simplify our days, while also making sure we are eating as healthy as we can, we decided to make and share all the easy, healthy recipes we create with you all.

Our first easy recipe uses one of our favourite ingredients: jackfruit! A rich source of vitamins and minerals, jackfruit is perfect for cooking with its sweet taste and ability to take on almost any flavour.

Vegan Jackfruit Tacos 

The vegan jackfruit is so easy to make in advance and store in the fridge for those days that where something from scratch is just not an option. Not only does this intensify the flavour of the jackfruit but it also makes it super easy to make lunch for the next few days!

Vegan Jackfruit Tacos

All you have to do is make your tacos, add the jackfruit and your toppings and BAM! A healthy vegan lunch that is ready in 5 minutes.

Where can I get jackfruit?

I buy my jackfruit at a small Asian supermarket near my house, Yat Sang. If you don’t have an Asian supermarket near you, Amazon also has the jackfruit I use in stock.

Just make sure you buy jackfruit in brine, not syrup as jackfruit in syrup is very sweet and won’t work for this meal.

Now, on to the recipe!

Print Recipe
Vegan Jackfruit Taco Yum
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Tacos
Ingredients
For Jackfruit Filling:
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil (olive oil will work fine)
  • 1 red onion finely diced
  • 4 cloves garlic finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 X 565g / 20 oz tins green (young) jackfruit in brine
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons BBQ sauce make sure it's vegan!
  • black pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons liquid smoke
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
To assemble, you'll need:
  • shredded lettuce
  • 4 tomatoes diced
  • 1 medium white onion diced
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 ripe avocado sliced
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Tacos
Ingredients
For Jackfruit Filling:
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil (olive oil will work fine)
  • 1 red onion finely diced
  • 4 cloves garlic finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 X 565g / 20 oz tins green (young) jackfruit in brine
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons BBQ sauce make sure it's vegan!
  • black pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons liquid smoke
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
To assemble, you'll need:
  • shredded lettuce
  • 4 tomatoes diced
  • 1 medium white onion diced
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 ripe avocado sliced
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
Instructions
Making the Jackfruit:
  1. Drain the jackfruit tins and set aside. If you prefer eating your jackfruit without the core, cut away the harder pointy end of the jackfruit pieces - I leave mine on so I get more jackfruit to eat!
  2. Heat up the oil in a medium pan and sauté the red onion until it becomes clear and lightly brown (10 - 15 minutes). Then add the garlic and fry for another 2 - 3 minutes.
  3. Mix in the cumin, paprika, coriander, cinnamon, cloves and chilli powder and fry for another minute. Then mix in the tomato paste and the BBQ sauce.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the jackfruit, soy sauce, liquid smoke and apple cider vinegar until the jackfruit is evenly covered with all of the ingredients.
  5. Add the jackfruit mixture to the pan, season with pepper and simmer for another 15 minutes. While it is simmering, use two forks to separate most of the strands of the jackfruit.
  6. After 15 minutes, remove the pan from the heat and allow the jackfruit to cool before assembling your tacos.
Assembly:
  1. Mix together the diced tomatoes and white onion. Season with lime juice, salt and pepper and set aside.
  2. Once the jackfruit has cooled, spoon it into the prepared tacos (I use soft tortilla wraps, put them over my oven's wire tray in a taco shape and bake for 5 minutes on 180°C or 350 F). Add your lettuce, prepared salsa, avocado and other toppings and enjoy!

vegan jackfruit tacos

 

Have you ever made a meal with jackfruit before? Let me know in the comments below and, if this is your first time making vegan jackfruit tacos, give me shout on Instagram with #deliciousplants so I can take a look! 

Thank you for spending some time here today

Ciao!

Want to try making your own veggie burgers? Why not give our easy falafel burger recipe a try? 

This is my first Taco Tuesday post and after my vegan jackfruit tacos recipe I have for you this week, it won’t be the last! Ever since the beginning of the year we have been looking for more quick, easy and healthy recipes.