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Jackfruit Tacos

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

2
tablespoons olive oil
1
can green jackfruit (packed in brine, drained, rinsed and center cut out), shredded
1
teaspoon honey
1/2
teaspoon vinegar
1
tablespoon water
Corn tortillas, as many as you want

Garnishes:

1/2
cup carrot shreds
1/2
cup cilantro leaves
1/2
cup purple cabbage, shredded
1
lime in quarters

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
Free
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
No nutrition information available for this recipe

Expert Tips

You could also add salsa to the tacos.

Jackfruit... What an interesting fruit it is. Native to India, the jackfruit tree fruit is popular in tropical regions around the world. As celebrated as it is, mainly in Asia, it is still not commonly known here in the United States. This mysterious fruit isn’t impossible to find, though. You could look for it in Asian and specialty stores. The jackfruit is huge and prickly on the outside; but when you crack it open, the inside is filled with bulbs or something like pods, which are fleshy. It can be eaten as is or it can be cut up and cooked. Its texture is very similar to chicken, which makes it a perfect vegetarian replacement. In fact, it’s sometimes referred to as “vegetable meat” because it tastes like chicken, only sweeter. On Tuesdays I like to prepare vegetarian meals for my family. Since my 4 year old boy is sometimes a little picky eater, I’m going to try these “chicken” tacos more often. They’re so delicious, he doesn’t taste the difference!

Directions

  • 1 In a large frying pan over a medium flame, heat olive oil.
  • 2 Add jackfruit and cook for about 6 minutes.
  • 3 In a small bowl combine honey, vinegar, and water. Pour the mixture into the pan with the jackfruit.
  • 4 Let the jackfruit cook for an additional 10 minutes.
  • 5 Warm tortillas and fill them up with the jackfruit mixture.
  • 6 Garnish with carrot shreds, cilantro, purple cabbage and a squirt of lime.

Jackfruit... What an interesting fruit it is. Native to India, the jackfruit tree fruit is popular in tropical regions around the world. As celebrated as it is, mainly in Asia, it is still not commonly known here in the United States. This mysterious fruit isn’t impossible to find, though. You could look for it in Asian and specialty stores. The jackfruit is huge and prickly on the outside; but when you crack it open, the inside is filled with bulbs or something like pods, which are fleshy. It can be eaten as is or it can be cut up and cooked. Its texture is very similar to chicken, which makes it a perfect vegetarian replacement. In fact, it’s sometimes referred to as “vegetable meat” because it tastes like chicken, only sweeter. On Tuesdays I like to prepare vegetarian meals for my family. Since my 4 year old boy is sometimes a little picky eater, I’m going to try these “chicken” tacos more often. They’re so delicious, he doesn’t taste the difference!

Rate and Comment

Nicole Presley Nicole Presley
May 19, 2016

Jackfruit... What an interesting fruit it is. Native to India, the jackfruit tree fruit is popular in tropical regions around the world. As celebrated as it is, mainly in Asia, it is still not commonly known here in the United States. This mysterious fruit isn’t impossible to find, though. You could look for it in Asian and specialty stores. The jackfruit is huge and prickly on the outside; but when you crack it open, the inside is filled with bulbs or something like pods, which are fleshy. It can be eaten as is or it can be cut up and cooked. Its texture is very similar to chicken, which makes it a perfect vegetarian replacement. In fact, it’s sometimes referred to as “vegetable meat” because it tastes like chicken, only sweeter. On Tuesdays I like to prepare vegetarian meals for my family. Since my 4 year old boy is sometimes a little picky eater, I’m going to try these “chicken” tacos more often. They’re so delicious, he doesn’t taste the difference!