Jackfruit tacos

Jackfruit tacos

Vegan tacos you can make at home

20 mins
Muscle Definition

Nutritional value: per portion

Calories 184 kcal 130 kcal / 100 g
Carbs 23 g 16 g / 100 g
Protein 5 g 4 g / 100 g
Fat 7 g 5 g / 100 g


400 g Canned jackfruit
1 tbsp
Coconut oil
Coconut oil
6.99 €
(21.84 €/1000g)
Incl. VAT & plus shipping
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp cumin
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp maple syrup
For the dressing:
Peanut Butter
Peanut Butter
4.99 €
(2.00 €/100g)
Incl. VAT & plus shipping
2 tbsp hot sauce of your choice (e.g. Sriracha or Tapatio)
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 lime (juice)
For the tacos:
6 small corn tortillas
some shredded red cabbage
Cilantro (coriander leaves), soy yogurt, lime juice

What is Jackfruit?

Jackfruit is a gigantic tropical fruit. Most of the time it's used as a sweet ingredient for desserts or just eaten as a snack. But lately, the fruit has risen to fame as a meat substitute thanks to its pullable consistency. Burgers, tacos, and stews are just some of the dishes that have gotten the jackfruit treatment. When it's unripe, jackfruit has a neutral flavor, lending itself perfectly to just about any dish with the right combination of spices. The flesh has a stringy consistency that resembles pulled chicken, pork or beef.


  1. Drain the can of jackfruit and pull into small pieces with your hands. Discard the hard part at the end.
  2. Warm the coconut oil in a pan on medium-high heat. Cook the jackfruit until it turns golden-brown.
  3. Season the jackfruit with cumin and paprika. Add the tomato paste, soy sauce and maple syrup and cook for another few minutes.
  4. For the dressing: Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
  5. Quickly warm the tortillas in a warm oven or pan.
  6. Fill the tortillas with jackfruit, red cabbage and coriander. Top with the peanut sauce, some soy yogurt and lime juice.
  7. Enjoy!

If you're tired of the tofu and tempeh, give jackfruit a try as your next meat substitute. The right combination of spices gives this jackfruit the flavor of juicy pulled chicken - the perfect filling for a delicious taco or two. Surprise your friends and guests with this unconventional street food recipe. Bonus? It's vegan.