Jackfruit Tacos with Avocado Salsa

Yes, Another jackfruit recipe! Check out the last one HERE where I make faux pulled pork sandwiches. I'm loving working with jackfruit. It's very versatile and is a great meat replacement. The texture is perfect and it takes on the flavors of the spices so nicely.

This recipe is pretty simple which I love and has minimal ingredients besides the spices.

Let's get started

Servings - 6 tacos

Prep Time - 30 minutes

What You Will Need

For the jackfruit:

2 - 20oz cans of young jackfruit in brine prepped and shredded.

1/4 tsp cayenne

1 tsp chili powder

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp smoked paprika (You can also use plain paprika)

1Tbsp. Coconut oil

For the salsa:

1 Red pepper diced small

1/4 Cup shredded purple cabbage

2 Roma tomatoes Diced

1/4 Cup of minced red onion

1/4 Cup Minced cilantro

1 Avocado, firm and diced

1/2 Lemon Juiced

Salt to taste

6 flour or corn tortillas

What You Need To Do

For the Salsa:

Add all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and combine. Add lemon or lime juice and salt to taste and mix well. Set aside.

For the Jackfruit:

Remove from can and drain and dry off the best you can. Cut off the hard center core and remove any seeds you see. Pull the fruit apart with hands, it will naturally look shredded as you pull it apart. Set aside.

Heat coconut oil in a large fry pan on medium heat. Add the jackfruit and all the spices and cook for about 15 minutes add small amounts of water if it starts to stick to the pan. Add salt to taste, this is optional. I added a small amount. Remove from heat and get ready to put these beauties together.

Preparing The Tacos:

Place two tortillas on each plate and add a strip of the jackfruit mix on each taco.

Top with the salsa and they're ready to eat! Yum!

The tortilla shells can be heated in a small fry pan if you prefer.

I hope you love these, they are super easy, healthy, and let's not forget delicious. 

About Jackfruit:

Jackfruit is an exotic tropical fruit with a sweet flavor that is consumed in many parts of the world. It can be eaten ripe or unripe. What makes it unique is the protein content which is more than most fruits.

Per 1 Cup:

  • Calories: 155
  • Carbs: 40 grams
  • Fiber: 3 grams
  • Protein: 3 grams
  • Vitamin A: 10% of the RDI
  • Vitamin C: 18% of the RDI
  • Riboflavin: 11% of the RDI
  • Magnesium: 15% of the RDI
  • Potassium: 14% of the RDI
  • Copper: 15% of the RDI
  • Manganese: 16% of the RDI

Pretty awesome meat replacement! I hope you enjoy.

Xo, Tina

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