I have been so excited about trying to use jackfruit in my blog for the longest time. The first time I bought jackfruit from the grocery store I bought ripe sweet jackfruit which isn't what you need to make vegan pulled pork sandwiches. You have to buy young jackfruit that is not ripe yet. I chose to buy it canned in brine, also an important step because sometimes it can be canned in syrup. I have to admit, buying a fresh jackfruit seemed a little intimidating to me. I had no clue how to prepare jackfruit at all, even the canned version.
of course, I went to the all-knowing google to learn how to prepare the canned version and I suggest you do the same if you are also a jackfruit virgin. There was plenty of YouTube videos on the subject. I took a few pictures and will post here but I believe a video serves better on this subject and plan to do this for one of my meatless Monday's meals soon!
The jackfruit has a core like a pineapple and you will cut that part off. Within the...
I still can't believe after eating these that they're pretty damn healthy! Total comfort food. It felt like such a treat when I was eating these fries, delicious!
For the sauce, I used Plant-based plain yogurt and chipotle pepper adobo sauce with a pinch of salt. Very simple.
The salsa, beans, and the sauce can be made ahead of time so all you have to do is prepare the fries.
Great for a quick fun dinner or a casual get together! I hope you enjoy!
For the sauce:
3/4 Cup of plant-based plain yogurt
1 Tbsp. of adobo sauce
Pinch of sea salt
For the beans:
1-15 oz. can of black beans drained
2 cloves of garlic minced
1/2 Cup of frozen corn
For the salsa:
1 red pepper diced
1 medium red onion diced
1 jalapeno ribbed, seeded, and diced
1 bunch of cilantro chopped
1 tomato diced
1 avocado diced
1 lime juiced
salt to taste
For the fries:
3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into 1/2 inch wide slices
1 tbsp olive oil