Jackfruit with Soft Tacos, Salsa and Greens Recipe

written by Adam Guthrie

Jackfruit with Soft Tacos, Salsa and Greens Recipe

Credit: Adam Guthrie

Jackfruit is an amazing ingredient that’s not commonly used. It’s very easy to cook and gives an amazing “pulled pork” texture that vegans and vegetarians can enjoy.

Serves: 1



  • Jackfruit
  • 1 can green jackfruit, drained
  • ¼ cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 onion, sliced into thin crescents

  • Salsa
  • ½ cup diced ripe papaya
  • ½ red capsicum, diced
  • Few sprigs coriander, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp lime juice

  • Cashew Sour Cream
  • ½ cup cashews, soaked for 30 mins
  • Juice 1 lemon
  • ½ tsp salt

  • 8 soft flour tortillas
  • Fresh sprigs coriander
  • Small red chilli, sliced thin, or Sambal oelek
  • 4 cups baby spinach leaves
  1. Place green jackfruit in saucepan and add BBQ sauce. Marinate for 30 mins. Heat frying pan and sauté onion with a little water until caramelised, about 10 mins. Add jackfruit and heat through, then set aside.
  2. To make salsa, combine ingredients in small bowl.
  3. To make cashew cream, place drained cashews in high-speed blender with lemon juice, salt and ½ cup hot water and blend until completely smooth. Store in airtight container in fridge until required.
  4. To assemble tacos, place handful of baby spinach leaves on taco, add small amount of jackfruit into each, then top with papaya salsa, drizzles of cashew sour cream and dashes of sambal oelek or slices of fresh chilli, if desired. Add a few fresh coriander leaves and serve.

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Adam Guthrie

Adam is a vegan whose passion for food began with a life-threatening illness and continues today in a lifestyle built around healthy cooking and eating. Adam is a qualified chef and wellness coach who specialises in a wholefood, plant-based diet. Adam shares how to prepare delicious, healthy food for health, energy and vitality. He conducts online healthy eating and wellness programs and gives keynote talks, live cooking demonstrations and cooking classes on the subject of healthy eating and living well.