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Pulled Jackfruit Tacos Recipe

Vegan Jackfruit Tacos

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A scrumptiously simple vegan jackfruit tacos recipe made with canned jackfruit! How to cook jackfruit pulled pork & how to make jackfruit tacos with slaw – all in just 30 minutes.
Course Lunch, Lunch & Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword jackfruit pulled pork tacos, jackfruit recipes, jackfruit tacos, pulled jackfruit tacos, vegan jackfruit tacos, vegan tacos
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 12 tacos
Calories 102


Pulled Jackfruit “Meat”

  • 1-2 tsp avocado oil
  • 20 oz canned jackfruit in water or brine
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced (or ½ large onion)
  • 1 Tbsp coconut aminos
  • Tbsp taco seasoning to taste
  • squeeze of lime juice

For Jackfruit Tacos

  • 12 taco shells, hard or soft
  • cups shredded lettuce
  • cups shredded purple cabbage
  • 2 cups pulled jackfruit (ingredients above)
  • ¾ cup salsa
  • 1 avocado, slived
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • ½ cup vegan sour cream (optional)
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges


To cook shredded jackfruit

  • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat.
  • Add onion and garlic and sauté for 6-8 minutes, until softened and caramelized.
  • Meanwhile, drain and rinse canned jackfruit to remove the brined taste. Transfer to a cutting board and shred jackfruit with 2 forks.
  • Add shredded jackfruit to the pan with coconut aminos and taco seasoning. Stir to integrate. (If needed, add a splash of water or vegetable broth to moisten.)
  • Cook for another 6-8 minutes, until the jackfruit is cooked through and beginning to crisp on the edges. Finish with a squeeze of lime juice.
  • Serve on tacos, in a vegan taco salad or burrito bowl, or with your desired accompaniments!
  • Yields 2 cups pulled jackfruit (4 servings)

To assemble vegan tacos

  • Assemble hard or soft taco shells with shredded lettuce, purple cabbage, and pulled taco jackfruit. Top with salsa, avocado, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime juice. (Or use your favorite vegan taco fillings.)
  • Serve and enjoy!
  • Yields 12 jackfruit tacos to serve 4 people.


Nutrition provided for vegan jackfruit tacos served in hard corn taco shells, with toppings listed above.
 Nutrition per ½ cup pulled taco jackfruit on its own:
55 calories | 1g fat | 11g carbs | 4.5g fiber | 2g sugars | 1g protein


Serving: 1taco | Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1.5g | Fat: 5g | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1.5g