Have you seen this new jackfruit craze sweeping Pinterest? While it’s not yet taking over the grocery store aisles, jackfruit recipes are on the rise so I just had to find out what all of the fuss was about! I’ve gathered up some of the best jackfruit recipes from around the internet – and we’ve got you covered for every meal, plus dessert!
Because veganism is so widespread in Southeast Asia, where jackfruit is cultivated, the majority of recipes using jackfruit tend to have a Southeast Asian bent – lots of curries, spicy or gelled desserts, etc. However, for the past year, jackfruit has been sneaking up on several vegan food blogs as a fun way to recreate traditionally meat-heavy dishes.
Jackfruit’s ability to absorb flavors is what makes it both a perfect alternative for pork in savory dishes, and to give a sweet hit of flavor in breakfast or dessert recipes – just be sure to use the appropriate jackfruit for each recipe (young jackfruit packed in water or brine for savoury dishes, sweet packed in syrup for sweet dishes).
Now Ella and I are not vegan – we’re practically the opposite – but I think it’s important to eat a variety of healthy foods and also be sensitive to guests. Even if I just have vegan friends over for coffee, I make sure I have a vegan dessert ready (like my fresh mango cupcakes or tofu chocolate chip cookies) just like I would for any guest in my home.
It’s also a great idea to use healthy meat substitutes when you need to reign in the grocery budget.
Now personally, I am always going to go for the canned stuff if I am preparing jackfruit at home. The raw fruit has a very pungent odour and hard outer shell, and then needs to be deseeded and shredded. No, thank you. Purchasing the jackfruit packed in water (or frozen) is my preference – but if you’re looking to cut and deseed your jackfruit yourself, here’s a tutorial from Sweet Simple Vegan.
Jackfruit Breakfast Ideas
Jackfruit Shake | Veg Recipes of India
Jackfruit Semolina Muffins with Jaggery | My Cooking Journey
Jackfruit Banana Bread with Key Lime & Coconut | the Plain Jane
Jackfruit Jam Recipe | Awesome Cuisine
Jackfruit Loaded Nachos | Keepin’ it Kind
Thai Coconut Jackfruit Soup | Viva Pura
Buffalo Jackfruit Spinach Dip | Vegan Yack Attack
Steamed Jackfruit Dumplings | Forks n’Knives
Vegan Jackfruit Crab Cakes | Veganosity
Jackfruit Main Courses
Jackfruit Reuben Sandwich | In Johnna’s Kitchen
BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches with Avocado Slaw | Minimalist Baker
Vegetarian Pulled Pork | Pretty Practical Pantry
Jackfruit Mushroom Gyros with Tzitiki | I Love Vegan
Jackfruit Carnitas | Yup, It’s Vegan
Jamaican Jerk Jackfruit Black Bean Mango Wraps | Vegan Richa
Teriyaki Jackfruit Sushi Bowl | Elephantastic Vegan
Jackfruit Tacquitos | The Mostly Vegan
Spicy Chipotle Garlic Jackfruit Tacos | Vegan Richa
Jackfruit Pot Pie | One Green Planet
Jackfruit Vietnamese Summer Rolls with Hoison Peanut Sauce | Keepin’ it Kind
Vegan Pulled Jackfruit Curry | Natalie Tamara
Vegetarian Mushroom Stroganoff | the Cookie Writer
Korean BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches | Connoisseur Us Veg
Jackfruit Philly Cheesesteak | The V Word
Grilled BBQ Jackfruit Pizza with Hempseed Cheddar | Blissful Basil
Jackfruit Dessert Ideas
Jackfruit Tapioca Trifles | Apron and Sneakers
Indian Sweet Jackfruit Balls | Paleo Magazine
Banana Empanadas | Kitchen Confidante
Raw Jackfruit Cheesecake | Viva Pura
Apple Peach Cobbler | Asian in America Mag
Jackfruit Ice Cream | Zesty South Indian Kitchen
Jackfruit Upside Down Cake | The Tasting Table
Vanilla Jackfruit Custard | Happy & Raw
Banana Cupcakes with Jackfruit Cream Cheese Frosting | Bake Happy
Jackfruit Fritters | Framed Recipes
Have you tried jackfruit? If you have an awesome jackfruit recipe that your family loves please share it! And be sure to pin this collection!