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Jackfruit Tacos (Plantbased)

  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Diet: Vegan


Jackfruit Tacos with Cassava Flour Tortillas



For the jackfruit:

2 cans green jackfruit in water or brine, drained, rinsed, and chopped

1 tablespoon coconut oil

1 yellow onion, sliced

4 cloves garlic, crushed

½ cup vegetable broth

1 tablespoon agave or honey

½ lime, juiced

2 teaspoons chili powder

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

¼ teaspoon salt

For the tacos:

Cassava Flour Tortillas recipe

Optional Toppings:

1 avocado, sliced

¼ red onion, thinly sliced or pickled

¼ cup cilantro, roughly chopped

Pico de gallo (tomato and onion salsa)

lime wedges


  1. To prepare the jackfruit: Cut the jackfruit into thin slices from the core to the outer edge. This will break up the tougher core area and make for the perfect shredded texture. Note: Do NOT discard the core or seeds, they are totally edible, and you are just wasting precious jackfruit!
  2. To make the shredded jackfruit: Heat the oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add the onions and garlic and sauté for about 5 minutes until the onions have softened and begin to brown.
  3. Add the prepared jackfruit, broth, agave, lime juice and all the spices mix well and cover with a lid. Reduce heat and simmer gently until the jackfruit softens a little, and the liquid is reduced to about ½ the amount. About 5 minutes.
  4. Now using a potato masher, and smash the jackfruit to get that shredded texture. (If you find it a bit wet, just cook a little longer. If you find it a little dry, just add a splash more vegetable broth.)
  5. Make the Cassava flour tacos according to the recipe.
  6. To assemble the tacos: Add a scoop of the jackfruit to your cassava tortillas, and top with an avocado slice, a scoop of pico de gallo, some red onion slices, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime juice. 


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