Some of the most intriguing meals in the vegan diet use the versatile jackfruit. Some of the jackfruit recipes on this list include tacos, barbecue, curries, and more. You can even use jackfruit to substitute pulled pork. Along with vegan “pulled pork” sandwiches, you might want to try a few veggie burger recipes.
For dessert, try your hand at vegan ice cream recipes. But first, check out our easy vegan jackfruit recipes below.
1. Pulled Jackfruit Tacos By Lazy Cat Kitchen
If you’re looking for a tasty and simple recipe, the one from Lazy Cat Kitchen is perfect to try. You’ll need to fry onions, garlic, tomato, and spices in a pan and bake the jackfruit for 20 minutes. The recipe calls for making your own dough for the tacos as well. You’re sure to learn new cooking skills by following the recipe.
2. Easy Vegan Jackfruit Curry By Thyme & Love
If you want a creamy and spicy jackfruit curry, try out the Thyme & Love recipe. The recipe calls for fresh ingredients like onions, garlic, ginger, and hot jalapenos. This is a perfect recipe for a cold winter day. You can make it all in one pot. The jackfruit adds a nice texture to the meal. You can serve the curry with a bowl of white rice.
3. Thin Crust BBQ Jackfruit Pizza By Diary of an Ex-Sloth
If you’re missing the taste of a pizza, you can still have a vegan one. The recipe here uses a thin crust with a can of green jackfruit, spices, olive oil, sauce, and fun toppings. You can add some kale, pineapple, or green bell peppers along with the jackfruit.
Basil leaves will also give the pizza a fresh flavor. Make some vegan pizza for dinner tonight and your family will love it!
4. Easy Jackfruit “Chicken” Quinoa Bowls By Full of Plants
For a thicker texture similar to chicken, consider adding jackfruit to a quinoa bowl. You can buy a can of jackfruit in an Asian market and then create a sauce out of sesame oil, spices, soy sauce, almond butter, and cashew butter.
You can either serve the pan-fried jackfruit with onion and mushrooms over a bed of quinoa or a bed of brown rice.
5. BBQ Jackfruit Sweet Potato Mac By Yup It’s Vegan!
The BBQ jackfruit and sweet potato mac recipe takes less than an hour to complete. The meal includes a tangy barbecue sauce. The creamy food will ensure all your cravings are met. The food has both a sweet and savory flavor as well as a spicy kick from the sauce.
6. Jackfruit Carnitas Enchiladas By Fried Dandelions
Vegan enchiladas make a perfect dinner and you can serve them with a glass of sangria. If you’re tired of having black beans, you can substitute them with jackfruit. In addition, you can add some guacamole or tomato salsa to these savory enchiladas.
The recipe calls for fresh ingredients like:
- One yellow onion
- Garlic clove
- One lime
- Vegetable oil
- Two cans of jackfruit
- Eight tortillas
7. Homemade Jackfruit Tortilla Soup By Living Vegan
If you’re in the mood for a hearty soup on a cold, winter day, you can make yourself a jackfruit tortilla soup. The recipe comes with plenty of flavorful ingredients and colorful food. The starchy and thick jackfruit shreds well to make a lovely texture in a soup. The diced tomatoes, onions, and garlic also give the meal a wonderful, savory taste.
8. Jackfruit And Kale Salad With Tangy Creamy Dressing By Cara’s Kitchen
Are you in the mood for a nice salad for lunch? Then put together a vegan jackfruit salad with a creamy dressing. The amazing salad will make your taste buds dance! It’s also an incredibly healthy meal filled with kale, cucumbers, greens, tomatoes, and pine nuts.
You’ll need to panfry the jackfruit before adding it to the salad. You can serve it alongside a dish of baked potatoes or whole-wheat pasta.
9. Jackfruit Taquitos with Southwest Dipping Sauce By The Mostly Vegan
Another Mexican-inspired dish you can enjoy with some shredded jackfruit is the vegan taquito. The mild and sweet taste of the jackfruit adds nicely to the spices in the recipe, including paprika, chili powder, and cumin.
If you’re looking for a plant-based meal, you can’t go wrong with the jackfruit taquitos recipe. You can top the taquitos with chopped tomatoes, cilantro, and sliced jalapenos.
10. Vegan Jackfruit Chili By VNUTRITION
For a flavorful and plant-based recipe, try the vegan jackfruit chili meal. Your taste buds will thank you. It will take only 15 minutes to prep the ingredients for the chili recipe. Then you can throw it into an Instant Pot to cook for dinner. The wholesome meal is gluten-free, soy-free, and nut-free.
You can serve the jackfruit chili over a bed of rice or alongside a baked potato. You can also throw it on top of nachos.
11. Vegan Jackfruit Khow Suey By Great British Chefs
If you’re more interested in an Asian-inspired meal, then cook the vegan jackfruit khow suey recipe. The dish has a creamy coconut base with ginger, garlic, onions, and curry spices. The khow suey includes thick noodles and red chilies for a spicier flavor. The broccoli and cauliflower also bring more healthy veggies to the mix.
12. Jackfruit Bao Buns By Veggie Desserts
Jackfruit makes a great substitute for pulled pork. The Veggie Desserts recipe includes pickled onions, soft Bao buns, and mild jackfruit. The garlic, onion, and spices add plenty of flavors as well. The vegan, plant-based meal is a healthy recipe to try any day or night. You can serve it with cabbage or a mango salad. Enjoy your meal!
13. Mu Shu Jackfruit Lettuce Wraps By Fat-Free Vegan Kitchen
For a simple and healthy lunch, consider making these lettuce wraps filled with jackfruit, ginger, and garlic. Best of all, the meal is low in fat and calories. It can make a great choice for a weight loss recipe. The dish has both sweet and salty tastes while including healthy ingredients like:
- Baby carrots
- Green onions
- Lettuce leaves
14. Kentucky Fried Jackfruit By The Veg Life
Are you looking for a more American-style dish with a vegan twist? If so, try the Kentucky Fried Jackfruit recipe! The jackfruit grows on top of trees and you can get them from a can in shops like Trader Joe’s. It has a mild taste but a starchy and thick texture. The recipe calls for using almond milk and apple cider vinegar with flour and cornstarch.
15. Jackfruit Carnitas By Clean Green Simple
The Jackfruit Carnitas recipe involves frying up the jackfruit with onions, garlic cloves, a spice blend, and a tablespoon of maple syrup in a pan. It’s a simple and quick recipe that takes only 20 minutes to cook. You can serve the carnitas in a burrito or a taco. It’ll make a delicious lunch any day of the week!
16. Teriyaki Jackfruit Sushi Bowl By Elephantastic Vegan
If you’re looking for a Japanese-inspired meal, try the Teriyaki Jackfruit Sushi Bowl recipe from Elephantastic Vegan. The sweet taste of the Teriyaki sauce works perfectly with the mild flavor of the jackfruit.
A few other wonderful tastes in the sushi bowl come from pickled ginger, dried seaweed, and fresh spinach. You will serve the teriyaki jackfruit, spinach, seaweed, and ginger over a bowl of sushi rice.
17. Vegan + Gluten-Free Chicken Noodle Soup By Strength & Sunshine
The “chicken” noodle soup recipe from Strength & Sunshine uses jackfruit to mimic the texture of shredded chicken. It’s a perfect choice if you want to make a warm and cozy meal that reminds you of your childhood.
Your kitchen will have delicious smells all day long, as you cook the shell pasta, veggie stock, minced garlic, onion, celery, chopped carrots, and jackfruit in one large pot.
18. Hawaiian Pineapple Jackfruit with Sweet Potato Nachos By The VGN Way
The Hawaiian Pineapple Jackfruit recipe is a stir-fry mix that shows off the native flavors of the jackfruit. You can find this ingredient growing in Thailand, Malaysia, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, and the Philippines. The pineapple brings out the sweetness of the dish while the salty sweet potato nacho chips give a salty flavor and crunchy texture.
19. Veggie Barbecue Jackfruit Kabobs By Healthy Little Vittles
On a warm summer day, you can plan a fun barbecue party with your close friends. For the vegan and vegetarians in your group, you should try making these veggie barbecue jackfruit kabobs.
The recipe calls for adding corn on the cob pieces, red onions, bell peppers, pineapples, and cauliflower. Smother the kabobs in the tasty barbecue sauce and everyone will love the dish.
20. Jackfruit Tuna-Less Salad By Veganosity
If you’ve always enjoyed the taste of vegan tuna salad sandwiches, you can try making a jackfruit tuna-less salad recipe. The sweet and mild jackfruit mixes well with the tastes of parsley, paprika, plain yogurt, and red onion. You can serve the mix as part of a sandwich or take a heaping helping straight from the bowl.
21. BBQ Seitan Jackfruit Ribs By Sarah’s Vegan Kitchen
The firm and starchy texture of jackfruit make them perfect to mimic BBQ ribs. You can oven bake the jackfruit at 350 °F and then toss it with spices and veggie broth. The paprika, onion powder, and garlic powder give the dish a perfect flavor. Brush the ribs with BBQ sauce to give them that sweet and addictive taste. Serve it with rice or mashed potatoes.
22. Deconstructed Vegan Jackfruit Taco Bowl By Peaceful Dumpling
If you want a healthier version of tacos, you can avoid the taco shells by making a vegan jackfruit taco bowl. The recipe here should take only about half an hour to complete.
The plant-based meal includes wonderful fresh veggies like zucchini, bell peppers, and grape tomatoes. You can serve the dish over basmati rice with black beans.
23. Jackfruit Pulled Pork Vegan BBQ Sandwiches By Delightful Mom Food
If you want to try another vegan “pulled pork” sandwich, the recipe by Delightful Mom Food might be just the ticket. The recipe here recommends a slow-cooking process, which brings out the rich and delicious flavors. First, you’ll need to cook and boil the food on the stovetop. Then throw everything in a slow cooker and start assembling the sandwiches.
24. Jackfruit Chicken Drumsticks By Zacchary Bird
The jackfruit chicken drumsticks work perfectly as a vegan meal paired with roasted potatoes. The jackfruit mixed with cauliflower and a spice mix batter looks nearly the same as actual chicken drumsticks without having an ounce of meat.
The savory spices including garlic powder, chili powder, paprika, salt, and onion powder will make your taste buds dance in delight.
25. Fresh, Ripe Jackfruit Smoothie By The Devil Wears Parsley
Did you know jackfruit works well as part of a healthy breakfast? You can use jackfruit with two bananas, chopped celery, coconut, and coconut water to make a sweet smoothie for breakfast. Even though many people use jackfruit as a meat substitute, you can still add it to a blender to give your smoothie a nice sweet taste.
26. Vegan Jack’ Hash By Veggies at Tiffani’s
If you love hash browns for breakfast, you can enjoy some vegan jackfruit hash to have a more unique dish in the morning. The meal calls for grated potatoes, bell peppers, onions, jackfruit, and a bit of parsley.
When Saturday morning rolls around, you’ll have the perfect recipe to cook up a fun breakfast while blasting tunes in your kitchen.
27. Jackfruit Shake Recipe By Dassana’s Veg Recipes
If you love a good shake for breakfast or lunch, try making the jackfruit shake. The recipe requires only a few ingredients like:
- Ripe jackfruit
- Coconut milk
- Powdered jaggery (a form of cane sugar)
- Water and ice cubes
- Chopped cashews
Use the chopped cashews to garnish your jackfruit shake. You can serve it alongside avocado toast for breakfast.
28. Jackfruit Brown Rice Kheer By Archana’s Kitchen
Once again, you can use the jackfruit as part of a recipe that comes from its native lands. The Jackfruit Brown Rice Kheer recipe has South Indian roots, which is where jackfruit is known to grow. The jackfruit is boiled in a saucepan until it turns soft and starts falling apart. Then it’s ground into a smooth paste and heated with brown rice and nut milk.
29. Vegan BBQ Jackfruit Pizza By Mindful Avocado
If you’re looking for a delicious, exotic, and flavorful pizza, you might want to cook a vegan BBQ jackfruit pizza. The delicious meal includes red onions, pineapple, jalapenos, and jackfruit.
After heating the jackfruit, you can pull it apart with a potato masher. Throw in barbecue sauce and spread it over the pizza dough. Add the other ingredients, bake for 15 minutes, and serve it alongside a fresh salad.
30. Pot Pie With Jackfruit By Oh My Veggies
For a hearty meal, make some pot pie with jackfruit. This comfort food is a perfect meal for dinner on a cold winter night. Luckily, you don’t need meat for a pot pie, as you can make it a vegan dish with some shredded jackfruit. Make your night cozy and enjoyable with the jackfruit pot pie dish.
31. Shredded Jackfruit Burritos By 101 Cookbooks
Jackfruit tends to make a great addition to any Mexican plate. Shredded jackfruit burritos are a simple and quick meal to enjoy on the go. The garlic and taco seasoning add a perfect flavor to mix with the simple mildness of the jackfruit. The burritos work well for lunch or dinner and still have a nice spicy kick you can enjoy.
32. No Sugar Vegan Jackfruit Ice Cream By Foodaciously
You might not believe it, but you can use jackfruit to make a tasty vegan ice cream. The simple recipe calls for combining coconut milk and jackfruit in a blender. Then refrigerate the ingredients for two hours and use an ice cream maker. Your family will love having vegan ice cream for dessert!
33. Vegan Pulled Jackfruit By GoodFood
The vegan pulled jackfruit recipe here uses interesting ingredients like red onions, ground cinnamon, cumin seeds, paprika, hot sauce, and apple cider vinegar. You’ll need to sautee the ingredients with jackfruit and chopped tomatoes. Shred the jackfruit with a fork once you’re done. Don’t forget to add the savory BBQ sauce and serve on a bun!
34. BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich By Love & Lemons
Are you planning on throwing a party for your friends and family? If so, put together BBQ jackfruit sandwiches and serve them outdoors in your backyard this summer. These sandwiches come with a smoky and spicy flavor while the jackfruit has a thick texture similar to pulled pork.
35. Pulled Jackfruit Tacos with Slaw By Mind Over Munch
The pulled jackfruit tacos here are somewhat different from other recipes, as they include a tasty slaw to spread on top. The slaw includes ingredients like:
- Shredded purple cabbage
- Shredded lettuce
You can also garnish with cilantro. These tacos make an amazing lunch or dinner.
36. Vegan Pulled Jackfruit By Tasty
The recipe here calls for combining onions, garlic, jackfruit, and spices to first sautee and then bake for 25 minutes after mashing the jackfruit. The BBQ sauce gives the dish a sweet and spicy flavor. Put it on top of a bun and add whatever slaw you like.
37. Vegan General Tso’s Jackfruit By Good Old Vegan
Who doesn’t love Chinese food after a long day of work? The recipe here uses jackfruit to substitute chicken in the typical General Tso’s Chicken recipe. You can serve it over a bed of rice with broccoli to make a full meal. Your family is sure to love the vegan dish!
Easy Vegan Jackfruit Recipes, Final Thoughts
These easy vegan jackfruit recipes are perfect for enjoying your breakfasts, lunches, dinners, or even desserts. The recipes range from typical American fare to Mexican dishes and Asian-inspired meals. The jackfruit has a texture mimicking meat, so you can use it as a substitute in many tasty recipes. Your family and friends will love these meals!