For those on the quest for delicious yet healthy meals, these jackfruit recipes pack robust flavors, a satisfying meaty texture and a surprisingly delicate touch that one must try.
Jackfruit is a delicious diet food staple in tropical countries.
But it’s not always easy to get in the US.
That’s why I love it so much!
It’s nutty, salty, spicy, crunchy, and pretty much everything you could want in a superfood.
Plus, it has a beautiful golden color.
I’ve tried many jackfruit recipes here.
And I’m so impressed with every one of them!
Jackfruit dishes are all wildly different and wonderfully mouthwatering.
They all have something in common though: they’re loaded with nutrients and antioxidants.
And nothing is better than sitting down to a plate of decadent jackfruit meat.
Let’s check out these jackfruit recipes!
This pulled pork recipe is a delicious and easy way to get your family in the BBQ mood.
It’s made with clean ingredients, and most of it is cooked in the slow cooker.
The key here is to use jackfruit for a meaty savory taste.
It adds a great texture that makes this dish so incredibly moist to eat!
Looking for a healthier way to enjoy your favorite Mexican dish?
These jackfruit tacos are the perfect solution.
Jackfruit is filling, making it a great alternative to meat.
Plus, it’s super easy to prepare!
To spice up this traditional recipe, use fresh herbs and spices such as cilantro, hot sauce, and tumeric powder.
Serve this dish with a side of rice and beans for an authentic street food experience.
This is the perfect recipe for people on a diet or just looking to change up their dinner routine.
Jackfruit is a delicious alternative to ground beef that’s low in fat and high in protein.
It’s also easy to cook, so you don’t have to worry about over-cooking it.
Just cut the jackfruit into cubes and toss it with a little ginger garlic sauce before cooking.
Or if you want something extra decadent, try adding some black pepper and sesame oil!
This chicken fried Jackfruit is the ultimate comfort food.
It’s full of juicy flavors from the sweet and tangy jackfruit, along with tender chicken to round it out.
Serve these side by side with your favorite potatoes for a hearty meal.
But if you want something even more special, try pairing some crispy banana chips on the side.
Let’s say you were looking for something new to try this holiday season.
Well, what are you waiting for? This jackfruit pot roast is a scrumptious and healthy dinner that the whole family will love.
It’s so easy to prepare, making it perfect for busy families or if you want to impress your guests.
Jackfruit doesn’t cook up like bananas but does have a similar texture.
So it’s not cloying or sticky.
This dish is packed with protein and healthy fats!
I love how the jackfruit gives this curry a unique taste!
It’s tangy and slightly sweet, thanks to the coconut milk, but it also has a nice savory spice.
You can even add some veggies if you want.
The jackfruit will absorb all the flavors, so leave it out if you want something light.
The trick is to cut your jackfruit into cubes with a sharp knife so they don’t stick together when mixed with spices.
Serve over rice or on its own for an Indian-style dish.
If you’re in the mood for a big taco, but prefer your carnitas with a crisp sear on the outside and a soft, melted center, this recipe is perfect.
Jackfruit absorbs all of the fat from regular carnitas and makes them even juicier.
It also marinates them in a simple blend of spices and juices to make them extra flavorful.
If you love food with a bit of spice, this recipe for vegan saltfish fritters is worth trying.
It’s a savory dish that’ll make you feel like you’re on the ship at sea.
The flavor is super salty, so it’s good for those who can handle it.
You use a mix of spices to create the perfect seasoning for these delicious treats.
Serve them as part of a dim sum meal or side dish.
Either way, they’re sure to be a hit!
Biryani is a dish of rice cooked in a rich and savory sauce.
It’s often served with chicken or lamb.
But this fun recipe swaps out the meat for jackfruit.
And it’s better than any biryani you’ve ever had!
Jackfruit is sweet, juicy, and super tender.
Best of all, it gives the rice so much flavor you won’t even notice if it isn’t there.
The result is one mouthwatering dish that combines flavors from all corners of the world.
This 15-minute vegan pozole verde is already one of my favorite ways to eat tortillas.
It’s packed with a combination of beans, veggies, and meaty meats – all in one bite!
Serve this hearty bowl with some chips or guacamole for a complete meal.
Or pair it with the driest salad you have on hand.
I think potatoes are an underrated vegetable in modern times, but I’m happy to say that this potato jackfruit stew is proof positive of their existence.
This dish is jam-packed with flavor and texture.
It’s creamy, cheesy, and absolutely delicious.
If you love potato chips as much as I do, you’re going to love this recipe!
If you’re an AIP dieter, you might want to skip this one because it’s technically not… keto-approved.
But if you’re looking for something tasty and easy, these are a fantastic option.
The Jackfruit is bathed in a sweet and spicy sauce that’ll make your tastebuds dance.
You can pair them up with some shredded chicken or black beans to round out the meal.
Or bottom them out with some corn salsa for added protein.
BBQ ribs are always a hit, and this recipe does it right.
The ribs are cooked on the barbecue until they’re charred and juicy.
Add some extra flavor with a smoky BBQ rub and then add in your favorite toppings.
Trust me, these ribs will be your new favorite!
Vegan gyros are definitely a must-make!
These delicious kebabs of marinated jackfruit combined with cucumber, tomatoes, green onions, and spices create such a unique dish.
The combination of salty meats, tangy veggies, and zesty spices makes for a flavorful snack that’s sure to please even the pickiest eaters.
If you’re craving a hearty meal but don’t want it to be entirely vegan, this potato curry is just the ticket.
This dish combines jackfruit with potatoes, giving you a veggie-packed bowl that will get your tastebuds tingling.
There are also rice noodles and cashews for added texture and crunch.
And as expected of food made with jackfruit, it’s rich in protein and fiber!
This recipe is a perfect way to use up or give away all of your leftovers.
Jackfruit is a tropical fruit that has the most amazing texture and flavor.
It’s similar to chicken, but it tastes like meat and can be used for vegan recipes.
In this dish, jalapeños add heat and a hint of spice so everyone can enjoy their bowl.
The creamy sauce with lime juice, cilantro, coconut oil, chilies, and jackfruit makes this one seriously tasty meal.
Jackfruit is one of those uncommon ingredients that is worth trying in curries.
Although it’s often used to add a meaty texture, you can also use it for fun vegetarian dishes or as a filling ingredient in this curry recipe.
The curry sauce is sweetened with coconut sugar and flavored with turmeric, cayenne, ginger., coriander, and red chili pepper.
This dish will be cooked on low heat until the jackfruit softens.
Then it’s ready for you to serve!
This recipe is for the adventurous ones!
If you’ve never tried fried jackfruit before, you will be blown away by how crispy it is and how flavorful it is.
It takes a little bit of time to cook, but the end result is worth it.
It tastes just like chicken fried steak (or pork fried rice), but with a kick of spice that’ll make your taste buds jump off your table.
And since it’s relatively easy to make, you can share the whole thing with your family.
Yes, vegan stuffed sweet potatoes are as good as they look!
They’re stuffed with a creamy, smoky BBQ tofu filling and topped with a special creaminess that goes perfectly with the sweet potato.
And I think it has something to do with the garlic, onion powder, and paprika.
It makes them extra tangy and earthy and is just plain delicious.
These snack-sized appetizers are the perfect way to sneak a little nutrition into your diet.
They’re also super easy to make.
You only need about 10 minutes of prep time, and then it’s all about cooking.
The end result is a succulent, juicy snack that’ll leave you feeling like you just ate nothing but candy bars.
If you want something with more flavor than a plain bowl of ranch dressing, try adding some hot sauce or sriracha to the jackfruit.
Don’t let the name fool you.
There’s more to this meaty snack than it sounds.
These sweet, tender bites are juicy and flavorful thanks to the jackfruit.
They’re fried until crispy and seasoned with a sweet Teriyaki sauce that pairs well with rice or noodles.
Serve them on rice for an authentic Korean meal, or use them as a delicious appetizer for your next dinner party.
The combination of crab and jackfruit is a match made in heaven.
Don’t let the ingredients list scare you away from this dip, though!
It’s super easy to make and tastes just like crab legs.
This recipe has a creamy, tangy flavor that will leave you craving more.
Serve it as an appetizer or side dish with your favorite seafood.
Or, pair it with some crudités for a basic appetizer!
Carne Asada is a Mexican dish that combines grilled steak with jackfruit.
It’s one of the most traditional Mexican dishes and is enjoyed as a main entree or side.
Jackfruit has similar flavor and texture to beef, making it perfect for this recipe.
You can also use any kind of steak you like.
This recipe uses filet mignon but anything will work.
The spicy jalapeños add an extra dimension!
If you love noodles but hate the texture of traditional chicken noodle soup, you’ll adore this creamy and spicy jackfruit chicken noodle soup.
The jackfruit brings amazing texture to the entire dish, making it supremely satisfying.
Plus, it gives the broth a unique sweetness that offsets all those other ingredients beautifully .
You’ll love how well each ingredient blends with one another to create such a thick and hearty broth.
These bright, fruity muffins are a brilliant way to start your day.
They’re sweet, but not overly so.
They have the perfect balance of flavor and texture.
You can feel confident about serving them for breakfast or dessert because they’ll be gone before you know it.
Chicken Fried Jackfruit
- Combine the ingredients for the buttermilk in a small bowl, and then set it aside.
- Begin combining the breading ingredients in a separate medium-sized bowl, and put it aside.
- A frying pan should be filled with enough oil and heated to medium-low.
- Jackfruit should be drained and cleaned. Then, on a cutting board, start chopping the jackfruit’s hard or seedy sections (see photo of scraps I discarded). Only the soft or stringy sections should be kept, if possible. This will aid in creating a texture that is comparable to chicken. I tried leaving the pieces alone, but I didn’t like the texture.
- You ought to have portions left over after the other sections have been removed that you can fry. The jackfruit piece should first be dipped in the buttermilk mixture, followed by a dip in the breading, a second dip in the buttermilk, and so on.
- When finished, put it in the heated frying pan. You can either add them one at a time or wait until you have finished frying a number of pieces before adding them all at once.
- Keep an eye on the jackfruit pieces so that they can be flipped after 2-3 minutes if the oil in the pan does not completely coat them. When you touch them with your tongs and the exterior breading has firm and is crispy, they are ready.
- When all the jackfruit is fried, repeat
- To allow some of the oil to be absorbed, after the jackfruit has been fried, put it to a plate covered in three to four layers of paper towels. Before serving, let them cool for about four minutes.
- Enjoy with (or without) your preferred dipping sauce!