Vegan Jackfruit Taco Tuesday

Jackfruit Tacos

Jackfruit Tacos


  • 1 Daiya Pepperjack Style Shreds
  • 2 20oz Cans Green Jackfruit in Brine, (or 3lb fresh Jackfruit)
  • 1 Onion – Chopped
  • 2 Chipotle Peppers , In Adobo Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Adobo Sauce
  • 10 Cloves Garlic
  • 4 Tbsp Ketchup
  • 1 Tsp Ancho Chili Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 1/4 Cup Water
  • Salt To Taste
  • Corn Tortillas
  • Anything you wish to use for toppings: Tomatoes, Salsa, Guacamole, Spinach, Lettuce or Cabbage, Olives, Tofutti Better Than Sour Cream, Hot Sauce


  1. Drain the Jackfruit (if using canned) or clean the Jackfruit (if using raw).
  2. Add to a saucepan with 3 cups of water, bring to a boil over medium heat and boil for 10 to 11 minutes.
  3. Drain, shred with a fork and set aside.
  4. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  5. Add onions and a pinch of salt and cook Jackfruit until translucent. Stir occasionally, about 4 minutes.
  6. In a blender, blend chipotle peppers, adobo sauce, garlic cloves, ketchup, ancho chili, black pepper, cumin, coriander, oregano and ΒΌ cup of water until smooth.
  7. Add the blended sauce to the skillet with onions and cook until the sauce thickens and smells roasted. Stir occasionally, about 6 to 8 minutes.
  8. Add the shredded Jackfruit, 1 cup water and salt to the skillet. Mix well and cover for 10 minutes.
  9. Stir, reduce heat to medium-low and continue to cook for 15 minutes until the sauce reduces and the Jackfruit picks up the sauce flavor.
  10. Prepare Daiya Vegan Pepper Jack Style Shreds and toppings.
  11. Add Jackfruit to corn tortillas and add toppings.

Recipe Brought to You By Daiya

Inspired by VeganRicha

I hope you guys enjoy these jackfruit tacos! Please make these and let me know what you think. Did you like them? Would you change the recipe? Did you add anything or take anything away from the recipe? As always be kind to one another πŸ™‚

Keli – The Alabama Vegan

4 thoughts on “Vegan Jackfruit Taco Tuesday

  1. Claudette Taylor Reply

    Hello Keli, I am always looking for something new to try and this seems right up my alley. I love tacos but have never tried jackfruit. I did a little research on jackfruit and this combination sounds like it is really worth trying. Thanks for the recipe.

    1. Keli Tucker Reply

      Hey Claudette,
      I’m glad you found a recipe that interests you! Please give it a try and let me know how it turns out, I would love to have some recipe feedback on the site πŸ™‚ Best of luck with cooking, you can do this one, it’s not too hard πŸ™‚

  2. GiuliaB Reply

    Keli, congratulations, as you just introduced a nearly 50 year old woman to jackfruit. I had never heard of this fruit before coming across your recipe – so much so that I had to google it to see what it looks like (!!). I know, I do need to start living a little.
    And, as jackfruit does sound and look very appealing, I should definitely give your recipe a go. It sounds quite easy, even for a lazy cook like me.
    I might have to do without chilli powder, mind you – I don’t do hot food either. But I am sure the actual taco with less hot zest should still taste yummy, what do you think?

    1. Keli Tucker Reply

      Hey Giulia, I’m glad you like the jackfruit recipe. Don’t feel alone, I went to Culinary School years ago and lack 2 courses an and internship to finish and just found out what heart of palm was last year. A lot of other people did not know, but everyone from Florida did and lots of other people did as well. I try really hard to keep the recipes basic because the way I see it, no one wants to make a recipes full of crazy, expensive ingredients that takes two hours, especially if it is something new to them. You should give it a try and if you don’t want to add the chili powder, don’t or try a little. I’m a pretty big wimp when it comes to spicy food, so I understand your hesitation. Good luck and let me know how the recipe turns out, I’d love to hear from you!

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