13 Vegetarian Jackfruit Recipes To Try

It’s one of the year’s most popular new food trends, and it’s popping up on menus all over the U.S. Introducing jackfruit, a tasty, nutritious meat substitute that you can totally cook at home. Healthy pulled “pork” nachos, anyone?

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Wait, What The Heck Is Jackfruit?

This fruit is native to Southeast Asia, but you can now find it in most Asian grocery stores and specialty shops in the U.S. It can grow to be 100 pounds, but even a small fruit can make a meal for an entire family. It’s also super-nutritious, loaded with protein, potassium, calcium and iron. Best of all, it’s incredibly versatile: The starchy crop is used in Asian cooking to make anything from curries and noodles to ice cream. Due to its fleshy texture, it’s becoming a popular substitute for meat—especially pork. Here are 13 ways to cook this miracle fruit at home.

1. Jackfruit Potpie

Your meatless Monday prayers have been answered.

2. Jackfruit "tuna" Melts

There’s nothing fishy about these sandwiches.

3. Bbq Jackfruit Pizza

We need a break from plain old tomato sauce and mozzarella.

4. Jerk Jackfruit Wraps

Take a bite, close your eyes and pretend you’re in Jamaica.

5. Jackfruit "pulled Pork" Tacos With Grilled Pineapple

When it’s shredded and marinated in barbecue sauce and spices, you won’t believe it’s not carnitas.

6. Vegan Nachos With Barbecue Jackfruit

Load it up with all your favorite Tex-Mex flavors (read: all the avocado).

7. Jackfruit And Mushroom Gyros

Extra tzatziki sauce for dipping, please.

8. Easy Jackfruit Curry

Serve it with roti or naan to sop up all the flavor.

9. Teriyaki Jackfruit Sushi Bowl

Sayonara, spicy tuna.

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10. Buffalo Jackfruit Spinach Dip

Ready, set, dip.

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11. Vegan Posole

Garnished with hominy, red chili and lime juice, this Mexican soup is bursting with flavor.

12. Vietnamese Jackfruit Summer Rolls

Sorry, but we’re definitely double dipping in this creamy peanut hoisin sauce.

13. Bbq Jackfruit Sandwiches With Avocado Slaw

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