13 Ways to Cook Jackfruit, the Glorious Meat Substitute That Tastes Just Like Pork
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?
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.
BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches with Avocado Slaw
Mind = blown.
BBQ Jackfruit Pizza
We need a break from plain old tomato sauce and mozzarella.
Jerk Jackfruit Wraps
Take a bite, close your eyes and pretend you’re in Jamaica.
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.
Vietnamese Jackfruit Summer Rolls
Sorry, but we’re definitely double dipping in this creamy peanut hoisin sauce.
Vegan Nachos with Barbecue Jackfruit
Load it up with all your favorite Tex-Mex flavors (read: all the avocado).
Easy Jackfruit Curry
Serve it with roti or naan to sop up all the flavor.
Garnished with hominy, red chili and lime juice, this Mexican soup is bursting with flavor.