Jackfruit Tacos with Grilled Pineapple

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jackfruit tacos with grilled pineapple recipe
Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Tofu? Yawn. Black beans? Meh. Meet the new vegan taco filling that cooks and shreds just like meat: jackfruit. You can buy this tangy tropical fruit fresh, frozen or canned at the grocery store. Jackfruit tacos with grilled pineapple just might become your new favorite Taco Tuesday staple.



2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 red onion, thinly sliced

1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 pound shredded jackfruit (thawed if frozen, drained if canned)

1 teaspoon chili powder

1½ teaspoons cumin

1 teaspoon coriander

Salt and freshly ground black pepper


6 pineapple rings

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

12 flour tortillas

¾ cup crumbled queso fresco

¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

Lime wedges, for serving


1. Make the Filling: In a large sauté pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and pepper, and sauté until tender, 5 to 6 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute more.

2. Stir in the jackfruit and sauté for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the chile powder, cumin and coriander. Season the filling with salt and pepper.

3. Make the Tacos: Brush the pineapple rings generously on both sides with olive oil. Cook on a hot grill or grill pan until well charred, 3 to 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, and then cut each ring into 3 or 4 pieces.

4. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Working in batches, place 2 or 3 tortillas in the pan and heat until lightly browned on each side, 1 minute per side. Repeat until all tortillas are toasted.

5. To serve, divide the jackfruit filling among the toasted tortillas. Top each taco with a few pieces of grilled pineapple, 1 to 2 teaspoons queso fresco and 1 teaspoon cilantro. Serve immediately with lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts
  • Filling

  • 199 calories

  • 8g fat

  • 33g carbs

  • 3g protein

  • 24g sugars

  • Tacos

  • 624 calories

  • 23g fat

  • 88g carbs

  • 16g protein

  • 17g sugars

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Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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