8 Creative Ways to Use Jackfruit
It's all about jackfruit these days!
The trendy food is naturally sweet and has a subtle flavor when ripe, but when it's still maturing, it tends to be starchy and savory. That versatility means this fruit can be used in everything from sushi bowls to dessert—it's very common as meat substitute in vegan and vegetarian dishes.
Scroll down for a list of eight creative ways to use jackfruit.
Fruit in a taco is nothing new, but THIS vegan recipe from It Doesn't Taste Like Chicken takes the relative of the fig and pairs it with spices including chili powder, cumin and smoked paprika, resulting in a savory and sweet dish.
(via It Doesn't Taste Like Chicken)
This salad presents a nice balance of flavors and textures. The jackfruit, which is flavored with vegan fish sauce and chilis, is served alongside fresh cilantro and mint. Think of THIS dish as a slightly different take on the classic papaya salad.
(via Olives for Dinner)
Think you're looking at a plate of pulled pork? Think again! The meat-like food in THIS dish is actually jackfruit. It's been slathered in barbecue sauce and flavored with spices including cumin and paprika (just like a hefty helping of pork), but it's definitely jackfruit.
Jackfruit Sushi Bowl
THIS sushi bowl (another vegan recipe!) is extra filling and delicious thanks to some easy-to-make, teriyaki-flavored jackfruit. What's more? The jackfruit make a perfect meal when paired with wilted spinach, pickled ginger and wakame (dried seaweed) on sushi rice.
(via Elephantastic Vegan)
Jackfruit Pot Pie
Chicken pot pie? Sure. Jackfruit pot pie? Even better! THIS vegetarian take on the classic comfort food uses potatoes, veggies, spices and almond milk to create a cozy and tasty meal that you'll want to eat again and again.
(via Soy Division)
Pulled Jackfruit Chili
THIS vegetarian meal is similar to chili made with ground beef or turkey, except the meat is substituted for jackfruit. Believe it or not, the taste is the same. The best part? You'll feel much lighter after chowing down on the fruit-based version.
(via Keepin' It Kind)
Jackfruit Vietnamese Summer Rolls
Jackfruit gives THESE summer rolls a major boost of flavor, and the hoisin peanut sauce they're served with is very tasty, too.
(via Keepin' It Kind)
Jackfruit Upside-Down Cake
Though jackfruit can be used as a meat substitute in savory meals, it also makes for the basis of a sweet and unique cake. THIS confection pairs jackfruit with buttery cake and rich toffee sauce for a dessert that's just too scrumptious to pass up.
(via Tasting Table)
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