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Vegan smoky pulled jackfruit tacos recipe by Cook Veggielicious

Vegan smoky pulled jackfruit tacos

When I say that this is the ultimate smoky pulled jackfruit tacos recipe I really mean it. Served with tangy salsa and perfect guacamole this has gone straight to the top of my favourite vegan meals list.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword jackfruit tacos
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 346kcal
Author Cook Veggielicious


For the smoky pulled jackfruit

  • 1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil
  • 964 g tinned jackfruit in water (two tins) drained and sliced (see above)
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp chipotle flakes
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • 250 ml water
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the tomato salsa

  • ½ small onion finely chopped
  • 3 medium tomatoes diced
  • Juice of one lime
  • Small handful coriander finely chopped
  • Sea salt to taste

To serve

  • Corn tortillas 2-3 per person
  • Guacamole
  • Jalapeños
  • Fresh coriander chopped


  • Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan.
  • Fry the onion over a medium heat, stirring often for about 10 minutes until soft and golden brown.
  • Add the garlic and fry for one minute. Add the spices, stir and then add the tomato purée.
  • Cook for a minute stirring often then add the sliced jackfruit and all the liquid ingredients.
  • Bring to the boil then reduce to a simmer and cook for 20-25 minutes until the liquid has evaporated. Stir and break down the jackfruit with a wooden spoon as you go. This will get easier towards the end of the cooking process as it softens.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste

To make the tomato salsa

  • Mix the chopped onion, tomatoes, lime juice and chopped coriander together. Season with salt to taste. Set aside

To serve

  • Warm the tortillas. Add a large dollop of the jackfruit mixture and top with the salsa, guacamole and other toppings as liked. Fold in half or wrap up like a burrito and don't worry if it gets messy - it's all part of the fun!


NB: nutritional calculation only includes jackfruit and tomato salsa


Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 807mg | Potassium: 635mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1218IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 154mg | Iron: 2mg