Anyone who hasn’t jumped on the jackfruit bandwagon yet is seriously missing out. The giant fruit native to Southeast Asia is not only a great source of protein, potassium, calcium, and iron, but it also tastes amazing. Like pulled pork, to be exact. But that’s not the only way to devour it on a regular basis.
The next time you’re wondering what to do with your jackfruit, try one of these recipes. This stuff can transform into literally everything.
1. Top your sweet potato fries.
Oh hello, perfect appetizer. As if you weren’t already obsessed with sweet potatoes, just wait until you top a plateful with BBQ jackfruit and a red cabbage and apple slaw.
Try it: Loaded Sweet Potato Fries With BBQ Jackfruit and Red Cabbage Apple Slaw
2. Make ‘crab’ rangoon.
Being vegan doesn’t mean you have to miss out on crab rangoon. This jackfruit version will make you forget all about the original.
Try it: Vegan Crab Rangoon
3. Make summer rolls.
Are your summer rolls in need of a little more flavor? This jackfruit recipe won’t disappoint.
Try it: Jackfruit Vietnamese Summer Rolls With Hoisin Peanut Sauce
4. Make a shredded pulled ‘pork’ sandwich.
Even pork lovers would be fooled by this shredded jackfruit version. Whip this recipe up for your friends and family and they won’t even be able to tell the difference.
Try it: Shredded Jackfruit Sandwiches With Bourbon Beet BBQ Sauce
5. Make fried ‘chicken.’
This easy recipe will let you get your fried chicken fix while letting our feathered friends roam free.
Try it: Jackfruit Fried Chick’n
6. Make ‘ribs.’
These vegan jackfruit BBQ ribs are full of flavor and 100% guilt-free.
Try it: Jacked-Up Vegan Ribs
7. Make tacos.
Because, well, tacos. This version tops shredded jackfruit with a delicious lime creme made from cashews.
Try it: Jackfruit Tacos With Charred Corn, Cabbage, and Lime Creme
8. Make spring rolls.
Craving some fried spring rolls? This baked version stuffed with jackfruit and mushrooms will more than satisfy.
Try it: Baked Jackfruit and Mushroom Spring Rolls
9. Whip up some nachos.
And when we say nachos, we mean nachos. This version is loaded with cashew-based cheese, black bean and corn salsa, and of course some juicy jackfruit.
Try it: Jackfruit Nacho Supreme
10. Make pizza.
This pizza doesn’t disappoint. The combo of BBQ jackfruit, hemp seed Ranch, and vegan cheese will make you drool.
Try it: Grilled Vegan BBQ Jackfruit Pizza With Help Seed Cheddar
11. Make chili.
Full of flavor, this fiber-packed chili is completely cruelty-free and completely delicious.
Try it: White Bean and Jackfruit Chili
12. Top your salad.
This buffalo chicken-flavored jackfruit only takes about an hour to make and you can use it as a salad topper all week long.
Try it: Vegan Buffalo Chicken Salad
13. Make a pot pie.
This isn’t your average pot pie. Using jackfruit, almond milk, and a handful of veggies, this creamy dish is just like the one your grandma makes. But better.
Try it: Vegan Jackfruit Pot Pie
14. Put together a dip.
A perfectly creamy and ridiculously mouth-watering dip, that is. Your tortilla chips will basically fall in love with the vegan cheese and buffalo jackfruit combo.
Try it: Buffalo Jackfruit Spinach Dip
15. Top your baked potatoes.
Jackfruit and baked potatoes make the perfect pair, and this recipe is proof. You’ll eat it up in 5 minutes flat.
Try it: Slow Cooker BBQ Jackfruit Stuffed Sweet Potatoes