Jackfruit tacos, a vegan or vegetarian recipe

If you are vegan or vegetarian or just want to eat healthy , we present these delicious jackfruit tacos.

Jackfruit tacos, a recipe for vegans

Jackfruit or jackfruit is a fruit that is as interesting as it is beneficial for our health. It is a tropical fruit of Asian origin that is characterized by its high protein content that reaches up to 10%.

Consequently, it is a food highly valued by vegans or vegetarians thanks to the proteins so highly valued by this group.

Jaca or Yaca, a food of Asian origin

It is an Asian fruit tree that is grown in tropical areas. It is not yet well known in many countries so its popularity is limited .

However, getting this delicious and healthy ingredient is not impossible. In Asian or Central American markets it is common to see it. In the same way, in the rest of the regions we can also get it in specialized or canned markets.

Jackfruit tacos, a fruit with a thousand flavors

We find really great fruits. It has a thick skin very characteristic for its roughness and its appearance. However, the interior is very fleshy that it is divided into segments with bones inside.

It is highly recommended that the fruit be eaten raw and fresh, but this time we are going to explain how it is cooked.

With a smooth texture similar to that of chicken and because it is rich in protein, it is known as vegetarian meat. However, the flavor is sweet with acid touches with more or less intensity depending on its maturity.

Likewise, it is known as the fruit with the flavor of all fruits , since its flavor may remind others such as banana , mango, peach or peach, pineapple, orange or kiwi.

Benefits of jackfruit

Jackfruit or jackfruit provides us with many vitamins and minerals that make this ingredient a food with high nutritional value. In addition, it provides us with a large amount of protein to be a fruit.

Thanks to its nutritional characteristics that are very beneficial for our health, it is highly recommended as an ingredient in our recipes.

It is also an essential ingredient in our vegan recipes if we want to do without meat.

You can read the benefits of jackfruit in the article where we describe this delicious and original fruit.

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A fast and healthy meal

In addition to Asian culture, in Mexico it is also increasingly common to eat these foods. Eating these vegetarian-style tinga tacos is a highly recommended and tasty option. A vegan option without meat with a touch of coriander wrapped in corn pancakes that you will love.

There are other types of recipes for jackfruit tacos with corn pancakes that add onion. However, the one I like the most is the combination of ingredients that I present to you in this vegan recipe.

When to have the jackfruit tacos?

You can prepare this delicious recipe as a main dish. You can eat these tacos as your main meal, as a light dish. Also, you can prepare these types of recipes in a delicious dinner. A vegan or vegetarian option that substitutes for meat. Coriander and lime are ingredients that give a special touch to these kinds of recipes. 

It may taste a bit bland to you, so you can optionally add a little salt. However, jackfruit along with the rest of the ingredients already provide enough flavor. Therefore, add salt to these recipes if you consider it necessary, but in little quantity. Keep in mind that purchased pancakes already contain salt.

Jackfruit tacos

If you are vegan or vegetarian or just want to eat, we present these delicious jackfruit tacos.

 Recipe type Main dish
 Recipe type Mexican
 Main fruit Yaca, Jaca, Jackfruit
 Preparation time 20 minutos
 Total time 20 minutos
 For how many people? 4 personas


  • 280 grams of jackfruit or jackfruit 1 can of jackfruit
  • tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • tablespoon of honey
  • 1/2 tablespoon of vinegar
  • tablespoon of water
  • large carrot grated or 2 small ones
  • red cabbage, in strips same amount as carrot
  • coriander to taste
  • avocado
  • lima
  • corn pancakes the amount you want

Recipe preparation

  1. First heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.

  2. Add the jackfruit once it has been crumbled and fry it for 6 minutes.

  3. Mix the water, vinegar, and honey. Then add it to the pan.

  4. Keep cooking for 10 more minutes.

  5. Heat the corn cakes and add the cooked jackfruit, red cabbage, an avocado slice, cilantro and a drizzle of lime.

Recipe Tips: Jackfruit Tacos

You will most likely use a can of jackfruit for this recipe. Wash it well with plenty of water a couple of times to remove the canned flavor and preservatives, if any.

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Once washed, crumble it well with your hands.

I hope you like this vegan jackfruit tacos recipe, it is very easy to make and it feels very good.

Ellie Lauderdale

My name is Ellie Lauderdale, MD and I am USA based professional Nutritionist .

I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and board certified specialist in sports dietetics who is trained in integrative medicine. I have worked with hundreds of clients, from those suffering with chronic disease to professional and olympian athletes. My goal is to help optimize you from the inside so that you can feel, perform, and look your best on the outside.

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