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Smoky Jackfruit Taco's

The perfect taco alternative for your meatless meals
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 tacos


Smoky Sauce

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion diced + extra for serving with tacos
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp chilli sauce or flakes
  • 2 tbsp tomato sauce or paste
  • 2-3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2-4 tbsp water

Jackfruit tacos

  • 300 g packet/can of jackfruit
  • 6 small soft tacos
  • Red onion diced
  • Spinach or lettuce washed and shredded
  • Tomatoes diced
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 lime


Sauce method

  • Add oil, spices, onion and garlic to a pan on low heat and cook until onion has softened.
  • Add chilli sauce/flakes, tomato paste, maple syrup, soy sauce and water and mix sauce ingredients in pan until combined. Let it cook for a few minutes
  • Cut jackfruit into pieces removing the triangle pieces and shredding the fibres with a fork till it resembles a pulled meat.
  • Add jackfruit to the pan with the sauce and let it simmer and cook. Stir the jackfruit around the sauce to get it evenly coated.


  • Cut the avocado and scoop out the flesh, smash the avocado and season with salt and pepper, lime juice, diced red onion and diced tomatoes.
  • Wash, shred, dice, or grate any toppings you would like. I used spinach, tomatoes, red onion and smashed avocado.


  • Once jackfruit has heated through, serve on tacos with toppings of choice and a squeeze of lime juice.