Updated: Feb 1
Jackfruit has an amazing texture - it's almost like pulled pork - and when combined with spices such as the ones I've used in this recipe, it can be truly delicious. So for those of you who need a little encouragement to eat more plants, this is a great place to start.
Jackfruit is unique from other fruits because it has a high protein content and a low glycemic index which means it will keep your blood sugar stable. This makes it a great vegan substitute to meat or fish. By choosing traditional corn tortillas, this recipe is also suitable for those who are on a low or no gluten diet.
This is a lovely recipe for sharing with friends on a warm evening. It's super quick too - just 20 minutes from start to finish so you can spend your time socialising rather than cooking.
1/2 mango, chopped into small pieces
1 small red onion, sliced finely
20 cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 green chilli, chopped finely
Large handful coriander, chopped finely
Juice 1/2 lime
1 tbs sherry vinegar
1 tsp sea salt
2 tbs cooking oil e.g. coconut
1 onion, sliced
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp cayenne
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 x 400g can jackfruit
6 corn tortillas
2 tbs yoghurt or sour cream to serve (optional)
Method for Jackfruit Tacos with Mango Salsa
Start by making the mango salsa - mix together the mango, onion, tomatoes, chilli, coriander, lime juice, vinegar and salt and set aside.
Put a wok or large frying pan over a medium heat and add the cooking oil. Cook the onions for a couple of minutes until they begin to brown. Add the paprika, coriander, cayenne, garlic and jackfruit and stir fry for 6-7 minutes.
Whilst you are stir frying, you can char the tortillas by holding them over an open flame on the hob for around 10 seconds on each side. Keep the tortillas in a warm oven until ready.
Assemble the tacos with a little of the jackfruit mixture topped with some mango salsa and yoghurt if you wish. I like to serve these alongside an avocado salad.
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