Asian jackfruit tacos

HEALTHY ASIAN TACOS

I was at Whole Foods the other day and in one of my favorite sections of the store, the faux meats section, I came across Jackfruit.

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I had heard about the meaty texture of jackfruit, but never came across the actual fruit in the grocery store. I LOVE trying new products and get really excited about them, especially meat, dairy and cheese alternatives, so of course I had to buy one (no this is not a sponsored post — I’m way too insignificant in the food blog world heh).

It tastes different from anything I’ve ever had, but I liked it. I wish I could tell you if they taste jackfruit-y, but I can’t because I’ve never had it.

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Anyway, I decided to make Asian tacos with the jackfruit, adding a rice vinegar, soy sauce slaw and some Sriracha.

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Instead of using regular corn or flour tortillas, I went with sprouted grain tortillas.

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The jackfruit doesn’t have a lot of calories — 100 for 1/2 cup, so this makes for a light dinner that comes together so quickly. You can eat it throughout the week, preparing the slaw in advance.

Makes 12 tacos (2 tacos per serving)

For the slaw:

  • 2 cups shredded purple cabbage, regular cabbage, and carrots; I bought mine pre-shredded
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar or 1 packet of Stevia
  • a few slices of jalapeno (optional)

I can only tolerate a moderate amount of spice, so I just added the jalapeno in to let the flavor and spice rub against the other ingredients, but I don’t put the actual slices in my taco. But you do you, boo.
For the tacos:

  • 2-3 boxes of The Jackfruit Company Sesame-Ginger Jackfruit
  • 1 package small / taco-sized tortillas of your choice
  • 1 small bunch cilantro
  • Sriracha

Optional but recommended garnishes:

  • sesame seeds
  • a wedge of lime

Meal prepping directions:

  • Mix all of the slaw ingredients together in a container.
  • Wash a big handful of the cilantro and put it in another container.
  • Empty the packets of jackfruit into a third container.
  • Refrigerate all three containers.

Serving directions for 2 tacos:

  • Warm up 2 tortillas on a pan
  • In the meantime, microwave about 1/2 cup of the jackfruit, or as much as you want.
  • When the tortillas are done warming up, top with 1/3 cup of the slaw distributed evenly between them, then top with the warmed jackfruit.
  • Top with torn up cilantro, as much Sriracha as you’d like.
  • Add a sprinkle of sesame seeds and a squeeze of lime if using.

Have you tried jackfruit before? How did you eat it?

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