Vegan Pulled Jackfruit Tacos with Glorys® Salsa

Vegan Pulled Jackfruit Tacos

Course Type: Entree, Vegan, Vegetarian

Preparation Time: 2hr 40 minutes

Dive into these meaty, vegan tacos on Meatless Monday, Taco Tuesday, and every other day of the week!

Ingredients:

Pulled Jackfruit Ingredients:
  • ¼ cup + 1 Tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 1 medium red onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
  • 2-3 pinches ground cloves, adjust to taste
  • 1 teaspoon sambal oelek or chili powder, to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons liquid smoke
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 20 oz jackfruit in water
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
Salsa Ingredients:
  • 12 NatureSweet® Glorys® Tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh oregano
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
To Serve:
  • Tortillas, warmed
  • Romaine lettuce, chopped
  • Sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • Cilantro, chopped
  • Red cabbage slaw
  • Avocados or guacamole

Instructions:

For the Jackfruit:
  1. Heat up ¼ cup olive oil in a medium, heavy-bottomed pan. Add the red onion and garlic, and cook until softened, translucent, and lightly caramelized, about 15 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat to low; add the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Cook 25-30 minutes or until onions are completely browned and all liquid has evaporated (note: you can make the salsa during this time).
  3. Once the onions have caramelized, add the spices to the mixture, stirring until combined, about 1 minute.
  4. Mix in the sambal oelek and the tomato paste.
  5. Add the soy sauce, maple syrup, liquid smoke and apple cider vinegar, and mix until fully combined.
  6. Drain the jackfruit, then add it to the sauce.
  7. Squash the jackfruit pieces with your mixing spoon so that the individual fibers separate more. Season with pepper. Simmer the mixture gently for another 5-10 minutes, then serve immediately.
For the Salsa:
  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Adjust flavor with salt, pepper, and jalapeños.
To Assemble:
  1. Build your tacos according to taste. Have fun with it and enjoy!