BBQ Jackfruit Tacos + Kale Corn Slaw - FOOD PHOTO SHOOT

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Do I really need a reason for making tacos? Yeah, I didn’t think so.

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I’m thinking back to when I first heard of jackfruit and simultaneously heard of it being used as sort of replacement for pulled barbecue. I was so confused about what it even was and if it could taste anything like a barbecue sandwich. It is indeed a fruit but when it’s made like this guys, it’s so convincing as meat. I even got my brother to think it was basic bbq.

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Recently my focus in the kitchen has really shifted to making things simple, fast, and approachable. I know there are a few places to purchase jackfruit but for this recipe I bought some canned young jackfruit. Along with the jackfruit in this recipe I wanted to include some extra protein and fiber so I added some pre-cooked black lentils. You can use any type of cooked lentils that you like, or even use beans.

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Like I said, I’ve been keeping things easy and these are definitely that. They take about 20 minutes from start to finish and this is a great recipe to make ahead. If you do meal prepping this is for you. The kale and corn slaw is very simple and, omg, the dressing on it is one of my favorites! I’ve been using it for all kinds of things because it’s like a honey mustard. Even if you want to skip the slaw you should at some point try the 3-ingredient dressing combo.

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So if you’re looking for a good new recipe to try next meatless monday or taco tuesday, definitely make a note of these. You can go simple with any added toppings or go crazy with it. I just added some guac and cilantro and they were so good like that.

Okay, so let me know what you think of these if you do decide to try them. I hope you enjoy!

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BBQ Jackfruit Tacos + Kale Corn Slaw

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 6-8 servings

Try something new for taco night with these crunchy bbq jackfruit tacos. They're gluten free and vegan.


Kale + Corn Slaw:
3-4 stalks fresh kale
1 cup whole kernal corn
1 teaspoon tahini
2 tablespoons yellow mustard
2 teaspoons maple syrup
salt & pepper to taste
8-10 crunchy corn taco shells
1 (15 ounce) can young jackfruit, drained and rinsed
1 cup cooked black lentils, drained and rinsed
1 cup water or vegetable broth
1/4 cup barbecue sauce (be sure it's gf and vegan if needed)
sea salt + pepper to taste
guacamole and cilantro for topping


In a medium bowl, stir together the tahini, mustard, and maple syrup until smooth. Cut the kale around the stems and chop finely. Add it to the dressing along with the corn and toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
For the tacos, add the jackfruit and water to a small saucepan or skillet with lid. Place over medium heat and simmer for about 10 minutes until the jackfruit begins to soften enough to shred apart. You can use a meat masher or forks to shred it.
Add the barbecue sauce and salt and pepper to taste then cover and simmer until the sauce begins to thicken and the mixture is hot. (For added flavor you can spread out the mixture on a pan and bake for about 10 minutes before serving.)
Scoop some of the slaw and some of the bbq mixture into each taco and top as desired. Enjoy.

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Every food/dish has it's own taste and uniqueness. Food lovers like me try different dishes.

The recipe looks very delicious and yummy.


You are given the information about delicious and healthy dishes. By telling us how to make it, it has become easier for us to make it. Thank you

It looks so delicous. <3 I will do it in the next week. Thanks a lot.

@gringalicious These look so yummy. Will try them as soon as possible.

These look and sound absolutely delicious!


howdy there @gringalicious! these are amazing and so different, never heard of using BBQ Jackfruit to replace beef but I think it will be well worth it to try! very different thank you!

what an amazing place this is! Just amazing......../

So beautiful look recipe

What is this food i see first time

an incredible recipe, i like it

This look good , i hope i can do one like this but maybe i can not :)

You always share amazing recipes. This looks delicious

Those look mouth watering! My wife (@freedomtowrite) and I are always looking for great ways to change up our vegan foodstyle. Our first jackfruit experience was just two months ago. We tried it as tacos! Thank you for sharing!

Very interesting dish! I still haven't tried Jackfruit before. There is an Asian market near me that sells them, might have to try one out sometime.

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We had tacos for dinner, but they didn't look like THAT! Time to get the jackfruit out!

Gracias por compartir esos ricos tacos.

I did not know that the cane fruit was used as a barbecue, it is good to learn something new
these tacos look very delicious
thank you very much for another innovative recipe
I wish you a great day dear friend @gringalicious


@jlufer That's great. Thanks for reading.

Following! - I love Jackfruit - I would make this tonight but I just used the last of my Jackfruit up last night :-) still I am writing this down so I can make this later on. Your photos look wonderful too.

WOW! That looks so delicious.