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Jackfruit Soft Tacos

JACKFRUIT SOFT TACOS


  • Author: olivesfordinner.com
  • Prep Time: 1 hours
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x

Ingredients

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for the sauce

  • 6 oz. Tofutti sour cream (1/2 container)
  • 2 tsp tahini
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tsp apple cider or coconut vinegar

for softening the jackfruit

  • 2, 20 oz. cans of jackfruit in water or brine (this can be found in most Asian markets or online)
  • 3 cups vegetable broth (more or less, to ensure the jackfruit is completely submerged)

for the seasoning and baking the jackfruit

  • 1, 1 oz. packet of pre-made taco seasoning
  • olive oil, for greasing the baking sheet

to serve

  • soft tortillas
  • watercress, lettuce or mache
  • radishes, sliced thinly or on a mandoline
  • sliced carrots
  • fresh cilantro
  • lime wedges
  • sliced Thai chilis

Instructions

To make the sauce

  1. Combine all of the sauce ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Transfer to a container and allow to chill.

To soften the jackfruit

  1. Place it into a crockpot with the broth. Cook over high heat for about 2 hours. Remove the jackfruit from the broth* and allow it to slightly cool, then gently break it into flakey pieces with a fork. Any tough ends can be cut up into smaller pieces with a knife and the seeds can be discarded.
  2. Preheat your oven to 350. Place the jackfruit into a bowl and sprinkle with the seasoning. Stir well to combine.

To bake the jackfruit

  1. Lightly grease a baking sheet and place the it on it in a single layer. Bake for 40-50 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes to prevent burning or sticking. Test the jackfruit after 40 minutes—it should be dry but still have a soft bite to it. Bake for an additional 10-20 minutes as needed.
  2. Allow the jackfruit to slightly cool, then serve immediately, or transfer to a container and refrigerate until ready to serve. It tastes good warm or cold.
  3. Serve the tacos with the fresh vegetables and chilled sauce on the side. Assemble as desired.

Notes

* The leftover broth can be reserved for another application or frozen for future use.