Vegan Jackfruit Tacos with Mango Salsa Recipe

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The best vegan jackfruit tacos recipe from scratch, made with Korean BBQ sauce and a killer avocado mango salsa. Like pulled pork or carnitas but with an Asian twist and cruelty-free. Trust me, it’s a thing!

What is jackfruit and how to eat it ?

A tree in the fig and mulberry family native to Sri Lanka and India, a vegan, sustainable meat replacement with a neutral flavor and stringy consistency reminiscent of pulled pork and chicken. Why anyone would ever eat animals when we have this cruelty-free awesomeness is besides me you guys…
I would argue that the best way to eat it, is exactly like we have it right here: simmered in Korean BBQ sauce with smoky spices, then topped with a sweet and tangy fruity mango salsa. But check back with me next week for the classic carnitas version too, who knows maybe that will be the new favorite 😉

Everything goes in one pot while you whip up the salsa. No marinading required, because hello EASY LIFE is what i’m about. 


Why We Love these Jackfruit Tacos:

Super Tasty
Plant-Based Vegan
note worthy: I suggest using this plain organic jackfruit that comes in a pouch. If you must use the canned variety make sure to purchase the plain one, drain well and rinse before cooking.  
Organic Jackfruit Unseasoned Pieces
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5 from 3 votes

Vegan Jackfruit Tacos with Mango Salsa

The best ever vegan jackfruit tacos from scratch, made with Korean BBQ sauce and a killer avocado mango salsa. 
Print Recipe
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:50 minutes
Total Time:55 minutes


Avocado Mango Salsa

  • 1 large mango - peeled and diced
  • 1 large avocado - pitted and diced
  • 2 scallions - chopped
  • 1 lime - juiced
  • 1 chili pepper - chopped
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro leaves - roughly chopped


  • Heat up a heavy pot on medium low flame and a saute the onion with a pinch of sea salt and a drizzle of olive oil (or a splash of water) until translucent. Stir in the garlic, smoked paprika, chili powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, onion and garlic powders and toss to coat well.
  • Add the Jackfruit pieces, 1/2 cup of sauce and 2 cups of water. Bring to a simmer, partially cover with a lid and simmer on low flame for 45 minutes or until most of the liquid has been reduced. 
  • Use two forks to shred the jackfruit ( or a potato masher for speed) , then stir in the remaining sauce and remove from flame. Taste and adjust seasonings with more sea salt If needed.
  • Meanwhile prepare the salsa and keep chilled until needed.

Avocado Mango Salsa:

  • Combine all the salsa ingredients in a bowl and season to taste with sea salt. Add more lime juice and extra heat with red pepper flakes If desired.
  • Char the tortillas to your liking and serve piled with the saucy jackfruit, extra sauce, mango avocado salsa and lime wedges.


Calories: 421kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 628mg | Potassium: 1158mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 2145IU | Vitamin C: 60.8mg | Calcium: 140mg | Iron: 3mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Latin
Keyword: Vegan Jackfruit Tacos
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 421kcal
Author: Florentina

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  1. Holy Vegan Tacos! These were amazing, I have requests for a repeat this weekend so now will be stocking up on Jackfruit. Love that it is shelf stable and really so simple to make this. I make more salsa than you think you’ll eat, it’s so good with just chips too. Thank you for opening my eyes to this Jackfruit world!

  2. We made these and they were truly amazing. We also drizzled your chili sauce over the top and that is a suggested addition here. Looking forward to more jackfruit recipes!

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