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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. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Latin
Keyword Vegan Jackfruit Tacos
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 421kcal
Author Florentina


  • 16 oz jackfruit - ( unseasoned, drained)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup Korean bbq sauce + 1/2 cup for serving
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1.5 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 yellow onion -diced
  • 6 cloves garlic - minced
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 drizzle olive oil or a splash of water
  • 8 corn tortillas - organic

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