I’ve been wanting to test out more vegan recipes, and what perfect time than now! I’ve been on a health kick lately- working out, drinking insane amounts of water, and taking my vitamins (YAY)! I’m really hoping that these good habits continue after this pandemic. Any who, here is my version of vegan tacos!

To make these plant-based tacos, you’ll need:

  • 1 can Jackfruit (in water or brine, not syrup, 20oz)

  • Garlic cloves, chopped (I am pro-garlic so I used maybe 6 cloves)

  • ½ cup of vegetable stock

  • ½ fresh lime, juiced (or about ½ tbs lime juice)

  • Oil (I used sunflower oil, olive or canola oil is fine!)

  • 6 taco shells or small tortillas

  • Seasonings: pepper, smoked paprika, garlic powder, chili powder, crushed red pepper **about 1 teaspoon of each and ¼ teaspoon of salt, to taste

  • Optional toppings: pickled onions (see note below*), sliced avocado, tomato salsa, hot sauce, cilantro, corn, cabbage slaw, vegan cheese, you pick!


  1. If you haven’t, rinse and drain the jackfruit in cold water. Cut them into slices.

  2. Heat a non-stick pan with a tablespoon of oil. Sauté garlic until fragrant and add the jackfruit.

  3. Sauté for a few minutes then add in vegetable broth and seasonings. 

  4. Reduce heat and simmer until the broth is completely absorbed. 

  5. Using your spatula and/or a fork, mash and pull jackfruit apart. It should start looking like pulled chicken or pork!

  6. Taste and season with salt, as needed.

  7. Scoop and fill your taco shells/tortillas and top with your favorite topping! 

***For a quick pickled onion, mix ½ cup of apple cider vinegar, 1 cup water, 1 tablespoon sugar and 1 teaspoon kosher salt. Mix ingredients in a bowl or Mason jar until sugar and salt dissolve. Cut 1 whole red onion into thin slices and place in pickling liquid for at least 1 hour in room temperature. Save the rest in your fridge! More tacos? Something Asian inspired perhaps? 

Feel free to test out this recipe and add more ingredients! I kept it pretty simple, but jackfruit is such a great ingredient. It reminds of me tofu- it takes the taste of whatever seasonings and sauces you use! Try it out and tag us using #GoodEatsByYoi!