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Jerk Jackfruit

Vegan Jerk

Putting this together could not be easier! You mix canola oil, spices, soy sauce, liquid smoke and shredded young jackfruit in a bowl, and then, grill it. Served with homemade mango salsa, this vegan jerk jackfruit recipe tastes awesome in tacos, inside a wrap or alongside Slow Cooker Kidney Beans and Coconut Brown Rice. It’s spicy, smoky, savory and delicious!

To make homemade mango salsa, chop up 1 mango, a handful of cilantro, 1 scallion, and 1-½ jalapeño (if you’re really sensitive to heat, get rid of the jalapeño seeds), and mix in a bowl. Then, add lime juice and salt to taste.

Please enjoy this Jamaican-inspired vegan jerk jackfruit recipe. And check out more UVK recipes, like Chipotle Lime Jackfruit, Vegan Mango Hand Roll Sushi, Black Bean Avocado Salsa, White Bean Jackfruit Chili, Watermelon Salsa or Cold Mango Soup.

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Jerk Jackfruit 

¼ cup canola oil

1½ Tbsp ground allspice

1 Tbsp onion powder

2 tsp dried thyme

½ tsp garlic powder

1 tsp ground ginger

½ tsp ground nutmeg

½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes

3 Tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce

¼ tsp liquid smoke

Salt, to taste (I added ¼ tsp)

2 14 ounce cans of young jackfruit, drained, rinsed and shredded (I used Native Forest Organic Young Jackfruit)

Lime wedges, to serve

How to Make Jerk Jackfruit

1. First, you’ll prepare the grill for the jerk jackfruit. Start your grill, so it can heat up to 400º F. Then, line a grill-proof sheet pan with non-stick aluminum foil. Set aside.

2. Next in a large mixing bowl, add the shredded young jackfruit, canola oil, allspice, onion powder, thyme, garlic powder, ginger, nutmeg, crushed red pepper flakes, soy sauce, liquid smoke and salt. Stir together until the jackfruit is well coated in the jerk seasonings.

3. Spread the jackfruit in an even layer over the lined sheet pan. Place the sheet pan on the grill, and grill for about 5 minutes at 400º F. Flip over the jackfruit, and then, grill for ~5-6 minutes or until a bit crispy.

4. Remove from grill. Serve jerk jackfruit alongside Slow Cooker Kidney Beans and Coconut Brown Rice, homemade mango salsa (recipe in notes above) and lime wedges. Or serve it in tacos or inside a wrap.

A Jamaican-inspired easy recipe for vegan jerk jackfruit with homemade mango salsa

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