A simple jackfruit taco filling with a flavorful garlicy white sauce. Jackfruit makes an awesome taco filling because it can really soak up flavor and offers a substantial texture. You can also make a tasty taco bowl by serving the filling and sauce over cooked whole grains and leafy greens. Or just eat the filling on it’s own.

Jackfruit Tacos With Garlic White Sauce [Vegan]






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For the Jackfruit Filling:

  • 1 20 ounce can green jackfruit packed in water or brine
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 14 1/2 ounce can diced tomatoes low salt
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin

For the Garlic White Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup raw cashews, soaked in hot water for at least 10 minutes
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

For Serving:

  • 8 6 inch tortilla shells
  • toppings of choice (sliced peppers, diced tomatoes, hot sauce, shredded cabbage)


For the Jackfruit Filling:

  1. Drain and rinse jackfruit. Cut tips off of jackfruit pieces and shred using a fork or your hands (shred and use tips).
  2. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, saute diced onion and minced garlic in 2 tablespoons water for 2 minutes.
  3. Add shredded jackfruit and all remaining filling ingredients. Reduce heat to low, place lid on pan and let simmer for 10 minutes.

For the Garlic White Sauce:

  1. Drain water from cashews. Add all sauce ingredients to a food processor fitted with an S-blade and process for 30 seconds, or until smooth.

For Serving:

  1. Load filling onto corn or whole wheat tortillas and add toppings of choice. Drizzle with garlic white sauce.


This was made using medium salsa but feel free to adjust based on your preferred spiciness. You can also make this into a taco bowl by serving jackfruit filling and sauce over a cooked whole grain and/or leafy greens. Leftover white sauce will keep for 1 week in the refrigerator.


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Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 189 | Carbs: 34 g | Fat: 6 g | Protein: 6 g | Sodium: 492 mg | Sugar: 1 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.