Pulled jackfruit is prepared with a deliciously spicy peri peri sauce in this recipe! You'll be going back for seconds (and maybe even thirds).

Peri Peri Pulled Jackfruit [Vegan]



Cooking Time




  • 10 ounces canned jackfruit (drained)

For the sauce:

  • 1 red onion – chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 fresh chillies – stems removed (add or remove from this depending how spicy you like it)
  • 2 ripe tomatoes (remove skins then chop)
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 bay leaf


  1. Blend all the peri peri sauce ingredients until a paste forms, then set it to one side.
  2. ‘Pull’ the jackfruit apart with either your clean hands or a fork.
  3. Heat a little extra virgin olive oil in a frying pan, then add in the jackfruit and fry on a medium heat for about 4 minutes (make sure you keep stirring throughout this recipe).
  4. Then, add your desired amount of peri peri sauce, then fry for a further 10-15 minutes (or cook a little longer so it will crisp up).
  5. Serve and enjoy!


The sauce recipe will make more than 2 servings, while the jackfruit will make 2 – but you can store in the fridge for another time. For future use: be sure to cook it for about 10 minutes with whatever you want on a medium high heat.


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