Three staples in Puerto Rican cuisine are rice, beans, and meat. One popular dish is roasted pork (pernil in Spanish). Jackfruit is a type of fruit that has a texture similar to pork and chicken. This vegan pernil is delicious and tastes just like the meat version! It's also quite easy to make. Just buy canned pre-sliced jackfruit, marinate it with this pernil marinade family recipe, and roast it in the oven. This vegan pernil recipe will satisfy all of your cravings! It's so delicious!

Pernil [Vegan, Gluten-Free]



  • 2 cans young jackfruit
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 5-6 teaspoons garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon adobo
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Drain the jackfruit from the can and rinse the off brine.
  2. Place the marinade and jackfruit pieces in a plastic bag and seal the bag.
  3. Marinate the jackfruit overnight in the refrigerator.
  4. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  5. Pour the jackfruit chunks and marinade onto a baking dish.
  6. Place in the oven and bake for 35 minutes or until fork tender stirring halfway to prevent the pieces from drying out.
  7. Remove from the oven and let it sit for 5 minutes
  8. Serve with your favorite side dish or add it to a sandwich.

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