We love this funky fruit and the way it works perfectly as a replacement for shredded meat. I just had to find some to make jackfruit recipes at home. Young, unripened jackfruit is used in recipes to replace shredded chicken, beef and pork. I finally found some canned at the Asian grocery and used it to make this super quick and easy dish.

Super Simple Fiesta Jackfruit and Polenta [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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  • 1 20 oz. can young green jackfruit in brine or water.
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite salsa
  • Prepared corn polenta (I used 1/2 of an 18 oz. roll)
  • Vegan cheddar cheese shreds
  • Fresh chopped cilantro


  1. Take jackfruit chunks out of the can and break apart into shreds. Discard any hard pieces.
  2. Combine in pan with salsa and heat on stove.
  3. Turn heat down and place polenta slices on top or microwave to warm.
  4. Place polenta slices on plate, top with jackfruit mixture, shredded cheese and chopped cilantro.

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