Make this BBQ pulled jackfruit burger for a delicious vegetarian BBQ option, or try out more vegan burger recipes such as our classic vegan black bean burger. We’ve also got more delicious pulled jackfruit recipes such as pulled BBQ jackfruit sliders and jackfruit tacos.
A prickly green fruit might not be the most obvious replacement for BBQ pulled pork – but that’s exactly what vegans in the know have been cooking with on the BBQ. Jackfruit is the largest tree fruit in the world – it can grow up to a metre in length and weigh as much as 45kg – has a firm texture and, when ripe, smells and tastes like a mash up between mango, pineapple and banana. When jackfruit is young and under-ripe, however, the flesh actually ‘pulls’ like slow-cooked meat, and its mild flavour is the perfect vehicle for spicy sauces and marinades. Plus, it’s gluten- and soya-free unlike many meat substitutes – and is reputedly a good source of fibre, vitamins A and C, and potassium, and is rich in antioxidants.
Buy jackfruit online or in Asian grocers and try out our recipe below.