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  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow pepper, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp mild chilli powder
  • 400g tin jackfruit, drained and chopped into bite-size pieces or shredded


  • 100g cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 spring onions, sliced on the diagonal
  • a small bunch coriander, roughly chopped, plus extra to serve
  • 1 lime, juiced


  • 6 corn tortillas, warmed
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • a small bunch coriander, leaves picked
  • lime wedges
  • chilli sauce


  • STEP 1

    Heat 2 tbsp of the vegetable oil in a frying pan over a medium-high heat and fry the onions with a pinch of salt for 10 minutes until turning translucent. Add the peppers and cook over a medium heat for a further 10 minutes until everything is golden and slightly charred, before turning it down and leaving it to cook on a low heat, stirring occasionally.

  • STEP 2

    In a separate frying pan, add the remaining vegetable oil and fry the garlic for a couple of minutes. Add the cumin seeds and fry for a further minute. Mix in the paprika and chilli powder, and add the jackfruit, mixing until fully incorporated, adding a good pinch of salt and pepper, and fry on a low heat with a splash of water for 10 minutes, breaking up the jackfruit with the side of a spoon.

  • STEP 3

    In the meantime, put all of the salsa ingredients in a bowl with a splash of olive oil and a pinch of salt, and mix together.

  • STEP 4

    Stir the peppers and onions into the jackfruit pan, mix really well and season. Serve with warm tortillas topped with the tomato salsa, sliced avocado, coriander, a squeeze of lime and chilli sauce, if you like.

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