Jackfruit has a meat-like texture, so even meat-lovers might enjoy these vegetarian tacos. Serve them for a meat-free meal with sides like refried beans and Mexican rice.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Jason Donnelly

Recipe Summary

25 mins
8 tacos


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a large skillet heat oil over medium-high. Add the jackfruit and onion; cook 4 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring occasionally. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds. Remove skillet from heat. Add spinach, chipotle pepper, and cumin. Toss with tongs just until spinach is wilted and ingredients are combined.

  • Fill the tortillas with the vegetable mixture and top with cheese (if using), and pico de gallo.


To remove fruit from a fresh jackfruit, coat a large knife blade with oil and line a cutting board with plastic wrap or parchment paper. Using gloved hands, cut jackfruit crosswise into 2-inch slices; cut slices in half. Run a paring knife along core to separate it from the fruit pods. Pull out pods and remove the white fibers and tips. Cut pods in half lengthwise; remove the seeds and their rubbery skins. Coarsely chop 2 cups of the jackfruit pieces. Reserve remaining jackfruit for another use.Nutrition analysis for fresh jackfruit: 229 calories, 4 g protein, 37 g carbohydrate, 8 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 3 g fiber, 18 g total sugar, 52% Vitamin A, 33% Vitamin C, 150 mg sodium, 7% calcium, 11% iron

Nutrition Facts

174 calories; fat 8g; saturated fat 1g; carbohydrates 23g; mono fat 5g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 6g; sugars 2g; protein 2g; vitamin a 2533IU; vitamin c 18mg; folate 70.5mcg; sodium 298mg; potassium 40mg; calcium 71mg; iron 1.7mg.