Oil-Free Spicy Jackfruit Tacos


Oil-Free Spicy Jackfruit Tacos


Spicy, smoky jackfruit filling in soft tortillas. An easy recipe that you’ll want to make again and again!



  • 1 can of young jackfruit (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 medium size yellow onion, sliced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 medium-sized tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cayenne or chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Corn tortillas
  • Garnishes (optional):
    • some fresh lime
    • purple cabbage
    • avocado


  1. Break the chunks of jackfruit into shredded pieces and set aside.
  2. Heat a skillet and sauté the sliced onions and garlic with a tsp of water and some salt until the onions turn slightly brown, about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Stir in the chopped tomatoes, tomato paste and cook until the tomatoes turn soft, about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add all the ground spices (smoked paprika, cayenne/chili, cumin, oregano) and about 1/4 cup water and cook on medium heat for about 3 minutes.
  5. Stir in the shredded jackfruit, cover and continue cooking for about 7 minutes and until all the water is absorbed.
  6. Remove the lid, check for seasoning and adjust according to your taste.
  7. Turn off heat and add chopped cilantro.
  8. To serve, heat tortillas, spoon the spicy jackfruit filling on to the tortilla, top with fresh lime juice, avocado, and some cabbage, if you like. Serve hot.


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