Green Jackfruit Tacos – excellent meatless option for all the taco and Mexican food lovers ! Sautéed green jackfruit and red onions with avocado, radish, cilantro and jalapeno. Served with roasted corn and chili lime seasoning . Some seriously robust flavors and colors going on here ! Awesome addition to your #TacoTuesday repertoire?? Have you ever tried green jack fruit? If you said no, you are missing out on some incredible flavorful, natural meat substitute. You should give it a try. Growing up in India, my grand-parents’ home had a huge tree in the backyard and we had ample supply of jackfruits and goodies that were made out of it. Over the years, I forgot this fruit ..until recently I rediscovered it in Asian supermarket. Have been seeing several Instagram posts about Green Jack Fruit as an alternative to pulled pork. So I wanted to give it a try …oh boy we, including kids love it. Slightly sweet yet meaty, this is becoming a regular choice of meatless filling for tacos in our casa. Everyone looks forward to these Green Jackfruit Tacos for dinner or quick fix lunches with leftovers. Jackfruit is one of the rare fruits that is rich in a B-complex group of vitamins. It contains outstanding amounts of vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), niacin, riboflavin, and folic acid. It is a good source of potassium, magnesium, manganese, and iron. Jackfruit is a good source of antioxidant vitamin-C and rich in dietary fiber too. Combine it with Avocado, red onions, cilantro and you have one nutritional dense meal.
2 cups frozen green jackfruit
1 medium red onion , cut lengthwise
1 teaspoon of cooking oil
1/4 teaspoon red chili powder
1/4 teaspoon smoked red paprika– which kicks it another notch
1 teaspoon cumin-coriander powder
1 teaspoon 21 Seasoning Salute or (any other all purpose seasoning blend)
1/2 teaspoon of jaggery or brown sugar
Juice of half lemon
Salt to taste
Turn InstantPot on Sauté high. Add oil in main pot. Once oil is heated, add onions and stir well for couple minutes. Add green jackfruit pieces, salt, red chili powder and cumin-coriander powder. Stir well. Add 3/4 cups of water. Mix well.
Cancel sauté mode. Turn Manual 1 min. QPR- Quick Pressure Release when done. Open the lid , add lemon juice and mix well. Your taco filling is now ready. Now the fun part of building and customizing your tacos begin.
Arrange the green jackfruit tacos using this filling. Additional topping I added this time were cut radishes, red onions, chopped cilantro and avocado. Served it with guacamole, salsa, roasted corn. You can also add dipping sauce of your choice.
Enjoy your meal. Add a shot of tequila or two to make it Taco/Tequila Tuesday or checkout our sensational and cool SANGRIA RECIPE for a peppy Spanish fiesta ! Now you can claim you made these designer tacos that are so popular on Instagram . Meatless wonders that are unique, delectable and popular !!
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- 2 cups green jackfruit
- 1 medium red onion, cut lengthwise
- 1 teaspoon of cooking oil
- 1 teaspoon cumin-coriander powder
- 1 teaspoon 21 Seasoning Salute , all purpose seasoning blend
- 1/4 teaspoon red chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon smoked red paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon jaggery or brown sugar
- Juice of half lemon
- Salt per taste
- Turn Instantpot on Saute high. Add oil in main pot. Once oil is heated, add onions and stir well for couple minutes. Add green jackfruit pieces, salt, red chilli powder and cumin-coriander powder. Stir well. Add 3/4 cups of water. Mix well.
- Cancel sauté mode. Turn Manual 1 min. QPR when done. Open the lid , add lemon juice and mix well
- Arrange the tacos using this filling. Additional topping I added this time were cut radishes, red onions, chopped cilantro and avocado. Served it with guacamole, salsa, roasted corn or dipping sauce of your choice !
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1-2 tacos
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 143Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 3gSugar: 25gProtein: 2g
Nutritional values are provided as a courtesy and the values are approximate. The values will change depending on the exact ingredients, measurements and brands used. As always, for specific health issues and dietary requirements please consult medical professional.