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BBQ Pulled Jackfruit with Sweetcorn Salsa

BBQ Pulled Jackfruit with Sweetcorn Salsa

Brought to you by: OcadoLife
    4 serving
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Serves: 4

Pulled jackfruit takes centre stage in this modern barbecue classic by the food writer, cookery tutor, and recipe developer, Katy Beskow. From India and Southeast Asia, fresh jackfruit is rarely found in the UK, but the tinned variety works just as well. If you're a fan of pulled pork, try this family-friendly recipe served with a zingy sweetcorn salsa for a low-fat, vegan alternative. Pulled jackfruit is not only vegan, but is also far quicker to prepare than pulled pork – the whole meal should be ready in just 20 minutes – definitely not slow cooking. A terrific meal for vegans or if you’re having a meat-free Friday.  

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  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 2 red onions, diced
  • 2 green peppers, finely sliced
  • 400g jackfruit, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tsp mild chilli powder
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp Worcester sauce (vegan if required)
  • 4 tbsp tinned sweetcorn, drained
  • 2 avocados, diced
  • 1 large handful fresh coriander, leaves finely chopped
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 4 burger buns, sliced in half
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large handful flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped
  • ½ tsp smoked sea salt


Step 1

To make the pulled jackfruit, heat the sunflower oil, red onions and green peppers in a large pan over a medium-high heat for 5 mins, until the onion begins to turn golden and the pepper softens.

Step 2

Add in the jackfruit, separating the strands with a wooden spoon. Stir through the chilli powder, smoked paprika, cinnamon and vegan Worcester sauce. Cook for 10 mins, stirring frequently.

Step 3

In the meantime, prepare the sweetcorn salsa. Add the sweetcorn, avocado and coriander to a bowl and stir through the lime juice. Allow to infuse for 5 mins.

Step 4

Brush the non-seeded side of the bread buns with olive oil and place onto a hot griddle pan or under the grill for 3-4 mins until just toasted.

Step 5

When the jackfruit is done, remove from the heat and scatter over the chopped parsley and smoked sea salt.

Step 6

To assemble, load the BBQ pulled jackfruit into the buns followed by the sweetcorn salsa, finishing with the top half of the seeded buns.

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