Vegan pulled pork sandwhich with avocado and spicy coconut chips

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Promise not to think we're crazy? The base of this vegan "pulled pork" sandwich is... a fruit! Jackfruit is a type of fruit that grows mostly in India and Bangladesh, and can be found in many Asian grocery stores. Just look in the canned fruits and veggies aisle, and choose a type that comes in water or brine, not syrup. After that, all you need to do is simmer it for about 25 minutes in a homemade BBQ sauce, shred with a fork, and it's ready! The pulled jackfruit in this recipe makes a great sandwich or taco filling. Try it in a burger bun with sliced avocado and some crunchy JIVE spicy coconut chips, and you'll be instantly hooked on this amazing, versatile fruit.

vegan Jackfruit pulled "pork"


  • 1 onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of sunflower oil
  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin ground cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder
  • Sea salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 2 x  540g (or 19oz) cans of jackfruit in water or brine (not in syrup)
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable broth
  • 1/8 cup of hoisin sauce (asian BBQ sauce)
  • 4 burger buns
  • 1 to 2 avocados
  • 2 cups of greens (lettuce, mesclun, spinach, etc.)


  1. Finely chop the onion and garlic.
  2. Mix the spices together. In a large pot, heat the oil and brown the onion and garlic until translucent. Add half the spices and heat them for a minute. Rinse and drained the canned jackfruit, remove the seeds, and put into a large bowl with the other half of the spices. Mix well.
  3. Put the jackfruit in the pot, stir and cook for 5 minutes over medium-high heat. Add the tomato paste, vinegar, broth and hoisin sauce. Cover and let simmer for 25 minutes.
  4. Shread the jackfruit with a fork. Serve on burger buns or in taco shells, accompanied by your favorite toppings.
Emilie Gaillet
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Emilie Gaillet

Emilie creates healthy, and tasty recipes for PRANA as well as her own blog, Murmures. Her passion lies in the creation of recipes - from the chopping and stirring to the presentation and styling of her dishes.