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    15 Jackfruit Recipes That'll Impress Vegans And Carnivores Alike

    I Can't Believe It's Not Pulled Pork™

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    If you're new to jackfruit, it's large, green, native to southeast Asia, and has become pretty popular in recent years as a meat alternative because when it's cooked, it looks exactly like pulled pork or chicken!

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    Jackfruit has a slight sweetness to it, but it'll easily take on the flavor of whatever you cook it with, like some smokey vegan BBQ sauce. It's a good source of protein, potassium, calcium, and iron, too. Because it's versatile, plentiful, and conditioned for the warmer temperatures our planet is experiencing, it's also considered a kind of miracle food as climate change worsens.

    If you can't find it at your local grocer, you can head to an Asian food store, where you should be able to snag it for around $2 a can. Or, you can get a six-pack from Amazon for $28.99. Then, whip up these recipes:

    1. Jackfruit Tacos

    The next time you're craving tacos — so, like 15 minutes from now — try this vegan twist on carnitas. They have the exact same texture as the classic Mexican dish, and tons of bold flavor. Recipe here.

    2. Vegan Buffalo Jackfruit Dip

    Have some friends coming over for a party who are vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian, and everything in between? This buffalo jackfruit dip is so damn good it'll satisfy all of 'em. Recipe here.

    3. Vegan Pulled Pork Pizza With Mango Salsa

    We should really spend less time arguing about pineapple on pizza, and spend more time extolling the wonders of jackfruit and mango on pizza. This combination will blow your mind. Recipe here.

    4. Vegan Nachos With Barbecue Jackfruit

    Fact: There isn't a person on Earth who dislikes nachos. Another fact: Your friends won't be able to keep their hands off of this vegan version, loaded with jalapeños, avocado, salsa, vegan nacho cheese, and barbecue jackfruit. Recipe here.

    5. Instant Pot Vegan Posole

    Whether you're obsessed with your instant pot, or you're in a committed relationship with your crock pot, you need to use it for this vegan posole, a luscious reinvention of the pork-based Mexican soup. Recipe here.

    6. Vegan Jackfruit Pulled Pork Sandwiches

    It's almost scary how much jackfruit resembles pulled pork when you cook it. What's even scarier is how incredible it tastes on some rustic bread with vegan barbecue sauce. Recipe here.

    7. Vegan Jackfruit Pot Pie

    The next time someone says vegan food isn't filling, pie 'em in the face with this dish. It's packed with a comforting combo of potatoes, carrots, peas, jackfruit, garlic, and rosemary. Recipe here.

    8. Vegan Barbecue "Ribs"

    Who says ribs are only for meat eaters? This vegan spin with jackfruit has all of the rich, smoky flavor you could want. Recipe here.

    9. Slow Cooker BBQ Jackfruit Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

    Serve this hearty dish the next time your friends come over for dinner, and I bet they won't even detect that it isn’t pulled pork — or that your slow cooker did most of the work. Recipe here.

    10. Pulled Jackfruit Chili

    There's nothing better than a big, piping-hot pot of flavor-packed chili, especially when you can serve it to vegans and omnivores alike. Recipe here.

    11. Baked Jackfruit & Mushroom Spring Rolls

    Get ready to bite into a beautiful mixture of fresh veggies and fragrant herbs — with that signature spring roll crunch. These will quickly become your new favorite snack. Recipe here.

    12. Vegan Jackfruit & Mushroom Gyros With Tzatziki

    Roasted jackfruit and mushrooms, crispy potatoes, and cool tzatziki all wrapped up in warm naan. Need I say more? Recipe here.

    13. BBQ Jackfruit Sweet Potato Mac

    This vegan sweet potato mac is sweet, savory, and spicy all at once. Trust me, your tastebuds will thank you. Recipe here.

    14. Vegan Jackfruit "Crab" Cakes

    These golden brown cakes are the real deal — they're slightly crunchy on the outside and perfectly moist and meaty on the inside. Hello, summer! Recipe here.

    15. Maple Cinnamon Delicata Squash Salad With Vegan Jackfruit Bacon

    A mouthful to say, a mouthful (of delightful textures and fresh flavors) to eat. Plus, this bowl is extremely photogenic. Recipe here.

    16. And see how to cut a jackfruit here:

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