#meatlessmonday: Review: Minimalist Baker, Spicy Jackfruit Tacos
Spicy Jackfruit Tacos (click for the recipe)
Time: 40 Minutes
Ease: Simple (Don’t be afraid of the Jackfruit)
Review: One day I was walking the aisles of Trader Joes and saw a can of Jackfruit. I’d heard of Jackfruit before, but wasn’t sure what to do with it and my good pal Google suggested that I try the Minimalist Baker’s recipe. I’m a big fan of hers so I gave it a try!!! WOW, I’m so glad I did! This is one of our favorite recipes and a “go-to” when we just want a quick meal.
This recipe was a little too spicy for me, but can be adjusted with your seasoning. Other than the heat level, the recipe works well. It is easy to make, well described, and full of flavor. My meat loving guy really likes this recipe!! #win
One thing to note is that canned Jackfruit has very little nutritional value. The can from Trader Joes has 7 grams of fiber, 135 mg of potassium, and 300 mg of sodium (rinse well). You can beef up the nutritional value by adding a nice salad with chopped veggies, and/or adding beans to the tacos.
Tips: Try making this into Jackfruit quesadillas. After making the recipe above, add it to soft tortillas filled with your fav cheese and gently grill both sides.
Serve with your favorite toppings. We added sour cream (it was hot and this helped cool it) and sliced avocado.
This recipe can be very spicy; add adobo and spices to your taste and not to the recipe. Feel free to ad-lib a bit too. I added sautéed peppers and onions to the recipe and it was great.