The start of a year is the perfect time to try something new—like a new way of eating the meatiest plant on the planet! Luckily, there’s no shortage of inspiration as super-versatile jackfruit adapts to so many flavors and cuisines. Scroll for ten tasty new jackfruit recipes we plan on bringing from around the world to our kitchens in 2022.
Munchmeals by Janet
Chinese-style Hoison seems like a perfect match for sweet-and-savory young jackfruit, and we also love the addition of creamy ginger-tahini sauce. Find us making this for an easy weeknight dinner or WFH lunch.
White Coat Pink Apron
So you’ve mastered the art of jackfruit tacos, and are looking to step up your game? Try another Mexican classic, like these enchiladas made with jackfruit. They take a little time, but are totally worth it for a satisfying Sunday supper.
A Middle Eastern classic goes meatless with jackfruit! This hearty and savory shawarma makes delicious sandwiches, plates, and salads. Make a large batch to enjoy in many ways, all week long.
St. Patrick’s Day might be a few months away, but why wait? If you have a crock pot, corned jackfruit is surprisingly easy to make—and it also makes great leftovers. Serve with traditional Irish sides like cabbage and potatoes.
The Jackfruit Company
Devils on Horseback—a classic appetizer from the UK—gets a plant-based (and slightly Mediterranean) makeover in this variation made with BBQ Jackfruit and fresh pomegranate arils. Serve them at your next dinner party, and enjoy the compliments.
Lazy Cat Kitchen
Looking for a main course, too? Try this Moroccan-inspired jackfruit tagine, featuring a bevy of rich flavors like pomegranate molasses, date syrup, preserved lemon, and baharat spice mix. Your guests will be impressed—we promise.
Jo and Sue
On the other side of the meal spectrum is this quick and tasty sticky jackfruit, reminiscent of your favorite Chinese takeout (and just as easy to get on the table!) Enjoy over rice, over and over.
The Vegan Larder
File this Caribbean-style dish away for when the winter weather has you dreaming of a tropical vacation. The sweet-and-spicy blend of jerk seasonings will warm you right up. (Tip: Don’t have plantains handy? Add grilled pineapple instead!)
Pancit Bihon is a staple of Filipino cuisine, and meaty young jackfruit fits so well with traditional rice stick noodles and vegetables. The resulting dish is as versatile as jackfruit itself—enjoy it as a side or main, at any time of day.
Great British Chefs
In Sri Lanka, jackfruit is known as polos—and a traditional way to enjoy it is in a fragrant curry made with green chili, curry leaves, pandan, coconut milk, and plenty of spices. Top with crispy shallots for a fun, textural finish.