Cool Jackfruit Recipes to Beat the Heat

For days too hot for a hot meal.

We love jackfruit hot and fresh from the pan or oven—but as the summer heats up, we’re feeling the need to cool down. Scroll for some of our favorite ways to enjoy jackfruit chilled (or at least room temp!) on the season’s warmest days.

Jackfruit Dip

Who says you have to save your favorite party appetizer for a party? A great dip is delicious any day. It makes a perfect snack, but can easily scale to become a full meal—and with so many possible flavor combinations, it’s practically as versatile as jackfruit itself! Here are some cool jackfruit dips we’re digging this summer:

Loaded Jackfruit Guacamole

Vegan Buffalo Jackfruit Dip

Jackfruit Reuben Dip

Vegan Crab Dip

Curry Jackfruit Hummus

Jackfruit “Tuna” or “Chicken” Salad

Young jackfruit’s versatile flavor lends itself well to a tuna- or chicken-style salad. Simply chop, season, blend with your favorite seasonings and ingredients, and enjoy in a sandwich or on its own! Here are some delicious variations to try:

Curried Jackfruit Salad Sandwich

Smoky Jackfruit “Chicken” Salad

Mediterranean Jackfruit Salad

Jackfruit “Tuna” Salad Collard Wraps

Vegan Tuna Pasta Salad

Jackfruit Green Salads

If you prefer your salads to be of the leafy variety, don’t worry—there are plenty of jackfruit salad recipes for you as well! Here are some we’re planning to make for lunch or dinner soon:

Pulled BBQ Jackfruit Salad

Asian Jackfruit Salad

Vegan Buffalo Chicken Salad

Jackfruit Caesar Salad

Vegan Vietnamese Jackfruit Salad

Jackfruit Blended Drink

Since it already comes frozen, our Ripe Jackfruit is an obvious treat on a hot summer’s day. In fact, it’s great for snacking straight out of the bag! But if you’re looking to do something more with it, try one of these smooth and satisfying blended drinks:

Jackfruit Dream Smoothie

Jackfruit and Mint Green Smoothie

Jackfruit Lemon Smoothie

Jackfruit Shake with Coconut Milk

Jackfruit Frozen Margarita

Jackfruit Ice Cream

Of course, we couldn’t forget about the ultimate warm-weather jackfruit treat: Ice cream! Sure, it takes a little more time to make—but trust us, it’s well worth the effort. Start with one of these sweet recipes:

Jackfruit Coconut Ice Cream

Easy Jackfruit Ice Cream with Passion Fruit Syrup

Frozen Jackfruit Banana Ice Cream

Mango Jackfruit Popsicles

Filipino Halo-Halo

Feeling inspired? Find more jackfruit recipes on our Recipes page, and enjoy a delicious summer!