Easy Ways to Add Protein to Plant-Based Dishes

With a whole bunch of protein-packed jackfruit recipes to get you started!

One of the questions we get asked most about jackfruit is, how much protein does it have?

Our Jackfruit Meal Starters offer 2g of protein per serving and 6-7g of dietary fiber, making them a great way to fill up and stay satisfied. But if you’re looking for ways to increase your protein intake without adding meat, that’s easy to do! To prove it, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite plant-based protein sources with jackfruit recipes to match.

Beans and Lentils

Hearty and versatile beans are a protein-packed staple among plant-based foodies, and for good reason. They’re delicious, nutritious, and (if you opt for canned) a quick addition to pretty much any dish. We also love lentils, which can be a little easier to digest and faster to cook from dried.

Vegan Jackfruit Pinto Bean Chili

The Vegan 8

Jackfruit and Black Bean Vegetarian Enchiladas

May I Have That Recipe?

Jackfruit + Red Beans + Rice

Vegan Puff Pastry Lentil and Jackfruit Loaf

Slavic Vegan

Chickpeas and Hummus

If you love Mediterranean cuisine, then you probably love toothsome chickpeas and creamy hummus—but did you know that they pair deliciously with jackfruit? 

Curry Jackfruit Hummus

Mason Jar Greek Salads

“Tuna” Salad with Jackfruit and Chickpeas

Sarah’s Vegan Kitchen


The superfood seed that acts like a grain, quinoa has become popular for its nutrient density and versatility—just like jackfruit! Pair the two for maximum flavor, texture, and fun.

BBQ Jackfruit, Kale and Quinoa Bowl

One-Pot Jackfruit Quinoa Pilaf


BBQ Pulled Jackfruit and Quinoa Tacos

Knife and Soul

Easy Jackfruit and Quinoa Bake

Exceedingly Vegan

Tofu and Edamame

Jackfruit and soy are both common meat alternatives, but that doesn’t mean you have to choose one or the other. Combine the two, and your taste buds will thank you.

Korean Jackfruit Bibimbap

Purple Carrot

Tandoori Tofu and Jackfruit Kebabs

Vegan Lovlie

Vegan Cansi


Pipian Verde With Mexican Jackfruit And Tofu

Very Vegan Val

Peanuts, Tree Nuts and Seeds

Sweet or savory, crunchy or creamy—nuts and seeds add plant-based protein to pretty much anything. But of course, we love them best when paired with jackfruit.

Jackfruit Stuffed Acorn Squash

Smoky Tahini Jackfruit Pizza

Meatless Makeovers

Jackfruit Chia Pudding

Smoky Vegan Jackfruit Stew

Jackfruit Spring Roll Bowls

Hungry for more jackfruit recipes? You’ll find them on the Recipes page at thejackfruitcompany.com