Jackfruit Spicy Carnitas Tacos

Recipe Credit: Megan Faletra of The Well Essentials

Makes eight tacos

What you’ll need:

  • 8 oz lightly seasoned jackfruit
  • 8 corn taco shells
  • 2 cups black beans (drained)
  • 4 cups chopped lettuce
  • ½ diced red onion
  • 2 cups shredded purple cabbage
  • 2 cups sliced cherry tomatoes
  • 1 avocado (sliced)
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp cumin

Lime Citrus Aioli:

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Once the oven has preheated place the jackfruit, sea salt, paprika, chili powder, cumin, and black pepper into a ceramic oven-safe dish. Mix spices into jackfruit and place in oven for ~10 minutes to heat up.
  3. While the jackfruit is warming up, make your citrus aioli by adding all ingredients into a small food processor or by using an immersion blender. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  4. Next, drain the black beans, and begin chopping your veggies into small bite-sized pieces. Place your diced veggies into small bowls for easily assembling your carnitas tacos.
  5. Once the jackfruit is heated, remove from oven and place your corn taco shells in the oven for 2-3 minutes or until they are warm and slightly crisp.
  6. Begin to assemble your tacos by layering the veggies, black beans, and jackfruit. Top with sliced avocado, chopped cilantro, and a drizzle of homemade citrus aioli and enjoy!