Pasta Primavera with Lemon Garlic Jackfruit

Recipe Credit: Jessica Carter at

Serves 10


What you’ll need:

  • 1 package Lemon-Garlic Jackfruit from The Jackfruit Company
  • 1 box rotini pasta or any pasta of your choice
  • ½ yellow onion diced
  • 3-5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes or substitute with 1 ½ cups fresh diced tomatoes
  • 1 medium zucchini or yellow squash quartered lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced (any variety) diced
  • 10 oz mushrooms sliced
  • 1 5 oz bag baby spinach
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 6 leaves basil thinly sliced
  • vegan parmesan cheese



  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Strain and set aside. Prepare vegetables while pasta cooks.
  2. Heat a Dutch pot over medium-high heat. Add olive oil, onion, and garlic and saute for about five minutes until fragrant. Add diced tomatoes and bring to a simmer. Reduce to medium heat and cover with a lid for about ten minutes.
  3. Add oregano, remaining vegetables (except spinach), and jackfruit and continue to simmer, stirring occasionally, for about five minutes. Stir in pasta, spinach, nutritional yeast and ½ of the basil. Cover with lid and heat for five more minutes.
  4. Top with vegan parmesan and remaining basil and serve immediately.