Pulled Jackfruit Sandwich

Makes 6 Sandwiches



  • 6 whole grain buns (I like Silver Hills sprouted buns)
  • 2 20 oz cans young green jackfruit (in brine, not in syrup)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • pinch of pepper
  • 3/4 – 1 cup your favourite bbq sauce


  • 1 medium purple cabbage, finely shredded
  • 2 cups carrots, shredded
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 3/4 cup cashews, unsalted and raw
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup + 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 medium garlic clove
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. Start by making your coleslaw. Shred salad and carrots and toss in a large bowl. Add the salt and pepper and toss to combine. Set aside.
  2. Blend the rest of the ingredients in a blender. Adjust ingredients to taste if necessary. If you prefer a more sweet dressing, add a small spoon of maple syrup. If it needs more acidity, add a small spoon of apple cider vinegar or mustard.
  3. Pour the dressing on the salad and toss to combine. You will have leftover coleslaw as this is a big batch. You can eat the rest as is or add sesame seeds and a handful of raisins for a more interesting, flavourful coleslaw.
  4. Next, make your pulled jack. Drain and rinse canned jackfruit. Place in large bowl.
  5. Add the spices to the bowl with jackfruit and mix. Use a spoon or your hands to gently break apart the jackfruit until it is a shredded texture.
  6. Heat a large non-stick pan on medium-high heat. Add the seasoned jackfruit into the pan. Stir the mixture and allow to heat up thoroughly, about 3 minutes.
  7. Once heated through, add the bbq sauce and stir to coat evenly. Depending on how soft your jackfruit is, you may need only a small amount of bbq sauce. If your jackfruit is more firm, you will need more sauce to coat your jackfruit evenly. Start with 3/4 cup and add more if needed. Once heated and coated evenly, take the pan off the heat.
  8. Assemble your sandwiches by adding a generous portion of jackfruit and coleslaw onto each bun. Serve and enjoy!


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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Unique!!! I have a video on how to cut a jackfruit It’s time consuming but it does taste good


    1. Awesome! I’ve never had fresh jackfruit before but hear it’s delicious! This one is made of canned jackfruit, so it’s a little easier to deal with 😄

      1. I would deal with a canned jackfruit after dealing with a fresh one lol


      2. Haha yup much easier ! 🤣

  2. Mariah Jo says:

    YUM. I love jackfruit!! So much healthier of a meat replacement as well

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