Why jackfruit is the new food king

The vegan sensation is now becoming the fastest growing meat free alternative and is cropping on menus at restaurants across the country

This southern Asia hipster fruit is not only good for the planet but can be used to create a number of rich and wholesome delicious meals. 

Jackfruit is a versatile starchy tropical fruit with a sweet flavour and is a great source of vitamin C, potassium, dietary fibre, and other important vitamins and minerals. Due to its increased popularity jackfruit is now available in a variety of forms from major supermarkets including Waitrose and Sainsbury’s.

Thanks to its chicken-like consistency it’s fooled thousands of meat eaters and can easily serve as a substitute to pulled port, burgers and other meaty favourites as these recipes show. 

Tex Mex stuffed avacados 
Servings: 2

1 packet The Jackfruit Company Tex-Mex Meal Starter
2 ripe avocados
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 red pepper, sliced 
1 tsp oregano
1/4 chopped red onion
1/4 shredded lettuce
Cilantro, chopped
1 lime, cut into wedges
Vegan cheese and sour cream (optional) 

1. Heat stove top grill to medium high heat. 
2. In a separate pan over medium high heat, add olive oil, red pepper slices, salt, pepper and oregano. Let cook for a few minutes then make room in the pan and add Tex-Mex Jackfruit. Cook until peppers begin to char, about 7 minutes in total. Remove from heat.
3. Halve and pit avocados. Brush with oil, season with salt and pepper and place flesh side onto grill until grill marks begin to appear, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from grill.
4. Divide red peppers and Tex-Mex Jackfruit between avocado halves.
5. Top with onion, cilantro, lettuce, a squeeze of lime and the vegan cheese and sour cream of your choice!