Pulled Jackfruit Sandwich

Pulled Jackfruit Sandwich

Serves 2 60 minute prep time

Reminiscent of a Vietnamese sub, this Pulled Jackfruit Sandwich will leaving you wanting seconds. Sweet and savory, we’ve found the perfect seasoning to make jackfruit the perfect substitute for a filling and healthy plant-based meal. Amp up the heat with a few extra sliced up jalapeños!



  • 1 (20oz) can jackfruit in brine
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2-1 cup bbq sauce
  • Optional Spices:
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • Sandwich:
  • Buns or rolls
  • 1-2 avocados, sliced
  • 1/4 cabbage, julienned
  • 1 jalapenos, sliced


  • Drain and rinse jackfruit and remove solid center piece.

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.

  • Heat coconut oil in a small pot. Sauté onion and garlic until translucent. Add jackfruit, red pepper flakes, paprika, cayenne pepper, mustard powder and salt. Sauté for 5 minutes being sure not to burn spices.

  • Mix together water and bbq sauce until smooth in a bowl. Add sauce to pan and simmer jackfruit for 20- 30 minutes until softened, pulling jackfruit apart as it cooks.

  • Spread jackfruit mixture on lined sheet pan and cook in oven 10-15 minutes, until slightly dried out. Add more bbq sauce if desired.