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Monday, October 9, 2023

Jackfruit Vegan Tuna Salad Recipe

 Looking for a delicious vegan sandwich? This vegan tuna sandwich tastes so similar to regular tuna salad and has an amazing texture. Made from vegan ingredients like jackfruit. Keep reading to discover this amazing vegan recipe for Jackfruit Vegan Tuna Salad.

 Eating a plant-based diet no longer means surviving on fruits, vegetables, and beans. Meatless meals can be delicious and filled with flavor. You can make the most delicious meal options that are made without meat when you discover meatless recipes. Vegan recipes don’t have to be boring when you know how to combine plant-based ingredients. Once you learn how to create meatless meals, you may never eat meat again.

 I discovered this jackfruit vegan tuna recipe last month when I attended a natural product expo. I stopped at a brand's booth, that manufactures many natural healthy ingredients, including jackfruit. As I looked at all the options of jackfruit that they had, I glanced down and saw a recipe card that was labeled vegan jackfruit tuna.

I already knew about how to make a delicious vegan tuna salad from chickpeas, so I had to know more about this plant-based tuna that was made from jackfruit.

What is jackfruit?

 Jackfruit is a large fruit tree-borne fruit that is a green oblong fruit with a bumpy, fleshy exterior. This fruit can weigh up to 100 pounds and grow up to three feet long. The average size of the fruit that is sold in stores is 10 to 25 pounds. On the inside, jackfruit contains many pale-yellow, plump bulbs, which are edible and joined at the core. The seeds can also be cooked, eaten on their own, or ground into flour.

 This massive green fruit is native to Southeast Asia and grows on trees. While mature jackfruit is sweet and fragrant, young jackfruit is not sweet. This recipe uses young jackfruit which is picked before its starch changes into sugar. Young jackfruit is perfect to use in recipes as it absorbs the flavors of the recipe. You can use jackfruit can be used in salads, vegan tacos, and other wonderful recipes like BBQ vegan pulled "pork". It can be used as is and it easily flakes into a texture that is similar to pulled pork.

Jackfruit has a meaty texture and when you cook it it absorbs the flavor of the sauces and spices that you simmer it in. I discovered jackfruit a couple of years ago when I found a recipe for a vegan barbecue pulled pork. This meatless pulled pork recipe used jackfruit. I had never tasted jackfruit so I was curious to see how it tasted and how this fruit could taste like pulled pork. 

Most jackfruit is sold in a can and resembles chunks of fruit. While it has a bland taste, once you cook it, usually in a sauce or broth, it can be shredded to look and taste like meat. The first time I cooked jackfruit, I simmered it in barbecue sauce and it absorbed the flavor from the BBQ sauce. I was amazed at how this simple bland fruit could taste so delicious.

Jackfruit Vegan Tuna Salad Is:

- Vegan

- Plant-Base

- Dairy- Free

- Gluten-Free

- Soy-Free

- Healthy

- Meatless

- Full of Fiber

- Nut-Free

- Easy To Make

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Ingredients Needed For  Jackfruit Vegan Tuna Salad

- Jackfruit ~ Buy young jackfruit Here

- Veggie Boullion Cubes ~ I like this brand

-Vegan Mayo

- Roasted Seaweed ~ This is the best-tasting seaweed

- Salt & Pepper

- Green Onions or Celery (optional)

Steps to make Jackfruit Vegan Tuna

- Simmer the jackfruit in the veggie broth 

- Drain the liquid and cool the  jackfruit

- Mash up the jackfruit

- Add the Mayo, seaweed, and other ingredients

 To make this delicious plant-based tuna that is made with jackfruit is super simple. The recipe will take about 40 minutes to make as it takes time for the jackfruit to absorb the flavor of the vegetable broth.

 Once the jackfruit has absorbed all the wonderful flavor of the broth, you drain the liquid. Once the jackfruit has cooled, you mash it up to your desired tuna texture. I like my tuna chunky but you may prefer a more creamier texture. Then you add the mayo, seaweed, and other ingredients. The seaweed adds a fishy flavor to the recipe.

How to serve the jackfruit tuna

-  Spread on bread for a sandwich

- Serve with crackers

- Place over a salad

- Use it in a vegan tuna melt

- Serve with veggies

Other vegan and plant-based recipes that you may enjoy

~ Vegan Tuna Salad Made From Chickpeas

- Vegan Jackfruit Pulled Pork

- Vegan Jackfruit Tacos

- Vegan Scrambled Eggs

- Vegan Crab Cakes

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AiringMyLaundry said...

I will have to try this. I tried jackfruit not too long ago and liked it.

Melanie Edjourian said...

This sounds like such a great recipe. I need to track down some jackfruit so I can try this.

Marie Gizelle said...

I grew up surrounded by jackfruit! Loved it when it's ripe...we also cooked it with coconut milk. For some reason when I tried it last time I got allergies - same reaction I have with soy, so I can't have it anymore.

Natalie Loves Beauty said...

I need to try more recipes with jackfruit, I will definitely be trying this one next!

Pencil Leads said...

Jackfruit is a popular fruit where I am. Pleasantly surprised to see it featuring here!

Lisa said...

I would've never known about this nor that you could make vegan tuna salad with Jackfruit! I love the creativity.

Ryan Escat said...

Wow! This looks absolutely delicious and tasty I would really love to try this out

Nikki Wayne said...

My family are going to love this recipe for sure! It look so good! Can’t wait to try this out

savita said...

This Jackfruit Vegan Tuna Salad recipe is a game-changer for plant-based diets!

Beautiful Touches said...

The thought of using jack fruit as a meat replacement for vegan and vegetarian recipes still blows my mind, but it really would have the perfect texture for it!

Gust si Aroma said...

I can't resist to a tuna salad! It's even better if it'a a vegan version!

Monidipa said...

I've been missing out on jackfruit, and your vegan tuna salad recipe brought it back into my life! Your clear instructions and creative twist on a classic dish are simply delightful. Thanks for sharing this tasty gem!

Marysa said...

This is such an interesting idea! I've had jackfruit in a taco, and it would be fun to try this as a tuna salad.

Zab Zaria said...

My mouth is watering just thinking about this recipe! It sounds absolutely delicious!

Clarice said...

Wow! This is amazing. I have never thought that it's possible to have jackfruit taste like tuna salad. We're actually trying to cut down on meat and would love to try this. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

Anonymous said...

I love tuna salad. And this is making me hungry. I must make some soon! -LYNNDEE

Laura JL Books said...

I never tried jackfruit. it does sound interesting. Tuna Sald is one of my favorite, You are sure making me hungry. Thanks for sharing the recipe for it.

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