Tex-Mex-flavored jackfruit mimics the taste and texture of pulled pork carnitas in this delicious vegan taco--and it's a lot faster to make than traditional carnitas, which are typically cooked for hours. An easy avocado crema and quick tomato salsa add bright, fresh flavors. For this recipe, you'll want unsweetened almond milk without any vanilla--be sure to check the ingredients, as some contain vanilla flavoring even if they aren't labeled as vanilla.

Hilary Meyer
Source: EatingWell.com, November 2017


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place avocado, almond milk, 2 tablespoons lime juice and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a mini food processor or blender. Process, scraping down the sides as needed, until creamy.

  • Combine tomato, cilantro, onion, jalapeno, 1 tablespoon oil, the remaining 1 tablespoon lime juice and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl.

  • Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add jackfruit and pinto beans; cook, stirring, until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat.

  • Serve the jackfruit and pinto beans in corn tortillas topped with the avocado cream, the salsa and lettuce.

Nutrition Facts

345.5 calories; protein 8.3g 17% DV; carbohydrates 44.8g 15% DV; exchange other carbs 3; dietary fiber 13.9g 56% DV; sugars 4.3g; fat 16.3g 25% DV; saturated fat 2.3g 12% DV; vitamin a iu 1506.1IU 30% DV; vitamin c 19.6mg 33% DV; folate 103.3mcg 26% DV; calcium 156.7mg 16% DV; iron 2.4mg 13% DV; magnesium 72.6mg 26% DV; potassium 722.1mg 20% DV; sodium 722.1mg 29% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 17% DV; added sugar 2g.