Vegan Jackfruit Tacos

Vegan Jackfruit Tacos

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From: EatingWell.com, November 2017

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.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 ripe avocado, chopped
  • ⅓ cup plain unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice, divided
  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons diced onion
  • 1 tablespoon diced jalapeño pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 10-ounce package jackfruit, preferably chile-lime or Tex-Mex flavored
  • 1 cup no-salt-added pinto beans, rinsed
  • 1 cup shredded romaine lettuce
  • 8 corn tortillas, warmed

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  1. Place avocado, almond milk, 2 tablespoons lime juice and ¼ teaspoon salt in a mini food processor or blender. Process, scraping down the sides as needed, until creamy.
  2. Combine tomato, cilantro, onion, jalapeno, 1 tablespoon oil, the remaining 1 tablespoon lime juice and the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt in a medium bowl.
  3. 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.
  4. Serve the jackfruit and pinto beans in corn tortillas topped with the avocado cream, the salsa and lettuce.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2 tacos
  • Per serving: 345 calories; 16 g fat(2 g sat); 14 g fiber; 45 g carbohydrates; 8 g protein; 103 mcg folate; 0 cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 2 g added sugars; 1,506 IU vitamin A; 20 mg vitamin C; 157 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 722 mg sodium; 722 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (33% daily value), Vitamin A (30% dv), Folate (26% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 3
  • Exchanges: 3 fat, 2 starch, ½ fruit, ½ vegetable

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