Buffalo Jackfruit Tacos

gluten freeveganvegetarian
Buffalo Jackfruit Tacos

Who knew a can of jackfruit could turn into such a flavorful and filling meal! With a spicy buffalo sauce, this pulled jackfruit transforms into a meat substitute and is served in a tortilla for an epic taco dinner! 

Buffalo Jackfruit Tacos

While these are not traditional flavors you’d see in a taco, they surely do work! If you love chicken tacos and buffalo chicken, you’ll love the flavors of this buffalo jackfruit.

Buffalo Jackfruit Tacos

Jackfruit is a relative of figs and breadfruit (thanks, Google!) and is native to regions like India and Malaysia, although thanks to companies like Native Forest (the brand I buy of canned young jackfruit), we can enjoy it anywhere. Yes, it comes from a can – but it can be transformed into something magical, like “buffalo meat.”

I used buffalo sauce from Primal Kitchen (this one here) and I love it because it’s not too spicy, but just spicy enough, just like a true buffalo sauce. The jackfruit has a thickness like a meat, so it’s hearty enough to fill a taco and fill you up!

Buffalo Jackfruit Tacos

How to make pulled jackfruit

  • Drain and rinse a can of jackfruit
  • Saute sliced onions and garlic in a medium skillet with olive or avocado oil
  • Add the jackfruit to the skillet and saute for a few minutes
  • Add vegetable broth and cover, letting cook for 10 minutes, mashing with the back of a fork or a potato masher every few minutes
  • Once the jackfruit is soft enough to “pull,” take a potato masher or two forks and pull apart the jackfruit until shredded, like a shredded meat!
  • Add whatever sauce you’d like to flavor the jackfruit – teriyaki, barbecue, buffalo, etc!

Buffalo Jackfruit Tacos

It’s that easy. Once you have the pulled jackfruit meat, it can be used in tacos, quesadillas, in rice bowls, or any other way you’d typically use a pulled meat.

I topped these tacos with avocado, feta, black beans, and some shredded romaine and it was a winning combination. My meat-eating husband even said, “It tastes like chicken!”

Buffalo Jackfruit Tacos

And of course, if you wanted to make these vegan, just omit the feta or use a dairy-free cheese alternative.



Buffalo Jackfruit Tacos

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 onion sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 14oz can young jackfruit, drained and rinsed
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth + more as needed
  • 1/3 cup buffalo sauce + more as needed
  • to top: black beans corn, romaine lettuce, avocado, feta (to prep while cooking the jackfruit)


  • Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet. Once oil is shimmering, add the onions and garlic and cook until translucent, 3-5 minutes. Add the jackfruit, season with salt and pepper, and cook for a few minutes to warm up the jackfruit and combine with the onions and garlic. Add the vegetable broth, stir, and let cook until jackfruit is soft enough to "pull." If the jackfruit is still hard and broth has evaporated, add more broth. Using two forks or a potato masher, pull the jackfruit until it's shredded. Once shredded, add the buffalo sauce and stir to combine. Add more buffalo sauce per your preference.
  • Meanwhile, drain and rinse the beans and heat up the corn (just stir in a hot pan with some water.) Shred the romaine lettuce and cube the avocado.
  • Heat your tortillas in a medium pan for a couple of minutes and then assemble your tacos, filling with shredded jackfruit, beans, corn, avocado, and romaine lettuce. Top with feta, if using.

New to spiralizing? Grab your FREE eBook with our 20 Most Popular Blog Recipes!

Have a spiralizer and not sure where to start?How about making our fool-proof, most popularly made recipes from the blog? In this printable PDF eCookbook you’ll find photos and full recipes of our readers’ favorites to get you started!

Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Leave a Comment

Want to share a photo of what you’ve made? Be sure to click the 'Choose file' button below to add your photos!

Recipe Rating

The maximum upload file size: 300 MB. You can upload: image.

Latest on Inspiralized

Subscribe to Inspiralized

Subscribe to one or all of our newsletters for amazing
recipes, inspirational content + our most popular recipe PDF.

  • Weekly Recap
  • Kidsletter
  • Products + Sales


this is my third time packing a hospital bag, and I've never packed it this early buttttt with identical (mono-di) twins, they tend to come early, so I'm prepared! plus, with everything going on with my toddlers (sleep regressions, potty training, childcare shifts), the last thing I need to worry about is being ready for the hospital. 🥴 🏥⁣

so what's in my bag? 🎒 pretty much the same as my bag with Roma, with a few tweaks for twins. here's the list, in case you're packing yours and want a good base: ⁣

to note: some of the larger & last-minute items I write on a sticky note 🟨 and place it on top of the bag, so I remember and if Lu has to grab my bag, he knows what to add last minute! ⁣

Photo ID & Insurance card⁣
~ Wireless speaker⁣
~ Snacks for post-partum recovery⁣
~ Blanket & pillow⁣
~ Sleep gown & robe⁣
~ Nursing pillow⁣
~ Flip flops for shower⁣
~ Going home outfit (maternity sweats and nursing tank)⁣
~ Extra long iPhone charging cord⁣
~ @fridamom Peri Bottle⁣
~ Charged handheld fan⁣
~ Sleep mask⁣
~ Reuseable water bottle⁣
~ Grip socks⁣
~ Newborn going home outfit x 2⁣
~ Newborn sleep gown x 2⁣
~ Short-sleeve onesie x 2⁣
~ Top knot caps x 2⁣
~ Swaddle blankets x 2⁣
~ Velcro swaddle (@theollieworld) x 2⁣

DOPP KIT (all travel-sized)⁣
~ Face moisturizer⁣
~ Shampoo & conditioner⁣
~ Body wash⁣
~ Toothbrush & toothpaste⁣
~ Deodorant⁣
~ Hair ties⁣
~ Dry shampoo⁣
~ Glasses & contact lenses⁣
~ Nipple cream⁣
~ Facial wipes⁣
~ Body wipes⁣
~ Lip balm⁣
~ Hair band⁣

TWIN MAMAS - anything I'm missing?! 👇🏼👇🏼 #twinpregnancy #hospitalbag #31weekspregnantwithtwins #monoditwins #twinpregnancy #pregnantwithtwins #31weekspregnant #expectingtwins #identicaltwins #identicaltwinpregnancy ⁣


we're a month into summer and the zucchinis are LARGE. 👏🏼 they grow like weeds this time of year and there's only so much zucchini bread, soup, and fritters you can make - time to spiralize them! if you're new to spiralizing and not sure the best way to approach cooking spiralized zucchini, here are my top 3 ways to cook zoodles 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼⁣

1️⃣ SAUTÉ -  this is my favorite way to enjoy zoodles. toss them over medium-high heat until al dente (with or without cooking oil.) the moment you notice them getting soggy, remove them from heat, drain into a colander, and pat dry. I recommend pouring a sauce on top instead of tossing with a sauce, to avoid extra wateriness. I LOVE a bolognese over zoodles.⁣

2️⃣ SIMMER - zucchini noodles don't get soggy in soups, they cook evenly and they are an easy way to add veggies into soups. just add them to the end of the cooking process (3 minutes is all you need to simmer until al dente.) think chicken "zoodle" soups and "zoodle" ramens! ⁣

3️⃣ RAW - you can eat zucchini raw! in the summertime, there's nothing better than a cold zoodle salad, and I love simple pesto zucchini noodles or you can try an Asian-inspired Thai dressing like a peanut sauce.⁣

what are YOUR favorite ways to enjoy zoodles?! #zoodles #zucchininoodles #spiralizedzucchini #zucchinirecipes #spiralizerrecipes #spiralizerrecipe #spiralizer

do these veggies make my belly look big? 😛🤰🏻 🧅🥒🍅 be honest! #29weekspregnantwithtwins #monoditwins #twinpregnancy #pregnantwithtwins #29weekspregnant ...

I'll admit, it's been a minute since I posted a spiralized zucchini meal on here, so I'm throwing it back (and bringing it back!) with this MEDITERRANEAN CHICKEN with SPIRALIZED VEGETABLES 🍅, originally made for the blog by my friend @skinnytaste! 🙏🏼⁣

I love the simplicity of this zoodle dish, it's one of those "what the heck am I going to make for dinner tonight?!" 🤔 kind of meals. you can bulk this up with some grains or some grilled potatoes, too!⁣

search the blog for the recipe! 🖥️⁣

#skinnytaste #zoodles #zucchininoodles #spiralizer #spiralized #spiralizedrecipes #spiralizerrecipes #zucchinipasta #lowcarbmeals #lowcarbrecipes #easymeals #easyrecipes #easydinnerideas