BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches with Avocado Slaw

12 30 401
Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
5 min 25 min 6
BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches with Avocado Slaw
Health Highlights
This delicious BBQ Jackfruit pulled "pork" Sandwich will fool meat eaters every time! Serve on your favorite bun and top with housemade tangy Avocado Slaw.


2 can (20oz) Jackfruit, canned, in water
1/4 cup Barbecue seasoning, McCormick
1 tbsp Vegetable oil (or cooking oil of choice)
3/4 cup Barbecue sauce (optional, vegan)
1/2 avocado(s) Avocado (for slaw)
1 whole lemon(s) Lemon juice (for slaw; or lime)
1 tbsp Maple syrup (for slaw)
1 pinch Salt and pepper (for slaw, to taste)
1 cup grated Carrots (shredded, for slaw)
1 cup shredded Green cabbage (for slaw)
6 bun(s) Bun, gluten free (for serving)
1/2 cup Cashew nuts, roasted (chopped; for serving)


  1. Rinse, drain, and thoroughly dry jackfruit. Chop off the center “core” portion of the fruit and discard. Place in a mixing bowl and set aside.
  2. Mix together BBQ seasoning and add to jackfruit. Toss to coat.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add oil and seasoned jackfruit. Toss to coat and cook for 2-3 minutes to achieve some color.
  4. Add BBQ sauce and thin with enough water to make a sauce. Stir and reduce heat to low-medium and cook for about 20 minutes (up to 35 minutes on low for a deeper flavor). Remove lid and stir occasionally. For a finer texture, use two forks to shred the jackfruit as it cooks down.
  5. In the meantime, make the slaw. Add the avocado, lemon juice, maple syrup, salt, and pepper to a small mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Thin with water until a thick sauce is made, then add the shredded carrots and cabbage. Toss to coat and set in the refrigerator until serving.
  6. Once the jackfruit has been properly simmered, turn up the heat to medium-high and cook for 2-3 more minutes to get a little extra color/texture. Then remove from heat.
  7. Place generous portions of slaw on the bottom buns, top with a generous serving of BBQ jackfruit, a sprinkle of cashews, and serve with extra BBQ sauce. Enjoy!


Storage Instructions:

  • Leftover jackfruit keeps for up to a couple of days in the fridge, though best when fresh.

Nutrition Highlights:

  • Jackfruit contains antioxidants that help to boost the immune system.
  • Cabbage is a good source of fiber and aids in digestion!

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 401
Calories from fat 153
Calories from saturated fat 19.2
Total Fat 17.0 g
Saturated Fat 2.1 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat 6.6 g
Cholesterol 8.4 mg
Sodium 1453 mg
Potassium 528 mg
Total Carbohydrate 58 g
Dietary Fiber 7.5 g
Sugars 18.5 g
Protein 7.9 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 1.6
Grain 2
Meat Alternative 0.3
Vegetables 0.7

Energy sources


Meal Type(s)