Jackfruit Mexican Lettuce Wraps
I know I promised when I launched this blog that there would be no peculiar ingredients involved. Now I bring you jackfruit. You might be thinking that jackfruit is peculiar. It’s not as peculiar as you might think. Jackfruit Mexican Lettuce Wraps are an alternative to the boring routine Mexican that is already in your weeknight dinner rotation. Change is good!
- grown on a tree in Southeast Asia, Brazil, & Africa
- contains no saturated fat or cholesterol
- high in fiber and potassium
- has a stringy consistency
- ripe jackfruit is eaten raw like a fruit or dessert
- young jackfruit is not as sweet with a stringy texture and is used in curries, vegetarian pulled pork recipes, and flavored with Mexican spices
How to buy Jackfruit:
- whole fruit (not always available and difficult to cut)
- in a pouch pre-seasoned or unseasoned (The Jackfruit Co.) – I found mine at Whole Foods in Orlando
- if you buy the unseasoned or canned, rinse it before using it
If You’ve Never Seen a Young Whole Jackfruit: (Photographed by me at a local Asian Market):
Vegan + Gluten Free + Low-Carb + Easy to cook
Jackfruit will take on the flavors of whatever you are cooking. You can substitute jackfruit in lots of curries, Mexican dishes, and I have even heard a few friends sneak jackfruit into a pulled pork recipe and trick their meat eating family!
Seasoned or Unseasoned?
You can make Mexican Jackfruit Lettuce Wraps two ways. Buy a pouch of pre-spiced Mexican jackfruit and heat it in a pan following directions in recipe below, spoon into lettuce leaves and top with avocado salsa. You can also buy jackfruit not seasoned and follow the recipe below if you want a DIY method. I use the spiced package for quick weeknight meal or weekend lunch – super easy and tasty! Enjoy!
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