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Prepared Pulled Jackfruit Sandwiches

BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Sandwich

  • Author: caroline
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


These BBQ pulled jackfruit sandwiches are so delicious, you’ll never believe they don’t contain meat! Served with healthy kale coleslaw.

The default recipe serves 1


  • 4 fresh jackfruit ‘pods’, seeds removed and cut in half (around 100 g)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 100ml vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp BBQ sauce
  • 1 sandwich or burger bun

For the kale coleslaw:

  • 1/4 small red onion, very thinly sliced
  • 1 small handful kale, leaves stripped and finely chopped
  • 1 small chunk of red cabbage (around 20g), very finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp extra low-fat mayo
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard

Pulled Jackfruit Sandwiches Ingredients


1. Preheat the oven to 200 C / 400 F

2. In a pan (large enough to spread the jackfruit out so they aren’t overlapping too much) add everything but the bbq sauce. Bring to a simmer and then reduce the heat a little and cover. Cook for 15 minutes.

Step 1 - boil the jackfruit

3. Tip the contents of the pan onto a foil-lined baking tray or into a wide baking dish. Using two forks, ‘shred’ the jackfruit so it’s in strips. Stir in the BBQ sauce and place in the oven for 15 minutes.

Step 2 - pull the jackfruit with forks Step 3 - Roast with BBQ sauce

4. While it’s cooking make the coleslaw by combining all the ingredients in a large bowl. Get the buns ready to toast as soon as the jackfruit is ready.

5. Serve on a toasted bun with the kale coleslaw piled on the top. 


  1. While I used fresh ripe jackfruit, you can also use tinned ‘young’ fruit. This will actually give a less sweet and less soft result. 
  2. If you are looking for a vegan option then you can dress the slaw with vinaigrette dressing or a vegan-friendly dressing.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: Hob / Oven
  • Cuisine: British


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 360
  • Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 65g
  • Protein: 11g

Keywords: sandwich, fruit, vegetarian, healthy, coleslaw, bbq