These Cheesy Jackfruit Nachos are a delicious vegan alternative to classic nachos with no compromise on flavour.
We’ve used Amazonia Tender Jack pulled jackfruit in this recipe which is an ideal meat substitute because of its texture and mild flavour. We recommend serving with guacamole, cherry tomatoes, vegan cheese (or organic cheddar cheese) and broccoli sprouts.
Perfect for a grazing style dinner!
What is jackfruit?
Jackfruit is a large, tree-borne fruit, native to tropical Asia. Young Jackfruit has a tender, meat-like consistency and a subtle taste, making it extremely versatile and perfect in savoury dishes such as salads, burgers, tacos, pizzas and much more. Amazonia Tender Jack is made from organically grown Jackfruit hand harvested from abundant food forests across the ‘Land of Jack’. This cultivation helps to keep these forests standing and provides an ethical, nourishing food source. Amazonia Tender Jack is a source of dietary fibre and contains no artificial ingredients.
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 bunch shallots, chopped
1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
1 tbsp tamari
2 tbsp lime juice
300 grams Amazonia Tender Jack pulled jackfruit (plain)
280 grams blue corn chips (ensure you choose organic)
1/2 tsp chilli flakes, add to taste
1 tbsp lime juice
Salt and pepper, add to taste
- To serve
30 grams fresh rocket leaves
40 grams organic cheddar cheese (or vegan cheese alternative)
30 grams red cabbage, thinly sliced
50 grams cherry tomatoes, cut in half
Broccoli sprouts, to garnish
- Gently heat olive oil in a heavy based pan on stove top.
- Add shallots and sauté for approximately 5 minutes.
- Add ginger, tamari, lime juice and pulled jackfruit. Using tongs, gently pull apart jackfruit and gently stir.
- Cook on low heat for approx. 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, prepare guacamole. Combine avocado, lime juice and chilli flakes in a small mixing bowl and use a fork to mix.
- Arrange nachos on serving tray/platter and spoon over spiced jackfruit mix. Finish with guacamole, rocket, cheese, tomatoes, cabbage and sprouts.
To cook we’ve used extra virgin olive oil (EVOO). We recommend using EVOO in cooking as it is high in stable monounsaturated fat, low in unstable polyunsaturated fat and exceptionally high in natural antioxidants. This provides significant protection against degradation to toxic compounds when heating. Despite popular belief, smoke point is not a good predictor of how stable an oil is to cook with.To cook we’ve used extra virgin olive oil. Read more about this here.
Do you love cooking with jackfruit?
If you love these cheesy jackfruit nachos then we’re confident you’ll love our charcoal bao buns with pulled jackfruit! The homemade buns are made using organic spelt flour, and we have used a combination of black tahini and activated charcoal to create the colour.