BBQ Jackfruit & Avocado Slaw Sandwiches

Smokey pulled jackfruit & creamy slaw is all you need to make this tasty sandwich/burger for lunch!

Ready in 30 minutes and super simple to make, so I’ve you’ve never cooked with jackfruit before this is a good one to try first up.
I adapted this recipe (and borrowed the pic) from Minimalist Baker.



BBQ Jackfruit

  • 2x 300g can green jackfruit in water
  • BBQ seasoning (2 Tbsp brown sugar + 1 tsp paprika + 1 tsp garlic powder + 1/2 tsp salt + 1/2 tsp pepper + 1/2 tsp chili powder)
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce (plus more for topping)

Avocado Slaw

  • 100g cabbage + carrots slaw dry mix
  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 4 Tbsp vegenaise
  • 1/2 lime (juiced)
  • Salt + pepper (to taste)

For Serving

  • 4 whole grain buns


  1. Mix together BBQ seasoning in a medium size bowl.
  2. Drain jackfruit. Add to bowl with seasoning and stir to coat.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add 1-2 Tbsp oil of choice and seasoned jackfruit. 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.
  5. Remove lid and stir occasionally. Use forms to “shred” just before cooking times ends.
  6. In the meantime, make slaw. Mash avocado in a bowl, add vegenaise, lime juice, salt and pepper and stir to combine. Add dry slaw mix and toss to coat. Set in the refrigerator until serving.
  7. Once the jackfruit is soft and shredded, turn up heat to medium-high and cook for 2-3 more minutes to get a little extra color/texture, then remove from heat.
  8. Place generous portions of slaw on the bottom buns, top with generous serving of BBQ jackfruit. Serve with extra BBQ sauce if desired.
  9. Leftover jackfruit keeps for up to a couple days in the fridge, though best when fresh.

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