Slimming World Pulled Jackfruit Recipe

Slimming World Pulled Jackfruit Recipe

Ever since I first entered the world of veganism I have been blown away by the non-dairy/ non-meat versions of some of my favourite things. When I first came across the idea of pulled jackfruit I was confused how a fruit could really be a substitute for meat, come on?! Just like a lot of the tweaks/ slimming world recipes/ vegan alternatives I knew I had to give it a try and I was incredibly impressed with the outcome. While I could tell it wasn’t pork it did have the same consistency and texture as the meat version, although I’m sure getting it in a vegan restaurant would taste so much nicer than my version.

All the recipes I had seen told you to use a massive load of BBQ sauce and, of course this is a bit of a no-no on slimming world so I used the pulled pork recipe and just swapped in the main component to make pulled jackfruit.

slimming world pulled jackfruit

To begin with I drained the jackfruit from the brine and rubbed them over with a mixture of paprika, garlic powder, and herbs then I made the sauce. The sauce is pretty much passata (I’d say 250g per tin of Jackfruit is enough), 2-3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, 4-5 tablespoons of Soy Sauce and then a load of herbs/ seasoning including mustard, onion and garlic powder. I added onions and some red peppers to the mixture but you can choose to not, or use an alternative.

Now it’s just a case of popping it all in a wok with some fry light and cooking it. I left mine on for around 15 minutes, although it could have done with a little bit longer. When the jackfruit begins to soften you’ll be able to pull it apart like pulled pork although this was a little tricky to do in the wok and I did most of this when it was in my bowl. Once cooked viola you have pulled jackfruit which is just 1 syn for the fruit itself.

Have you tried any vegan alternatives to your favourite meat dishes?


  1. Jade Pearse
    March 21, 2016 / 3:41 pm

    Never even heard of Jackfruit before! Recipe looks good though 🙂

  2. March 21, 2016 / 7:03 pm

    Ohh these sounds delicious – I haven’t tried it before, but definitely would like to. x

  3. March 22, 2016 / 9:53 am

    I have never heard of jackfruit, am going to have to have a look now and try it x

  4. Hungry_Healthy_Happy
    March 22, 2016 / 11:11 am

    I have been hearing a lot about jackfruit over the past couple of months, but I haven’t tried it yet. I am definitely giving it a try soon though.

  5. March 22, 2016 / 1:43 pm

    Oh wow, that’s genius! I never thought of using jack fruit as a meat substitute- but I actually think it would be really delicious!

  6. March 22, 2016 / 2:48 pm

    I have to admit I don’t think I’ve heard of Jackfruit before, but I would certainly like to give this a try 🙂 x

  7. Jo Smith
    March 22, 2016 / 5:44 pm

    So what even is a jackfruit?! This sounds gorgeous but I swear I’d never heard of a jackfruit until today ha! Love learning new stuff 🙂

    • Rhian Westbury
      March 23, 2016 / 9:08 am

      I did question it when I first read about it online and I could not believe that some people thought it was pork! x

  8. March 23, 2016 / 12:38 am

    I have never tried Jackfruit but I like that it could be considered as a meat free alternative. I might have to try it myself!

  9. March 23, 2016 / 2:48 am

    I’ve never tried a vegan alternative, but I totally would. This actually sounds like something I would completely enjoy!

  10. fashion-mommy
    March 23, 2016 / 9:44 am

    No, but it is so interesting to hear how you can put a twist on an whole favourite.x

  11. March 23, 2016 / 1:12 pm

    I’ve heard so much about pulled jack fruit but I can’t find the damn thing in supermarkets anywhere!! Would really love to give this a go!

  12. March 23, 2016 / 1:39 pm

    I haven’t heard of Jack fruit before and I am vegetarian so I’m really intrigued. Will have to keep an eye out for it.

  13. March 23, 2016 / 2:18 pm

    ive never tried jackfruit before but i would definitely give this a try. pulled jackfruit definitely sounds very intriguing!

  14. March 24, 2016 / 11:46 am

    I have never tried jackfruit before, or even heard of it to be honest!

  15. Emma White
    March 25, 2016 / 5:53 pm

    oh wow have never even heard of this before but it looks and sounds just amazing

  16. March 29, 2016 / 9:52 pm

    I hadn’t heard of jackfruit before, I looked them up and I love that they are used extensively as a substitute for meat in dishes. In West Bengal it’s nickname is ‘tree mutton’! This recipe looks really tasty by the way. x

  17. Rachael Phillips
    March 30, 2016 / 8:42 am

    I have to have jack fruit in my life!!! Where did you buy yours? I’m not vegan but my partner is vegetarian so I eat veggie 99% of the time and love playing the substitution game.

    • March 30, 2016 / 9:01 pm

      Chinese/ Asian shops and markets are the best place to look! x

    • March 30, 2016 / 9:01 pm

      I got it from a Chinese supermarket, I generally find them on market stalls and things too x

  18. March 30, 2016 / 6:13 pm

    I’ve never seen jack fruit for sale here. This recipe sounds lovely, but I’m very tempted to cook it using the pork as pulled pork is one of my favourites.

  19. Harriet @ Toby&Roo
    March 30, 2016 / 6:30 pm

    This sounds like such an unusual recipe – I HAVE to try it!! H x

  20. March 30, 2016 / 11:33 pm

    My cousin loves dishes like this. She makes them quite a lot.

  21. March 31, 2016 / 2:14 am

    I haven’t substituted like that, although I do go meatless regularly. I’m curious about the jackfruit!

  22. Emily Rose Vass ♡
    March 31, 2016 / 8:39 am

    Im plant based but i don’t normally use meat substitutes xxx

  23. Tori Gabriel
    March 31, 2016 / 4:03 pm

    This sounds interesting. We are a very meat based family but I love vegetarian/vegan dishes as a great way of sneaking veg into the family diet.

  24. March 31, 2016 / 9:07 pm

    Wow an interesting alternative to pulled pork which I love but I think I could come to love the fruit version too

  25. Tanya Brannan
    April 2, 2016 / 7:58 am

    I’ve never heard of jackfruit but this does sound really yummy! I’ll have to keep an eye out for it x

  26. Hannah Malanga
    April 2, 2016 / 6:35 pm

    Looks gorgeous, I have never heard jackfruit before but I am curious to try it

  27. Percy
    February 5, 2018 / 5:02 pm

    Worchester sauce is used in the above recipe? Which isn’t vegetarian or vegan?

    • PJB
      May 14, 2018 / 12:42 pm

      You can buy vegan friendly alternatives from all major supermarkets

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