Slimming World Pulled Jackfruit Recipe

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Pulled Jackfruit

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 balsamic vinegar, 4-5 tablespoons of Worchestershire Sauce and then a load of herbs/ seasoning. 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?
March 21, 2016
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  • Jade Pearse

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

  • No I haven’t but this looks quite tasty x

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

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

  • Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    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.

  • 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!

  • 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

  • Jo Smith

    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

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

  • 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!

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

  • fashion-mommy

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

  • 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!

  • Ali

    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.

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

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

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

  • 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

  • Rachael Phillips

    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.

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

  • I’m so intrigued by this! Where did you find the jackfruit?

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

  • 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.

  • Harriet @ Toby&Roo

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

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

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

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

  • Tori Gabriel

    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.

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

  • I have not heard of jack fruit before. The recipe sounds great

  • Tanya Brannan

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

  • Hannah Malanga

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

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