BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich with Avocado Slaw |

BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich with Avocado Slaw

BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich with Avocado Slaw


  • 2 ½ Cups Young Green Jackfruit (or 40 oz. canned jackfruit in water)
  • 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Pepper
  • ½ tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Canola Oil
  • ¾ Cup BBQ Sauce
  • 4-6 100% Whole Wheat Buns
    For Avocado Slaw
  • 2 Cups Broccoli Slaw
  • ½ Ripe Avocado
  • 1 Tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 Lemon or Lime, juiced
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • Water, to thin


  1. Thoroughly dry jackfruit. Cut off center "core" portion of fruit and discard.
  2. Put jackfruit in medium mixing bowl. Add brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, salt, pepper and chili powder in with jackfruit and mix until well coated.
  3. Heat large skillet over medium heat. Add 1 Tbsp canola oil and add seasoned jackfruit. Toss gently with tongs and cook 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add BBQ sauce to skillet, adding small amount of water if needed. Mix well. Reduce heat to low and simmer 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. While jackfruit is simmering, make slaw by adding avocado, maple syrup, lemon or lime juice, salt and pepper in a bowl. Whisk to combine. Thin with small amount of water to desired consistency.
  6. Add broccoli slaw and toss to coat. Set in refrigerator until jackfruit is ready.
  7. Once jackfruit is almost done simmering, shred into smaller pieces with two forks, if desired. Then increase heat to medium-high for 2-3 minutes before removing from heat.
  8. Scoop BBQ jackfruit into buns. Top with avocado slaw.


Recipe adapted from Minimalist Baker

Learn more about jackfruit from Bridget, our Farmer’s Market Manager in Isanti, MN!