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BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Wrap

This vegan BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Wrap in fluffy, homemade tortillas and garlic sunflower seed sauce is just so good! And it looks just like pulled pork – crazy!

BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Wrap

I’m 10 years vegan now and STILL amazed at how cool and authentic pulled jackfruit looks. One of my favorite things to make with jackfruit is this pulled jackfruit slathered in BBQ sauce in fluffy, homemade tortillas with salad, red cabbage, tomatoes and drizzled with my garlic sunflower seed dressing.

Of course, you could also use this BBQ Pulled Jackfruit in a burrito-style bowl, salads, or burgers.

The most important thing to look out for is that you buy the right kind of jackfruit (trust me, I’ve been there before). For this recipe (and all other ‘jackfruit as meat substitute’ recipes) you want to buy young, unripe jackfruit in brine (not syrup!). It’s canned and you can find it usually in Asia markets or health food stores. If you can’t find it locally, you can still order it online.

I also like to rinse and drain the jackfruit to remove most of the sour, tangy, salty taste of the brine.

And the BBQ sauce is also very important because it is responsible for most of the flavor. I would stay away from any BBQ sauce with too much sweetness (because jackfruit has a base sweetness already), so I always use the smokiest BBQ sauce I can find.

How to make BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Wrap

The ingredients

You will need:

  • For the BBQ Pulled Jackfruit
    • young jackfruit in brine (NOT syrup!)
    • tomato paste
    • paprika powder
    • salt
    • BBQ sauce (I prefer smoky BBQ sauce)
    • oil
  • Additional ingredients for the whole wrap

The basic steps

Pulled Jackfruit Wrap |
Step 1: Rinse and drain the jackfruit. Remove the core (the harder triangular piece) for a better texture.
jackfruit in pan
Step 2: Add the jackfruit into a pan, add water, tomato paste, paprika powder, and salt. Give it a good mix. Let it cook with the lid on for about 10 minutes until the water has been absorbed.
BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Wrap
Step 5: Add the BBQ Pulled Jackfruit into wraps with salad, red cabbage, and tomatoes. Drizzle everything with Garlic Sunflower Seed Dressing, and sprinkle with fresh parsley.

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BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Wrap

BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Wrap

Elephantastic Vegan
Recipe for a vegan BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Wrap. Jackfruit is the perfect meat substitute. Cook it in spices, pull it apart, put it in a wrap, and call it dinner. Done.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 2 people
Calories 321 kcal


Ingredients for the Pulled BBQ Jackfruit

Ingredients for the Wrap

  • 2 fluffy homemade tortillas (half the recipe)
  • 1 cup salad mix
  • 1/4 cup red cabbage shredded
  • 4 mini tomatoes quartered
  • 2 tablespoons Garlic Sunflower Seed Dressing
  • 1 teaspoon fresh parsley chopped


  • Prepare the tortillas and the garlic sunflower seed dressing.
  • Drain and rinse the jackfruit, remove the core of the jackfruit (harder triangular piece) for a better texture.
  • Add the jackfruit into a pan, and add water, tomato paste, paprika powder, and salt. Give it a good mix. Let it cook with the lid on for about 10 minutes until the water has been absorbed.
  • The jackfruit should be soft enough to just pull it apart with forks or use a spatula to press it down, it should break down rather easily.
  • Add a bit of oil and let it pan-fry until slightly crispy, then add the BBQ sauce and give it a good mix. Let it cook for another minute or two.
  • Add the BBQ Pulled Jackfruit into wraps with salad, red cabbage, and tomatoes. Drizzle everything with Garlic Sunflower Seed Dressing, and sprinkle with fresh parsley.


Calories: 321kcalCarbohydrates: 68gProtein: 4gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 970mgPotassium: 486mgFiber: 4gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 967IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 134mgIron: 2mg
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Recipe Rating

Georgina Tozer

Friday 2nd of February 2018

I'm making this tonight! Using rice paper wraps I got in the same asian foodstore I found the jackfruit to test them out!


Monday 5th of February 2018

Oh, that's interesting.. it will be more like jackfruit summer rolls! I'm loving that idea! :)


Saturday 1st of April 2017

I finally tried making my own pulled jackfruit using your recipe and it turned out great. Thanks for posting the recipe.

I used my favorite BBQ sauce from Mark Miller's "Coyote's Pantry"and skipped some of the spices. Next time I go to the Asian market, I'll be stocking up with a few cans to use on weekends when I bake bread and eat sandwiches for the next few days. Of course, I'll always be careful to not buy the sweetened variety!


Sunday 2nd of April 2017

So glad to hear that you enjoyed it, Marc! Have you seen my 10+ Vegan Jackfruit Recipes-post? You will find lots of more ideas with jackfruit there :)

Natalie | Feasting on Fruit

Sunday 18th of September 2016

I was very late to the pulled jackfruit game too, but I just finally tried it myself. And it's so authentically textured it's amazing! Well the store-bought kind, haven't made it yet, but this sounds super simple I really should. Plus when it's homemade I can adjust the spices to my liking since pretty much everything pre-sauced is always too spicy for me lol. Mmmm that looks like a very yummy wrap all rolled up in a super fluffy tortilla blanket, I wish I could bite right in :)


Thursday 22nd of September 2016

Ohh did you try Upton's? I've only heard good things about the products! The only times I had pulled jackfruit was homemade, because we don't have any prepackaged jackfruit products here yet.. (I'm sure there will be some in a few months maybe). :)

Little Vegan Bear

Sunday 18th of September 2016

I've tried pulled jackfruit, but never made my own. I have made the same mistake as you and bought it in syrup - it's still at the back of my cupboard! What did you do with yours?


Thursday 22nd of September 2016

First, I let it sit in the pantry for about 6 months :P Then I've made a kind of sweet pulled jackfruit (cooked it in the syrup from the can until soft, then pulled it apart). Then I've put the whole thing over pancakes. It was good though! :)

Rebecca Strength and Sunshine

Saturday 17th of September 2016

O I haven't ordered jackfruit in so long! I can only find it online....I'll have to remember to stock up soon ;) Always so good!!! A miracle plant!


Thursday 22nd of September 2016

I'm feeling really lucky to have a local source of canned jackfruit :D But I never had fresh jackfruit.. I wonder if it tastes much different :)