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Pulled Jackfruit Wrap

Recipe for a vegan Pulled Jackfruit Wrap in homemade soft, thick wheat tortillas. Easy to make, super flavorful and delicious. Smothered in BBQ sauce! 

Pulled Jackfruit Wrap |
Seriously – I don’t know why I waited that long to try Pulled Jackfruit. It’s so good and not hard to make too. I guess the hardest part was to get the right jackfruit because I’ve accidentally bought canned jackfruit in syrup and that’s not the right one for this recipe (I’ve used the jackfruit in syrup for another recipe). For pulled jackfruit, you want to buy the canned, unripe jackfruit in brine.

Pulled Jackfruit Wrap |

Pulled Jackfruit |

On top, you’ll see how it looks like before pulling it apart with a fork. Below it looks much more like pulled pork. For this wrap I’ve used super soft, fluffy thick homemade wheat & spelt tortillas, lamb’s lettuce, a few tomato slices and my garlic sunflower seed dressing.

Pulled Jackfruit Wrap |

Doesn’t the pulled jackfruit look super real? Like pulled pork? I’ve actually never, ever tried pulled pork so I don’t know if it tastes similar, but it sure as heck looks like it! Even I was confused when I saw the pulled jackfruit in the pan after pouring the bbq sauce on top – and I was making the food! You should have seen my boyfriend’s face! :D

Pulled Jackfruit Wrap |

Pulled Jackfruit Wrap

Elephantastic Vegan
Recipe for a vegan 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 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 2 people
Calories 526 kcal


Ingredients for the Pulled BBQ Jackfruit

  • 20 oz canned unripe jackfruit in brine (drained weight: 10 oz / 280 g)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup BBQ Sauce

Ingredients for the Wrap


  • 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, and add the jackfruit to the pan. Pan-fry it for about 4 minutes, add the salt and spices and add the water, tomato paste, give it a good mix and let it simmer with the lid off until the water has been absorbed (about 15 minutes).
  • Use two forks to shred the jackfruits and to create this typical "pulled"-look!
  • Pour over the bbq sauce, give it a good mix, add additional spices to taste. Let it cook for another minute.
  • Then start assembling your Pulled Jackfruit wrap: Tortilla, lamb's lettuce, pulled jackfruit, tomato slices and drizzle it with the garlic sunflower seed dressing. Enjoy!


Calories: 526kcalCarbohydrates: 119gProtein: 5gFat: 5gSodium: 1624mgPotassium: 949mgFiber: 5gSugar: 28gVitamin A: 3290IUVitamin C: 29.1mgCalcium: 202mgIron: 3.4mg
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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 :)