Filling & Detoxifying Raw Jackfruit Salsa (For Tacos, Bowls, Salad & More)

July 22, 2020
The other day I was planning on making some barbecue jackfruit but as I finished preparing the fruit, I couldn’t bring myself to turn the oven on to cook it. The heat has been unbearable lately and my body has been craving nothing but fruit. Jackfruit tastes like a combination of many tropical fruits, making it the perfect base to mix with cilantro, garlic, and lime juice to create a fresh salsa.

This salsa is not only refreshing, but it is filling as well. It is said that one bulb of jackfruit can keep a person full for up to 12 hours. Jackfruit also helps regulate blood sugar and is beneficial for people with diabetes. Jackfruit is also high in vitamins A and C, riboflavin, magnesium, copper, potassium, and manganese.

When making this recipe, it is important to use ripe, yellow jackfruit so it is soft and sweet. You can also save the seeds from the jackfruit bulbs and roast them like nuts. This salsa can be served with some tortilla chips, in tacos and burritos, or over some plant-based chicken.
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Filling & Detoxifying Raw Jackfruit Salsa (For Tacos, Bowls, Salad & More)

utensils YIELDS 4-5 servings
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  • 2 cups jackfruit, diced
  • 1/2 cup red pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup scallions, minced
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup shredded, fresh cilantro
  • salt & pepper to taste
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1. Remove jackfruit bulbs from the rind and remove the seeds. Dice jackfruit and add to a large bowl.

2. Stir in the peppers, onions, scallions, garlic, and olive oil, and mix.

3. Squeeze in the juice from one lime.

4. Shred cilantro and stir in. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Lauren is a homebody who likes to spend time with her cat, explore new ideas in the kitchen, relax in the sun with a good book, and promote healthy living to friends and family.


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