Cooking with Jackfruit | A Flavorful Vegan Chick’n Tortilla Soup Recipe
I’m going to blow your mind with this recipe. Tortilla soup was one of my favorite things to order in Mexican restaurants. Suffice to say, I miss it. I don’t miss the chicken, I miss the flavor. Since I’ve been cooking with jackfruit more frequently, I figured I would give this a shot. Holy, WOW! You will not be disappointed. Also, do I get bonus points that this makes enough for a week — 10 servings!? That’s a meal prep win right there!
2 cans Jackfruit (Trader Joe’s carries this)
2 32oz Veggie Broth cartons (you’ll only use 54oz)
2 cans tomato sauce (or 1 can tomato sauce and 1 can diced tomatoes)
2 cups frozen corn (go organic if you can)
1 small green bell pepper, diced
1 medium sweet onion, diced
1 medium jalapeno, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 TBSP EVOO
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp cayenne
1/2 cup water
On medium heat, sauté onion, garlic, jalapeño and green pepper in 2TBSP olive oil in soup pot until soft. (No need to add salt) With the exception of the jackfruit, add all other ingredients to the pot and bring to a boil, let it boil for 20 minutes.
While this is happening, drain and rinse jackfruit. Boil in water for 20 minutes. Drain and shred (you can use your fingers or two forks. It should shred just like pulled chicken or pork) Add the shredded jackfruit to the pot and reduce to simmer for 25 minutes.
Serve in a small soup bowl topped with avocado, tortilla strips, and some fresh cilantro.
Y’all, I am so enthusiastic about recipes that yield lots of leftovers. If you’re busy, this is a great recipe to have in your arsenal. Here are some soup storage containers that you can fill and freeze or refrigerate.
Wow – I’ve never cooked with jackfruit before, not did I know Trader Joe’s carries this. This recipe sounds delicious and I can’t wait to try it. Thanks so much!
I love tortilla soup so I am more than happy to try this version made the jackfruit. I must say I don’t think I’ve ever actually consume jackfruit before so it’ll be an adventure for me.
This recipe has all the elements that tick my boxes! Healthy, plant based, perfect for meal preping and budget friendly! Definitely on my “to cook” list! Many thanks!
Oh yummy!!!! My most recent experience with jackfruit hasn’t been that great (I think it just wan’t ripe enough) and I’ve stayed away from it since then, I would love to try this recipe though.
I love Jack fruit and I
m going to try this very soon. Looks very nourishing.
This sounds like total yum. I love Mexican flavored dishes. However, I’ve never heard of jackfruit and I’ve never been to Trader Joes (gasp)! I’d love to try both though lol!
I really enjoyed this recipe! I’m not a big cook myself but you have really inspired me 🙂
We love to eat fresh jackfruit (not in can) fresh from the tree! But haven’t tried it mixing with any meal. This is interesting recipe 😀
Nikki – I just made this. Didn’t follow the recipe exactly, Frozen jackfruit, no bell pepper, and more jalapeno. It’s awesome!
That’s amazing! The best part about most of my recipes is that they’re a good base for free styling. Add these, omit this… etc.
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Love Trader Joes. I’ve never heard of Jackfruit but this recipe sounds amazing and looks amazing. Thanks!