I made this delicious Vegan Jackfruit Stew seasoned with onion, garlic, celery, pepper, and herbs. It is hearty and delicious served with rice, potato or quinoa with a garden salad. I love to make vegan stews so check out my Chickpea Stew (Vegan, Gluten-free), and  Jamaican Stew Peas with Dumplings Spinners (Vegan).

Vegan Jackfruit Stew in Pot

What Is Jackfruit?

Jackfruit is a large fruit, a species of the mulberry, fig, breadfruit family and is a native to India. The ripe and unripe fruit is used in Asian cuisines.

It is a popular meat substitute and it has become a fast-growing trendy food here in the USA

The ripened fruit of the jackfruit is sweet, it is used as a dessert in pies, custard, cakes, and ice cream.

The unripe fruit of the young green jackfruit is used in savory recipes because its texture is like that of poultry.

It is great for preparing curries, pulled pork alternatives.

Jackfruit is also healthy, low in calories, fat and high in fiber. Jackfruit contains 3 grams of fiber per serving.

You can find jackfruit in the health food stores, major supermarkets,  Caribbean, Asian stores or online on .

Vegan Jackfruit Recipe

How To Make Vegan Jackfruit Stew?

  1. Heat oil in a skillet on medium-high, add onion and cook until soft, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add garlic, celery. bell pepper, thyme, Italian seasoning and cook for about 1-minute stirring.
  3. Stir in tomatoes and cook stirring for another minute
  4. Add green jackfruit, Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, ketchup, carrot and stir to coat with seasonings.
  5. Add broth, bay leaf, coconut sugar, allspice, and cayenne pepper. Bring stew to boil. Reduce heat to simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until jackfruit is tender. Use a fork and shred some of the jackfruits.
  6. Mix cornstarch with water until completely dissolved. Add to stew and stir until the sauce is thickened.
  7. Delicious served with rice, potatoes, quinoa or on its own with a salad or greens.

]Can of jackfruit for vegan jackfruit stew

This is a simple recipe for Jackfruit Stew, which tastes great, and it is colorful and vibrant.

I love green jackfruit’s texture. This recipe reminds me of the brown stews that I had growing up in Jamaica made with beef or chicken.

I’m so happy that no animals were harmed in making my Vegan Jackfruit Stew, and it tastes so delicious.

For this recipe, I used jackfruit in the can but you can use fresh jackfruit if that’s what available. Here is a TUTORIAL on preparing fresh green jackfruit.

What To Serve With Your Jackfruit Stew?

Serve this delicious Jackfruit Stew recipe with my Corn Bread And Southern-Style Greens or with Mashed Potatoes.

Vegan Jackfruit Stew overhead photo, stew in light blue bowl

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Nutrition

(Per portion)
  • Energy: 103 kcal / 431 kJ
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Carbs: 0 g

Cook Time

  • Preparation: 15 min
  • Cooking: 20 min
  • Ready in: 40 min
  • For: 4 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a skillet on medium-high, add onion and cook until soft, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add garlic, celery. bell pepper, thyme, Italian seasoning and cook for about 1-minute stirring.
  3. Stir in tomatoes and cook stirring for another minute
  4. Add green jackfruit, Bragg's Liquid Aminos, ketchup, carrot and stir to coat with seasonings.
  5. Add broth, bay leaf, coconut sugar, allspice, and cayenne pepper. Bring stew to boil. Reduce heat to simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until jackfruit is tender. Use a fork and shred some of the jackfruits.
  6. Mix cornstarch with water until completely dissolved. Add to stew and stir until the sauce is thickened.
  7. Delicious served with rice, potatoes, quinoa or on its own with a salad or greens.
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.