One thing you might miss if you’re following a vegan, gluten-free diet is the robust flavor of pulled pork. Still, you don’t want any pigs to suffer for your appetite. Fortunately, we’ve devised an amazing recipe for barbequed jackfruit sandwiches that features the piquant flavor of barbeque sauce, the chewiness of jackfruit, and the protein boost of shredded, baked tofu. You’ll devour your sandwich hungrily and will want to make more as soon as you can. Yum!
2 cups shredded green or purple cabbage
1 shredded carrot
1/4 cup vegan mayonnaise
1 thinly sliced scallion
1/2 cup corn kernels, either fresh or frozen and thawed
squeeze of lemon juice
pinch of celery salt
dash of sea salt and ground black pepper
8 ounces baked tofu (or 1 package) – baked tofu is available, prebaked, at most health food stores
10 ounce package of jackfruit
1/2 cup barbeque sauce (you can use store-bought, but check label for soy sauce, which contains wheat. Or better yet, make one of our easy and delicious recipes for barbeque sauce here and here!
pinch of chipotle powder
Combine the slaw ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Set it aside to marinate.
Shred the tofu in your food processor or with a box grater. This task should prove surprisingly easy. We never knew how easy it is to to shred baked tofu!
Slice the jackfruit into thin strips. Scoop it into a medium-sized frying pan and add the shredded tofu, barbeque sauce, and chipotle powder.
Stir the mixture in the pan until everything is thoroughly combined. Simmer for about ten minutes until it’s piping hot and attains a savory aroma.
Slice open a gluten-free bun or use two slices of bread. For best results, lightly toast the bread or buns in your oven or toaster. Scoop out a few spoonfuls of slaw and place them on one slice, and then ladle some of the jackfruit mixture onto the other. Press both sides together, and viola! There’s your sandwich! Devour and enjoy.
Serves about four people. Everyone will rave about how good the jackfruit mixture and slaw taste together! You’ll be pleasantly amazed, as well. Cover leftovers and store them in your refrigerator for up to three days. The jackfruit can be easily reheated, and it will taste even better the next day.
We’re really glad we figured out something new to do with jackfruit, since cooking it can be kind of a challenge. But, handled properly, this intriguing fruit is incredibly versatile. Happy dining!
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