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Vegetarian BBQ Jackfruit Nachos | Lemons and Basil
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Vegetarian BBQ Jackfruit Nachos

These Vegetarian BBQ Jackfruit Nachos are AMAZING - no doubt, even your most meat-loving fruits will agree!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: barbecue, bbq, jackfruit, nachos, Vegetarian
Servings: 2
Author: Kaylee Pauley


  • 1 20-ounce can young green jackfruit
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup BBQ I used Stubbs Honey Pecan
  • Food Should Taste Good tortilla chips
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1/2 small-medium Avocado sliced
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes chopped
  • sour cream optional
  • Fresh herbs


  • Rinse, drain and pat jackfruit dry, then cup off the center core of each piece and discard. (See 5th picture in post to better illustrate removal of center core, the core is similar to the hard center of a pineapple.)
  • Place dried jackfruit in a medium bowl, add coconut sugar, smoked paprika, garlic powder, pepper, and crushed red pepper, stir until well combined. Use clean hands or two forks and pull apart some of the large pieces, similar to how you would shred cooked chicken.
  • Add coconut oil and seasoned jackfruit to pan and cook on medium-high heat for 4-5 minutes, or until jackfruit begins to color {brown}.
  • Add BBQ sauce of choice and reduce heat to medium, cook 10-15 minutes, or until jackfruit has a similar texture to cooked, shredded chicken, stirring occasionally.
  • While BBQ jackfruit is cooking, layer two plates with Food Should Taste Good tortilla chips {or chips of choice}, chop tomatoes and fresh herbs and slice avocados.
  • Once the BBQ jackfruit is ready, evenly divide between the two plates, putting directly on bed of chips, top with shredded cheese, tomatoes, avocados, and sour cream, then garnish with fresh herbs. Enjoy!


*Nutrition info will vary depending on your choice of chips, BBQ sauce, and toppings. But to give you a rough idea of the nutrition info should you make similar selections to the brands and toppings I have listed, it is approximately 540 calories, 10 grams protein, and 6 grams Fiber per serving. I used approximately 1 1/2 servings of chips per plate.