Spicy BBQ Jackfruit with Dill Cashew Coleslaw


Jackfruit is the best find ever.  With its neutral flavor, meaty texture, and its flavor absorption ability, the possibilities are endless.  This Spicy BBQ Jackfruit was an attempt at a different recipe, but it turned out so incredible, that we had to share with you.  We made it into a sandwich and topped it with a Dill Cashew Coleslaw – which was delicious and creamy.  The BEST Spicy BBQ Jackfruit with Dill Cashew Coleslaw recipe ever!

Spicy BBQ Jackfruit

Updated to include this recipe video!  Enjoy!

Spicy BBQ Jackfruit

Perfect spice and sweetness to take this jackfruit to the next level.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Spicy BBQ Jackfruit
Spicy BBQ Sauce
  • 3/4 cut ketchup
  • 3-6 tablespoon Franks red hot sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3 tablespoon Brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vegan (Annie's) Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 3 tablespoon molasses
  • 3 tablespoon Dijon
  • 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoon Beefree Honee
  • 3/4 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
Spicy BBQ Jackfruit
  • 2 17 oz cans of young jackfruit in water
  • 1 1/2 cup BBQ sauce below
  • Dill Cashew Ranch Coleslaw below
  • Pickle slices
  • rolls, bread, or pitas
  1. Mix all BBQ Sauce Ingredients, set aside

  2. Drain jackfruit, shred the jackfruit pieces with your hands (that is the easiest) and rinse very well - this is a crucial step to achieve the best flavor.  

  3. Simmer shredded jackfruit in BBQ sauce in a large (3 qt) covered saute pan for 20-30 minutes. The jackfruit will absorb the liquid and will become thicker and drier.

  4. Serve on toasted buns or pitas with coleslaw, additional BBQ sauce, and pickles.

Dill Cashew Coleslaw


Dill Cashew Ranch Coleslaw

An herbed and tangy coleslaw perfectly complements the spicy jackfruit.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
  • 1/2 head of cabbage shredded
  • 2 carrots shredded
  • 1 celery stalk sliced thin
Cashew Dill Dressing
  • 2 cup raw cashews soaked for several hours
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar or more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon white miso
  • 2 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon dried dill
Cashew Dill Dressing
  1. Process all ingredients in a food processor until smooth, adding water as needed for desired consistency. Salt & pepper to taste.

  1. Toss shredded cabbage, carrots, & celery in dressing, adding enough water as needed to give it a creamy consistency.

Yup! So, you should totally grab some jackfruit and make this Spicy BBQ Jackfruit with Dill Cashew Coleslaw, because it was incredible!  We get ours from our local oriental market, but I have heard Trader Joe’s has it too. We hope you enjoy this plant-based recipe.  Be sure to #veginspiredfoodie with your recreation!



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