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vegan jackfruit carnitas lettuce wraps

Vegan Jackfruit Lettuce Wraps

  • Author: Lauren Casolaro
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 10-12 Lettuce Wraps 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Taco Tuesday will never be the same after you've had these mouth-watering vegan jackfruit lettuce wraps, carnitas style. They're quick & easy to make, super flavorful, and satisfying while still being healthy!



For the Jackfruit:

  • 1 tablespoon oil (I used avocado)
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 (20oz) cans young jackfruit, drained, rinsed, and shredded
  • 3/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • pinch of red pepper flakes, optional

For the Tacos:

  • 1 head of butterhead lettuce
  • 3/4 cup dry brown rice

Topping Suggestions:

  • red onions
  • red cabbage
  • avocado
  • vegan sour cream
  • vegan cheddar shreds
  • jalapenos
  • peppers & onions


  1. Prepare the jackfruit by draining and rinsing it under cold water for a few minutes. You'll notice that most of the jackfruit pieces have a hard core located on one end. Feel free to leave it of cut it off. I prefer to cut it off and discard it. You'll notice a few seeds as well, same thing applies! Both the core and the seeds are edible, so it's up to you.
  2. Add the rinsed and cut jackfruit to a bowl and begin shredding it by placing two forks into a jackfruit piece and pulling them in opposite directions. Repeat until all the jackfruit is shredded. If you're finding it bit difficult to pull apart, you could do this in the pan after the jackfruit has softened up a bit more.
  3. Cook the rice according to package instructions.
  4. While the rice is cooking, in a large pan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic and saute for a minute. Add shredded jackfruit, vegetable broth, lime juice, and all of the spices. Stir to combine until jackfruit is evenly coated in the spices.
  5. Reduce heat and let simmer until the jackfruit has softened slightly and most of the liquid is absorbed. It should only take 5-7 minutes. If it's still a bit too wet, let it cook longer; if too dry, add a splash of vegetable broth.
  6. Assemble your lettuce wraps! Lay down a spoonful of brown rice, top it with the cooked jackfruit, and then your favorite toppings! Enjoy!


Make sure you rinse and drain the jackfruit very well, especially if stored in brine.

Nutritional values are estimates only. See our full nutrition disclosure here

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Main Dishes
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican


  • Serving Size: 3 Lettuce Wraps
  • Calories: 268
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Sodium: 461mg
  • Fat: 5.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 47g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 6.6g

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