spicy chipotle vegan jackfruit taco easy recipe

Spicy Chipotle Jackfruit Tacos

Tacos are not a rare item in our weekly menu.

Even on Part Time Plants, I have multiple taco recipes:

Fishless Fish Tacos

Double Decker Cauliflower Vegan Tacos

Even our first recipe on this site has taco vibes: Mexi-style Vegan Gyros

Spicy Chipotle Vegan Jackfruit Tacos

Because we have the ability to customize and vegan-ize whatever items we need, it’s the perfect food for a split vegan/omni household. Not to mention, it’s a colorful dish with an opportunity for a well-rounded meal.

It really is just one of our favorite recipes.

Usually, our go-to taco filling consists of finely chopped mushrooms and cauliflower to make a ground meat -like substance, but we felt like trying something new. Jackfruit seemed like the best option, as it reminds me of the shredded meats available at Café Rio and Chipotle.

Nic made a concoction of spicy goods to marinate the jackfruit in, and we dressed the tacos with fresh ingredients like cabbage, onions, and guacamole . However, this recipe can easily be topped with so many other delicious salsas, herbs, and vegetables such as mango salsa, corn salsa, purple cabbage, cilantro, and fresh avocado. You can even get a little fancier with sour cream or chipotle aioli on top.

Making Spicy Chipotle Vegan Jackfruit Tacos

Description: Spicy Chipotle Jackfruit Tacos

Diet: Plant- Based, Vegan, Nut-Free, Dairy- Free, Gluten-Free

Ways to make low-waste: buy fresh bulk veggies, buy sauces in aluminum cans

Recipes makes: 8 servings

Prep time: 10 minutes + 3 hours marinating time

Cook time: 30 minutes

Total time: 3 hours 40 minutes

Spicy Chipotle Vegan Jackfruit Tacos with Lime and Green Cabbage in Taco Shells


2 cans of young jackfruit

1 7oz can of chipotle peppers in Adobo sauce

1 10 oz can of diced tomatoes and green chilis

1 1 oz packet of taco seasoning (cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, salt, etc.)

1 teaspoon of desired hot sauce

16 small corn tortillas


Finely chopped onions


Fresh Salsa

Lime juice


Shred jackfruit

Combine chipotle peppers. diced tomatoes and green chilis, taco seasoning, and hot sauce

Pour chili sauce over jackfruit and marinate in the fridge for desired amount ( suggested 3 + hours)

Once marinated, pour into oven-safe pan and preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit

Put pan in preheated oven

Let bake for 30 minutes or until slightly crispy on sides

While jackfruit if baking, heat up a well-oiled pan on medium heat on the stove top

Fry tortillas into taco shells by letting cook then folding over once flipped

Take jackfruit out of the oven and and serve on tortilla shells with your choice of toppings

Enjoy the spiciness!

And the best part? if you have leftovers, they make delicious nachos!

Your full-time plant eater and spicy taco advocate,



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