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Vegan BBQ ‘pulled pork’ sandwiches via Fit Foodie Nutter #vegan #cleaneating #veganbbq #picnic #picnicrecipes


Tania Pilcher | Fit Foodie Nutter
Add a twist to your BBQ with these vegan jackfruit pulled pork sandwiches – rich, smoky and dense yet light and nutritious. You’ve got very good chances of having even the biggest fans of pork coming back for seconds, so be prepared.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine British
Servings 4 sandwiches


  • 1 x 400g tin jackfruit in salted water
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 5 shallots , finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp chilli flakes (optional)
  • ¼ cup BBQ sauce (use vegan friendly version if vegan)
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1.5 cup water
  • 4 burger buns
  • Sandwich fillings of choice (green lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, radishes and salad cress)


  • Tip the jackfruit out of the tin into a big sieve. Rinse and drain. Gently pull the jackfruit apart with your fingers. Put aside.
  • In a saute pan, heat up the olive oil and fry the shallots and garlic on medium heat for a couple of minutes until golden brown. Add the coconut sugar and saute for a further 2 minutes until the onion mixture is starting to caramelise.
  • Stir the pulled jackfruit into pan, add the spices, BBQ sauce and water and bring the mixture to a gentle bubble. Cover with a lid, turn the heat to medium low and simmer for 20-25 minutes. You might want to add more water half way through cooking (use however much you need to achieve the desired consistency).
  • Let the pulled jackfruit slightly cool down before you start to assemble the sandwiches.


*The acidity of BBQ sauces varies, so you might want to add a little more coconut sugar to counteract the acidity of the BBQ sauce.