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Murielle Banackissa

Cajun Jackfruit Tacos with Apple Cumin Salsa

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35 mins Prep: 20 mins Cook: 15 mins
Serves 8

Made with shredded jackfruit sautéed in a cajun spice mix, topped with a sweet and tangy apple cumin salsa and a rich avocado cream, these tacos are a fun and easy dinner to make on any weeknight!


Apple Cumin Salsa

  • 1 Autumn Glory apple , unpeeled, cored and finely diced
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • ¼ cup finely diced red onion
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • Pinch of chili flakes

Avocado Cream

  • 1 medium or large ripe avocado , peeled and pitted
  • ¼ cup packed fresh coriander , plus more for garnish
  • ¼ cup silken tofu
  • ¼ tsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • Cayenne , optional

Cajun Jackfruit

  • 1 can jackfruit in brine , drained
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • ½ cup roughly chopped red onion
  • 1 medium red bell pepper , cored and roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • ¼ cup filtered water
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • Sea salt , optional, depending on the saltiness of your cajun seasoning
  • 8 corn tortillas


  1. Step 1

    Make the salsa by adding all the salsa ingredients into a bowl. Stir to combine. Refrigerate until serving.

  2. Step 2

    Prepare the avocado cream by blending all the avocado cream ingredients together in a high speed blender, scraping the sides regularly to create a homogeneous cream. Alternatively, you can use a hand mixer. Taste the cream and adjust the seasoning if desired, adding cayenne for a little extra heat. Refrigerate until serving.

  3. Step 3

    Make the cajun jackfruit by removing the hard core of each jackfruit piece. Set aside.

  4. Step 4

    Shred the soft part of the jackfruit using your fingers. Finely chop the set aside core pieces and add to the jackfruit “shreds.” Set aside.

  5. Step 5

    Heat a sauté pan on medium heat. Once hot, add avocado oil and red onion. Cook until translucent then add chopped red bell pepper, and minced garlic. Cook for 1 minute.

  6. Step 6

    Add the shredded jackfruit along with water, tomato paste, cajun seasoning and maple syrup. Mix until the jackfruit is well coated.

  7. Step 7

    Cook until the liquid has mostly evaporated (7-10 minutes). Taste your mix and add salt, if desired. Stir and remove from the heat.

  8. Step 8

    Heat up your tortilla either in the microwave by heating each tortilla up for 10 seconds or on a pan on medium heat for 30 seconds per side.

  9. Step 9

    Assemble the tacos by adding some cajun jackfruit to each tortilla, topping it with the apple cumin salsa, a few dollops of the avocado cream and some fresh coriander for garnish. Enjoy immediately.

  10. Step 10

    If you have any leftovers, store each element separately in airtight containers in the fridge. Once you are ready to eat them, warm up the tortillas and the cajun jackfruit before garnishing with the avocado cream and the apple cumin salsa.

Common Questions & Swaps

  • Can I use another apple variety? You can, but make sure to choose an apple that is firm, crunchy and sweet, like a Honeycrisp.
  • Can I use white or yellow onion instead of red? Yes, totally.

  • Can I substitute fresh coriander with dried coriander? No, but if you do not have fresh coriander on hand, you can use fresh parsley or leave it out and add 1/4 cup of extra avocado.

  • What cajun seasoning do you use? I use this one, but any cajun seasoning will do. For a homemade cajun seasoning mix, follow this recipe.

  • I used corn tortillas but feel free to use your favorite kind of tortilla (grain free, keto, wheat based etc.).

3 Tacos in taco rack surrounded by limes, apple salsa, avocado crema and corn tortillas
Close up of 3 Tacos in taco rack surrounded by limes, apple salsa, avocado crema and corn tortillas
3 Tacos in taco rack surrounded by limes, apple salsa, avocado crema and corn tortillas
Close up of taco filling, made with jackfruit and apple-cumin salsa

This recipe was created in partnership with Autumn Glory Apples.


Are you a sweet and salty person? I personally am. Especially when it comes to tacos, I love to incorporate a sweet element along with all of my savoury toppings. My habitual go-to is mangoes, but when I was approached by Superfresh Growers to use their Autumn Glory Apples in a new recipe, I thought, why not use them in a simple salsa.

The mix of the sweet apples, tangy lime juice and fragrant cumin along with the slight spiciness of the red onion just works like a charm to create an epic salsa that complements beautifully the cajun spiced jackfruit!

Furthermore, for me, one of the most important things in a successful taco recipe is the variety of textures and this taco has tons of it! From the shredded, slightly chewy jackfruit, to the silky avocado cream and the crunchy salsa, every bite taken of this taco is like a symphony of both flavours and textures.

3 vegan jackfruit Tacos in taco rack, surrounded by apple salsa, limes, and corn tortillas

Well… On that note, I have TWO other taco recipes on my blog and they are some of the most viewed recipes on my site so fingers crossed that you guys like this one as much! I personally really really loved this cajun jackfruit taco recipe; Sam and I gobbled it up in 15 minutes for lunch I know I will be making it more often in the future.

If you do end up making this recipe, be sure to share it on social media and tag me (@muriellebanackissa).

Have a wonderful week my friends!

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