Jackfruit Vegan “Tuna” and Sweetcorn Pasta Salad
Succulent jackfruit tuna makes this easy and filling pasta salad a tasty lunch for at home or on the go.
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The texture of jackfruit makes it a great alternative to tuna. Stir through pasta with crunchy sweetcorn and red onion and a dollop of homemade mayo for an irresistible vegan tuna pasta salad.
What is Jackfruit?
Jackfruit is a tropical tree fruit which is grown in Asia, Africa, and South America. It’s a large, green fruit, in the same family as figs and breadfruit.
Jackfruit’s stringy, fibrous texture makes it an ideal substitute for meats like tuna, pulled pork, and chicken. It has a mild taste, slightly on the sweet side, which some say reminds them of pulled pork.
Because of its neutral flavour Jackfruit is the ideal base for a variety of dishes as it will allow any seasonings or sauces used to shine through.
Why make vegan tuna?
Tuna is a highly popular choice for a lot of quick lunch and dinner options like sandwiches, salads, and jacket potatoes. Tuna fishing, however, is terrible for the environment and even worse for sea creatures.
Vegan tuna alternatives make it easy to whip up a delicious and satisfying meal without harming any fish. Jackfruit makes a great alternative, but vegan tuna can also be made from chickpeas or soya and can even be bought pre-made from supermarkets.