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The Ultimate Vegan Pulled Jackfruit Sandwich with Creamy Slaw

This vegan pulled jackfruit sandwich is the ultimate barbecue recipe for vegans and non-vegans alike. The sweet and smoky sauce pairs perfectly with creamy coleslaw.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American-inspired, Vegan
Keyword Vegan Pulled Jackfruit Sandwich, Vegan Pulled Pork Recipe
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Making Barbecue Sauce 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 382kcal


  • Large pan
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife
  • Large bowl
  • Can Opener


Pulled jackfruit:

Creamy vegan coleslaw:


  • Prepare the smoky and sweet vegan barbecue sauce. While the sauce cooks, pull jackfruit and prepare coleslaw.

To make creamy vegan coleslaw:

  • Place the coleslaw mix into a large bowl, and toss with 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp sugar, and 2 tsp apple cider vinegar. Coat the coleslaw mix well, and let sit. The coleslaw will wilt slightly, releasing water.
  • Just before you’re ready to serve the jackfruit sandwiches, toss 1/3 C of vegan mayonnaise into the coleslaw.

To make the pulled jackfruit:

  • Drain liquid from the jackfruit cans.
  • Pull jackfruit pieces from the core and place into a large bowl, removing seeds. Save seeds and core pieces in a separate bowl from the remaining pulled jackfruit pieces.
  • Finely chop jackfruit seeds and core pieces. Add these finely chopped pieces to the rest of the jackfruit.
  • Add seasoning to the jackfruit: 1 tsp smoked paprika, ¾ tsp garlic powder, ½ tsp onion powder, ½ tsp cumin. Toss to coat the jackfruit with seasoning and let sit until the barbecue sauce is ready.
  • Once the barbecue sauce is ready, place the thinly sliced onion into a large pan on medium-high heat with the oil (2 tbsp) and cook until soft, about 5-8 minutes.
  • When the onion is cooked, lower the heat to medium and add seasoned jackfruit, cooking for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the prepared barbecue sauce and cook until the sauce is thick and coated on the jackfruit pieces, about 5 minutes at medium heat.
  • Serve on buns with creamy vegan coleslaw.


Accuracy of nutrition information cannot be guaranteed (certain ingredients may not have all nutrients listed in the database); amounts may vary (and will vary depending on brands of ingredients used); all nutrition fact values rounded to the nearest whole number. This recipe analysis does not include serving on a bun (only includes the BBQ jackfruit and the coleslaw). 


Serving: 1Serving (1/4 Recipe) | Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 2863mg | Potassium: 867mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 3604IU | Vitamin C: 50mg | Calcium: 266mg | Iron: 3mg