This Unexpected Food Will Be Huge In 2017, According To Pinterest

According to The Pinterest 100, an annual list of the emerging trends we’ll be seeing everywhere in the New Year, searches for jackfruit are up 420%. Why, you might ask, are people seeking out recipes revolving around this large tropical fruit? It’s highly nutritious—high in protein, potassium and vitamin B—and has a texture which lends itself to use as a meat substitute. Here, three popular jackfruit-centric recipes from Pinterest to help you dig into this trend in 2017.

Dora Daily

Vegan Nachos With Barbecue Jackfruit

Recipe Author: Dora's Daily Dish

Ingredients: 1 bag of tortilla chips 1 cup nacho sauce 2 20-ounce cans green jackfruit in water 1 cup barbecue sauce 1 cup water Black beans Jalapeno Avocado Red Onion Cilantro Salsa Lime

Directions: Full recipe instructions can be found here.

Chocolate For Basil

Shredded Jackfruit Sandwiches

Author: Chocolate for Basil

Ingredients: 4 cups of cut young green jackfruit, inedible parts removed Salt and pepper 1.5 cups vegetable broth 4 whole wheat sesame seed buns (or gluten free buns if you can’t eat gluten) 2 tbsp olive oil 1/4 cup chopped red onion 2 cloves minced garlic 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes 1 tsp fresh thyme (5-6 stems) 2 medium beets, cooked and cubed 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 1/4 cup brown sugar 2 tbsp dijon mustard 2 tbsp bourbon 1/4 cup water

Directions: Full recipe instructions can be found here.

Elephantastic Vegan

Teriyaki Jackfruit Sushi Bowl

Recipe Author: Elephantastic Vegan

Ingredients: 20-ounce canned, unripe jackfruit in brine 1 teaspoon olive oil ¼ cup water 2½ tablespoons vegan teriyaki sauce, divided + more for drizzling on top 1 cup / 185g sushi rice 1½ cup water ½ tablespoon brown rice vinegar 1 teaspoon salt 2 handfuls fresh or one handful frozen spinach Picked ginger (make your own pickled ginger) Black and white sesame seeds Wakame (dried seaweed)

Directions: Full recipe instructions can be found here.