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

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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.