It’s National Taco Day and to kick off our new series of CBD recipes, Thoughtcloud brings your this Vegan Tacos recipe we found courtesy of the It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken Blog! While enjoying our tinctures straight from the dropper is a great way to experience the healing powers of CBD, we here at ThoughtCl0ud would like to suggest some fun and easy alternatives to your health and wellness. How simple is the recipe you ask? Simple enough that our 20 year-old, college intern recreated this vegan taco recipe on their hot plate.
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For the jackfruit:
- 2 20 oz cans green jackfruit in water or brine , drained, rinsed, and chopped (see instructions)
- 1 tablespoon light oil (such as canola or vegetable)
- 1 yellow onion , sliced
- 4 cloves garlic , minced
- 1/2 cup vegetable broth or water
- 1 tablespoon agave
- 1/2 lime, juiced
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
For the tacos:
- 8 taco shells, hard or soft (gluten-free if preferred)
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
- lime wedges
To chop the jackfruit:
For optimal texture, cut the jackfruit into thin slices from core to the outer edge. This breaks up the tougher core as much as possible and makes for the best shredded texture. Do NOT discard the core or seeds, they are totally edible, and you are just wasting precious jackfruit!
To make the shredded jackfruit:
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add the onions and garlic and sauté for about 5 minutes until the onions have softened and begin to brown.
Add the chopped jackfruit, broth, agave, lime juice and all the spices to the pot and cover. Reduce heat and let it simmer until the jackfruit softens slightly, and about 1/2 of the liquid is absorbed. About 5 minutes.
Now take a potato masher, and smash all the jackfruit up to get that shredded texture. If you find it a bit wet, just cook a little longer. If you find it a little dry, just add a splash more vegetable broth.
To assemble the tacos:
Warm the taco shells according to the package directions. When warmed, add a scoop of the jackfruit, and top with an avocado slice, a couple red onion slices, some cilantro, and a squeeze of lime juice. Or you can top with whatever your favorite taco toppings are! I also love a squeeze of hot sauce.