Jackfruit "Chicken" Salad (Vegan-Friendly, GF)

Updated: Jun 22, 2020

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Hack your meal prep with this quick, easy jackfruit “chicken” salad that comes together in a matter of minutes. “Hack”-fruit it, if you will. Okay, sorry, I’ll see myself out.



Have you ever had jackfruit before? It’s a massive fruit that has popped up recently in many plant-based, western dishes. It’s been used extensively in Asia for centuries. From its stringy, dense texture, it tends to be an ideal substitute for meat dishes like pulled pork, tuna fish, and this healthy jackfruit “chicken” salad.


Now, this salad looks like chicken, it has the texture of chicken, but I intentionally did NOT try to make this taste like chicken. Don’t get me wrong, chicken is delicious. I just prefer my meat to taste like meat and my plants to taste like, well, plants. Crazy, right?


Even though jackfruit alone is fairly low in protein, this recipe is still full of muscle-building goodness from the Greek yogurt and tahini used to replace the usual mayonnaise found in traditional chicken salad. The recipe can also easily be made vegan by substituting the yogurt for your favorite vegan yogurt or vegan mayonnaise.