Hey! I’m sure you’ve seen jackfruit out there in the blogosphere or maybe you’ve never even heard about it? Well, I’ve been dying to try it for a long, long, looooong time, but have not been able to get my hands on it. Until, the awesome people at Upton’s Naturals contacted me to try out their new Jackfruit product line.
Jackfruit is known as the “pulled pork for vegetarians”. It is all-natural, non-processed and tastes great! It’s also gluten-free, soy-free and oil-free. Jackfruit is also a good source of fiber and high in antioxidants. Upton’s is the first company to bring this to market and it’s also very affordable – $4.99 for 10.6 oz packages – it was enough to feed my whole family. Win!
Upton’s Naturals comes in two flavors, Bar-B-Que and Chili Lime Carnitas!
Upton’s Naturals Bar-B-Que was a super simple meal for me to make. Heat it in a skillet, slap it on a bun and you have yourself a Jackfruit Sloppy Joe. Pressed for time and wanting a healthy lunch, this is it! I enjoyed the flavor of this one, it was one of the quickest and yummiest lunches I’ve made in a while. =)
We really enjoyed the Chili Lime Carnitas. We love tacos of any kind around here and this is where you can get creative with all sorts of fun toppings and salsa! With the Upton’s Chili Lime Carnitas you already have your base, so the next step is to load it with all your favorite toppings. We kept it simple and topped our tacos with avocado, diced onion, cilantro, salsa, and a squeeze of lime. You cannot go wrong with this combo! But, by all means get creative if you like! Check out my Key Lime Guacamole or Salsa Verde Recipes for other options.
- 1 package Upton’s Naturals Chili Lime Carnitas Jackfruit
- 1 avocado, diced
- ½ an onion, diced
- 4-6 corn or flour tortillas
- juice of 1 lime
- salt & pepper to taste
- Cook jackfruit according to package instructions.
- In the Microwave – Put five or fewer tortillas on a microwavable plate and cover them with a damp paper towel. Microwave in 30-second bursts until they are warmed through. Repeat in batches of five tortillas until all your tortillas are warm.
- In the Oven – Wrap a stack of five or fewer tortillas in a packet of aluminum foil and put it in a pre-heated 350° oven for 15-20 minutes, until heated through. You can do multiple packets of five tortillas each all at the same time.
- On the Stove-Top – Place the tortillas in a dry (no oil) stainless steel skillet over medium heat and cook them for about 30 seconds on each side. You can also do away with the skillet and char the tortillas directly over the gas flames for a few seconds using tongs! These stove-top methods work best when the tortillas are very fresh.
Thanks for letting me try out your amazing new product Upton’s!!
Are you a jackfruit fan? Tell me in the comments!
Have a great day!