Vegan Jackfruit Salad Sandwich

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5 from 1 vote

Vegan Jackfruit Salad Sandwich

Just 10 ingredients and 10 minutes to make. Jackfruit is the perfect vegan sub for tuna or chicken. And best yet this tastes even better made ahead of time, making it perfect for meal prep.
My Notes:
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Meal Type: Lunch
Keyword: baked tofu sandwich, Jackfruit Salad, Jackfruit Salad Sandwich, Jackfruit Sandwich
Special: 10 Ingredients or Less, 30 Minutes or Less, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan Meat, Vegan Seafood
Ingredient: Celery, Jackfruit, Lettuce
Servings: 4
Calories: 231kcal
Ingredients
For the jackfruit salad:
  • 1 can(s) (20 oz) young green jackfruit in brine or in water drained, rinsed, and patted dry
  • 1/4 cup(s) vegan mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon(s) dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon(s) capers chopped
  • 1 teaspoon(s) caper brine (the liquid in the jar of capers)
  • 2 rib(s) celery chopped
  • 1/4 cup(s) red onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) dried dill (or 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh dill)
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) salt
To make a sandwich:
  • 8 slice(s) bread (Gluten-Free, if preferred)
  • Optional toppings for jackfruit sandwiches: lettuce, tomato, vegan cheese
Instructions
  • Drain and rinse the jackfruit and pat it dry with a clean towel. Make sure to dry as much water as possible so that the salad isn't soggy. Add the jackfruit to a large bowl and use a potato masher to mash the jackfruit until it is broken up and looks shredded. Sometimes jackfruit can be quite tender while sometimes it can be tougher, so if you have a tougher jackfruit it might take a bit of strength mash. If you prefer you can first chop the jackfruit before mashing it to make it a bit easier to mash.
  • Add all of the remaining jackfruit salad ingredients to the bowl along with the mashed jackfruit and stir well to combine.
  • To make vegan jackfruit salad sandwiches: toast the bread if desired. Layer 4 slices of bread with toppings if desired and then follow with a generous serving of the vegan jackfruit salad. Top with the remaining slices of bread and serve.
Notes
Oil-free: to make oil-free, sub my vegan sour cream from Fuss-Free Vegan or store-bought vegan yogurt for the mayonnaise. 
Other uses: this jackfruit salad is great on a sandwich, but it's also delicious served with crackers as a kind of dip, or on lettuce leaves to make lettuce wraps. 
Make ahead:  The jackfruit salad sandwich mixture tastes even better the next day making it the perfect make-ahead meal. Store prepared jackfruit salad in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Make the sandwiches fresh.
Nutrition
Serving: 1serving (recipe makes 4 servings) | Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 356mg | Potassium: 214mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 106IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 1mg
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