The texture and taste of this jackfruit “tuna” salad feels like the real deal. You can buy canned jackfruit packed in water or brine at your local supermarket or online. Ripe jackfruit is sweet and very different from unripe. Unripe jackfruit is used in most recipes, and that’s what you’ll find on store shelves. It has a fairly neutral taste, as well as a meat-like texture, and absorbs flavors really well.

Rinse and drain the jackfruit, then shred it in a food processor or with a fork or your hands until it resembles canned tuna. Serve this quick, easy vegetarian “tuna” salad as a sandwich, on lettuce, in a scooped out avocado or tomato, or just eat it straight out of the bowl!

Shredded Jackfruit Garnished with Red Peppers on Black Plate | Vitacost Blog

Shredded Jackfruit Garnished with Red Peppers on Black Plate | Vitacost Blog
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Shredded Jackfruit “Tuna” Salad

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 286 kcal
Author Mo, the Morselist


  • 2 cups jackfruit canned in water or brine, shredded
  • 1 avocado mashed
  • 1-2 celery stalks and leaves chopped
  • 1/3 cup green onion chopped
  • 1/3 cup soy-free mayo
  • Juice small lemon
  • 1 tsp ground mustard
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup rainbow radishes diced (optional)


  1. In large bowl, combine shredded jackfruit, mayo, avocado, lemon juice, celery, green onions, radishes (if you choose), pepper and ground mustard. Mix together well.
  2. Serve as sandwich or lettuce wrap, in scooped out avocado or tomato, or on salad.

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Nutrition Facts
Shredded Jackfruit “Tuna” Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 286 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Sodium 121mg5%
Potassium 662mg19%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 292IU6%
Vitamin C 18mg22%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Mo, the Morselist

Maura M. Knowles (Mo, the Morselist), a certified health coach and recipe developer, is the CEO-founder of Mac-n-Mo’s, a health and wellness company offering virtual coaching, courses, services and products. She created her paleo- and keto-friendly, no-sugar, low-sodium, gluten-free, grain free Morselicious Baking & Cooking Mix as a healthy alternative for her dad Mac (a diabetic) after he survived a quadruple bypass surgery. Maura is a professional actor-singer-filmmaker and educator. She writes a monthly blog and recently launched a YouTube channel.