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How to make pulled barbecue jackfruit and avocado salsa

Friday 19 October 2018 17:26 BST
(Mindful Chef)

Pulled barbecue jackfruit and avocado salsa

Jackfruit is a spiky fruit grown in Sri Lanka which has a “meaty” texture when cooked in stews and curries. High in fibre, we’ve simmered young organic jackfruit in a barbecue-style sauce and topped this with an avocado salsa.

1 avocado
1 lime
1 red onion
1 red pepper
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp smoked paprika
250g organic jackfruit (drained)
2 tbsp tomato puree
2 tsp chipotle paste
2 tsp maple syrup
80g brown rice
Large handful of fresh coriander

Boil a kettle. Rinse the brown rice and place in a saucepan with 400ml boiling water and a pinch of sea salt. Simmer for 20-25 mins, then drain.

Finely slice the red onion and dice the red pepper. Drain and rinse the jackfruit.

Heat 1 tbsp oil on a medium heat and cook 3/4 of the red onion for 5 mins until softening. Then add the jackfruit to the pan for 3 mins, breaking it up slightly with a wooden spoon.

To the jackfruit pan, add the red pepper, tomato puree, chipotle paste (add as much as desired), maple syrup, smoked paprika, ground cumin and 200ml boiling water. Place a lid on the pan and simmer for 15 mins, stirring occasionally, until the jackfruit has softened. Season to taste with sea salt and black pepper and pull the pieces of jackfruit apart with two forks. Add more water to thin the sauce if needed.

Meanwhile, to make that avocado salsa; peel and de-stone the avocado and roughly chop into small cubes. Roughly chop the coriander leaves. Place the avocado cubes, coriander and remaining red onion slices into a bowl with half of the juice from the lime and a pinch of sea salt.

Spoon the pulled barbecue jackfruit onto two warm plates alongside the rice and the avocado salsa. Drizzle over the remaining lime juice.

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