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Vegan Taquitos with Jackfruit

These vegan taquitos are filled with jackfruit and salsa verde and dipped in a Southwest Ranch Dressing for a delicious Cinco de Mayo snack.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 88kcal
Author: Sarah McMinn

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp cooking oil, plus more for brushing
  • 1 cup white onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small jalapeño, seeded and diced
  • 1 (20 ounce) can jackfruit, drained and patted dry
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, minced
  • 1/4 cup salsa verde, homemade or storebought
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 12 (8") corn tortillas
  • 1/2 batch Chipotle Ranch Dressing

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking pan and set aside. 
  • In a cast-iron skillet, heat up oil over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add onions and garlic and sauté until onions are translucent and fragrant about 5 minutes.  
  • Add jalapeños, jackfruit, spices, and salt, stirring to evenly coat the jackfruit. Cook, over medium heat, until jackfruit begins to brown slightly around the edges, about 5 more minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cilantro, salsa verde, and fresh lime juice. 
  • While jackfruit is cooking, wrap your tortillas in a towel and heat in the microwave for 30-60 seconds until tortillas are soft and pliable. 
  • Place about 3-4 tablespoons of jackfruit filling along with the bottom third of the tortilla. Tightly wrap the tortillas, push a toothpick through the middle, and place them seam-side down on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat until all the filling is gone. Brush the tops of each taquito with olive oil and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown and crispy. 
  • While taquitos are baking, make the Chipotle Ranch according to these instructions. Serve alongside warm taquitos.

Notes

Serving and Storing - Serve these jackfruit taquitos immediately while they are still hot. As they cool, they will start to get soggy and lose their crisp. Serve with Creamy Chipotle Ranch as part of your vegan Cinco de Mayo celebrations. This recipe does not store well. They should be eaten the same day they are made. 
Recipe Tips -  To prevent tortillas from tearing, it's important to first steam them. To do this, wrap the tortillas in a kitchen towel and microwave for 30-60 seconds until they are warm and pliable. If you don’t have a microwave, you can wrap them in a towel and place them in a hot oven with a baking sheet filled with water underneath. This will give them the same steaming effect.

Nutrition

Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 291mg | Potassium: 81mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 450IU | Vitamin C: 2.8mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.5mg