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BBQ Jackfruit in a seeded bun with red cabbage coleslaw.

BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches

Easy peasy BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches, filled with BBQ seasoned Jackfruit, vegan BBQ Sauce and quick no mayo red cabbage slaw. It's what summer in the garden with friends is all about! Or winter in front of the fire to be frank! 
Course Lunch, Picnic
Cuisine American, English
Diet Vegan
Keyword BBQ Jackfruit sandwich
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 165kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red onion peeled and thinly sliced
  • 400 g can jackfruit in water drained (250g drained weight)
  • ½ teaspoon fennel seeds
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 garlic clove peeled and crushed
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 100 g vegan BBQ sauce
  • 120 ml water

To Serve

  • 4 soft bread rolls
  • red cabbage slaw optional
  • shredded lettuce leaves optional
  • vegan BBQ sauce or mayo optional


  • Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan.
  • Add the red onion and fry gently for 5 minutes until softened.
  • Add the drained jackfruit and fry for a further minute or two to remove the last of the water.
  • Poke the jackfruit with your spoon or use a fork to break the pieces up a bit.
  • Add the fennel and cumin seeds, garlic, paprikas and salt, stir to coat the jackfruit and fry for a minute.
  • Add the BBQ sauce and the water. Bring to a boil then simmer with the lid on for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the lid and simmer until almost all of the liquid has evaporated.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning if required.
  • Serve in soft bread rolls topped with salad leaves and red cabbage coleslaw if liked.


Nutritional information is only an approximate guideline. Calculations will vary according to the ingredients you use and your cooking methods.
Do read my post for additional tips and tricks to ensure success!


Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 697mg | Potassium: 172mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 307IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 2mg