If you’ve never cooked with jackfruit before, prepare to be amazed. When cooked down, the immature fruit eventually shreds into tender strands reminiscent of braised beef or pork. Make sure you buy young jackfruit in brine rather than sweet jackfruit in syrup.
For salsa fresca, in large sieve, strain diced tomatoes and let them drain (reserving juice for drinking or for your next soup). In medium bowl, combine remaining salsa ingredients. Stir in drained tomatoes; taste and adjust seasonings. Set aside (or cover and refrigerate until use).
For guacamole, in bowl, mash avocado. Add lime juice, salt, green onions, and cilantro. Taste and adjust seasonings. Set aside (or cover and refrigerate until use).
For jackfruit carne asada, in small bowl, combine cumin, paprika, oregano, black pepper, and salt.
In medium pot set on medium, heat extra-virgin olive oil. When hot, add combined spices along with onion and garlic. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes, or until onion has softened. Add chopped jackfruit along with broth or water, sugar, and lime juice, and cook, covered, stirring occasionally and separating jackfruit into strands with back of ladle or spatula as it breaks down, about 25 to 30 minutes. Lower heat if jackfruit starts sticking to pot and add 1 Tbsp (15 mL) water as needed. Remove lid and cook off any remaining liquid before serving.
To serve, warm tacos one by one on dry skillet or in warm oven for a few minutes. Place a spoonful of jackfruit on each, followed by salsa fresca, guacamole, shredded cabbage, and cilantro, then a drizzle of coconut crema overtop.
This vibrant soup is a soul-soothing hug in a bowl. Blue and purple fruits and vegetables contain powerful antioxidants called anthocyanins that promote health and proper brain function. Apple swap Try swapping out the apples in this recipe for pears. Just like the apples, the subtle sweetness of pears helps balance out the earthiness of the cabbage.
Deep green fruits and vegetables are high on the list of health-promoting foods. Green foods have been shown to contain high amounts of antioxidants and nutrients that promote good cardiovascular health and can inhibit certain carcinogens. Serve this frittata alongside a leafy green salad for an unbeatable green culinary experience. Versatile leftovers Any leftover frittata makes a wonderful filling for a sandwich along with other thinly sliced vegetables you have on hand and a smear of hummus.
This creamy dip will be your go-to for dunking vegetables or for spooning over roast chicken or root vegetables as a sauce. Compounds found in fennel have been shown to stimulate the production of T-cells in our body, which, in turn, may help improve our immune response to infections. If white is right If you would like to stay on the white theme, try serving this dip with an array of white vegetables such as endive leaves, jicama sticks, daikon rounds, steamed nugget potatoes, and cauliflower florets.
The stars of this delicious curry dish are yellow and orange fruits and vegetables, which are high in a form of carotenoids called xanthophylls. These compounds have more of a yellow pigment as opposed to their orangier cousins, the carotenes. While a powerful antioxidant, xanthophylls are mostly associated with maintaining good eye health. Mix and match This curry is easily adaptable to whichever vegetables you have on hand. Experiment to find your favourite combination.