Buckwheat burritos with jackfruit


I really like using jackfruit in recipes as it takes on whatever flavour you choose to give it and this recipe for buckwheat burritos with jackfruit is one of my favourites. Many people like jackfruit because it has the texture of pulled pork when cooked. Jackfruit provides a good source of vitamin C and certain B vitamins, as well as being a source of fibre. It may be beneficial for heart health, blood sugar balance and digestion.

Buckwheat is a highly nutritious whole grain that is considered to be a superfood due to its high level of antioxidants. Among its health benefits, buckwheat may improve heart health and help to manage diabetes. Buckwheat is a good source of protein and fibre. Despite its name, it’s not actually related to wheat.

Buckwheat burritos with jackfruit

Serves 4

250g buckwheat flour
1 egg
Tsp sea salt
750ml water
Tin of jackfruit
1 onion
2 cloves garlic
Tbsp tamari sauce
Tbsp apple cider vinegar
Tsp ketchup
Tsp smoked paprika
2 red peppers
1 avocado
Handful of cherry tomatoes
Juice of half a lemon
Full fat Greek yoghurt

Whisk egg and water into flour and salt and set aside

In a tray place the sliced peppers in a little olive oil and roast for around 20 mins at gas 4.

Fry onion and garlic in olive oil and add drained jackfruit – cook for 10-15 mins or until jackfruit is soft. Add tamari, vinegar, ketchup, smoked paprika and a little water to slightly loosen mixture.

Mash avocado with lemon juice and season.

When everything is ready, make the pancakes – 1-2 minutes on each side on a medium heat until lightly browned on each side.

Fill each buckwheat pancake with jackfruit mixture, some peppers, avocado, tomatoes and a drizzle of yogurt. (A sprinkling of nuts would up the protein.) Fold over and enjoy!

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