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We have plenty of Asian inspired recipes here at vegan.io but it seems there's always something different to try. In today's recipe, we are using an ingredient we hadn't used before. We are making a delicious bowl of Thai Jackfruit Noodles.
Do you ever feel like you're craving something but you have no idea what that is? Well, I get that often. Sometimes I think about all the possibilities and I just overwhelm myself. I know what kind of food I want but I don't know exactly what.
Even though it can be annoying at the time and I end up feeling like a little kid that's about to throw a tantrum, some good things also come out of this frustration. This Thai jackfruit noodle recipe was born out of one of those indecisive moments.
I was certain I was craving Thai food, but there are so many options to choose from! So, I whipped out all my Thai curry and noodle recipes but nothing really caught my eye. I really wasn't feeling it. I went to my pantry and to my surprise I found a can of jackfruit I had completely forgotten about.
Instead of trying to force that into a Thai curry I came up with a Thai Jackfruit noodle recipe. It's easy to make, you can have it ready in 15 minutes and it is so jam-packed with flavour you will have a hard time believing it is actually a healthy meal.
I hadn't really used jackfruit that much before even though I see it all the time. In Asia, this fruit is plentiful, you can find it fresh at every market. There are innumerable dishes that use jackfruit as the main ingredient. And that's exactly how we are using it in this recipe, I'm just adding a few other veggies, a rich flavourful sauce, and some mie noodles.
Jackfruit is now becoming more popular in Western countries, especially among vegans and vegetarians. It's a super healthy fruit packed with nutrients and it has a wide range of health benefits. It's rich in fibre, it contains protein and the ripe jackfruit has a fairly high amount of carbs.
Other than the health benefits, jackfruit has become such a hit because of its consistency and appearance. It's very similar to shredded meat. You will see jackfruit in a lot of vegan pulled pork recipes, vegan tacos, vegan bbq chicken, and all sorts of other meals that involve a shredded form of meat.
The flavour in jackfruit is very subtle, but we have a sauce that will give us all the Asian flavours I was craving. It is made with peanut butter, soy sauce, maple syrup, sriracha sauce, lime juice, and coconut milk. You can only imagine what this tastes like!
All you have to do is mix the ingredients for the sauce, sauté the veggies, mix them well and serve them on a bed of mie noodles. You will love everything about this recipe, from the delightful aromas, the incredible taste and how easy it is to make. Our Thai jackfruit noodles are an all-in-one!
For the noodles
For the sauce
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 491||From Fat 166|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 18g||28.5%|
|Saturated Fat 9g||45.4%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 72g||24%|
|Dietry Fiber 5g||20.8%|
|Vitamin K2 0µg||0%|
|Vitamin A 0µg|
|Vitamin B-12 0µg||0%|
|Vitamin B-6 0.32mg||16%|
|Vitamin C 43.26mg||72.1%|
|Vitamin D 0IU||0%|
|Vitamin E 2.2mg||7.3%|
|Vitamin K1 75.05µg||93.8%|
|Folic Acid 0µg|
|Pantothenic acid 0.75mg||7.5%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4
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