Jackfruit Carnitas Taquitos

Jackfruit Carnitas Taquitos

I had some jackfruit leftover from when I made Jackfruit Carnitas Tacos. Instead of having more tacos, I made taquitos with the jackfruit. Taquito means “little taco”. They’re similar to tacos in that it’s a savory filled corn tortilla but it’s rolled up so it’s neater and easier to eat.

Baked until crispy and served with an avocado green sauce, it has a very satisfying crunch. The thin green sauce (it’s suppose to be thin) provides a creamy and refreshing contrast to the slightly spicy filling.

Jackfruit Carnitas Taquitos
Makes 5 taquitos

5 six inch corn tortillas
1 cup jackfruit carnitas filling

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Soften the tortillas by microwaving for 30 seconds between wet paper towels so they’re soft and easy to roll. Spoon about 2 1/2 tablespoons of the jackfruit across a tortilla and roll tightly. Stick a toothpick in the middle to keep it closed. Repeat with each of the tortillas. Place on a oiled baking pan.

Bake for 8 – 10 minutes on each side until crispy. Remove the toothpicks and serve with Avocado Green Sauce for dipping.

Jackfruit Carnitas Taquitos

Avocado Green Sauce
Makes about 1 cup

1/2 ripe Hass avocado, chopped
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
1/8 teaspoon salt

Combine ingredients and blend until smooth. Chill for for 30 minutes to an hour if desired or serve immediately.

5 Comments so far

  1. Lisa (Show Me Vegan) on July 13th, 2008

    These look like they would make fun, hearty finger food for a party too!

  2. Erin on July 14th, 2008

    They look nice and crispy. Yum.

  3. chow on July 14th, 2008

    Lisa – Yup, and easy too, once the filling is done.

    Erin – Thanks! They were very crispy and so yummy with the green sauce.

  4. red on March 11th, 2013

    Did you use fresh or canned jackfruit?

  5. chow on March 12th, 2013

    red – I used canned young green jackfruit in brine. There’s a picture of it in this post:
    http://chowvegan.com/2008/05/28/bbq-pulled-jackfruit-sandwich/

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