Carolina-style pulled jackfruit

Carolina-Style Pulled Jackfruit

Total Time
35 min
15 min
20 min
If you've not given jackfruit a try, here's the perfect recipe to introduce you to this zero point food. You will find several types of barbecue throughout the Carolinas. This one is from the eastern coast and has a strong African influence. The sauce is vinegary, thin, acidic, spicy, and full of black pepper. The BBQ sauce rounds out the tang. The Sweet & Spicy KC BBQ Sauce can be found in the WW app. It adds a little sweetness to the sandwiches.


Low sodium vegetable broth

1 cup(s)

Distilled white vinegar

½ cup(s)

Fresh lemon juice

¼ cup(s)

Packed brown sugar

1 Tbsp

Black pepper

1½ tsp, coarsely ground

Kosher salt

½ tsp

Canned young green jackfruit in brine

40 oz, 2 (20-oz) cans, drained and seeded

Uncooked onion

1 medium, halved and thinly sliced

White bread

4 slice(s), light

Sweet & Spicy KC BBQ Sauce

¼ cup(s), (see recipe in the WW app)


  1. In medium saucepan, add broth, vinegar, lemon juice, brown sugar, black pepper, and salt and bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium and add jackfruit. Cook, stirring frequently, until liquid is almost completely absorbed, 7 to 10 minutes. Add onion and cook until slightly softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Top bread with jackfruit. Drizzle BBQ sauce on top.
  2. Serving size: 1 open-faced sandwich