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Vegan lettuce wraps with jackfruit

Vegan Lettuce Wraps With Jackfruit

These vegan lettuce wraps feature jackfruit, an abundance of vegetables and a homemade cashew dressing. Refreshing and packed with texture and flavour, it's a must try for a healthy lunch or weeknight dinner! Oh, and they're also super versatile - simply add any veggies of your choice to switch things up. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Vegan
Keyword Cashew dressing, Cashews, Jackfruit, summer food, Tacos
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 lettuce wraps
Calories 276kcal
Author Maria Gureeva


  • Saucepan
  • Frying pan


For the jackfruit filling

  • 2 cups rice dry
  • 1/2 large red onion
  • 1/2 large zucchini minced
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 tin jackfruit in water
  • 1/2 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • vine tomatoes chopped, to serve

For the dressing

  • 3/4 cup cashews boiled for 15 minutes if using a high speed blender, soaked overnight otherwise
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup oat milk
  • 1 tsp salt

For the extras

  • 8 large lettuce leaves
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes diced
  • 1/4 cup sweetcorn


  • Cook the rice according to instructions on packaging. This usually takes 25 minutes. 
  • Meanwhile, add the onion, zucchini and water to a non-stick frying pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes, until softened.
  • Pull apart the jackfruit fibres in a large bowl and add to the frying pan together with the chopped tomatoes, tamari, garlic powder, cumin, turmeric, and maple syrup. Stir everything together and cook, stirring frequently, for around 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make the cashew dressing. Add the cashews, garlic, plant based milk and salt to a blender or food processor and blend until very smooth and no graininess remains from the cashews. You can adjust the amount of milk you use depending on your preferred consistency.
  • Divide the rice between the lettuce leaves, then add the filling together with the tomatoes, sweetcorn and cashew dressing.


Dressing inspired by It Doesn't Taste Like Chicken


Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 563mg | Potassium: 380mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1938IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 2mg