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Jackfruit Caribbean Black Bean Mango Wraps Recipe

If you’re a fan of combining sweet and savory flavors, choose this juicy wrap recipe from chef and nutritionist Serena Poon. You’ll get a hefty helping of fiber and vitamins A and C.

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Jackfruit Caribbean Black Bean Mango Wraps


  • Author: Serena Poon

Description

Makes 3 servings.


Ingredients

For Jamaican jerk jackfruit:

  • 20 ounces jackfruit
  • 2 teaspoons avocado oil, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon pink Himalayan or sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne (a pinch more to taste if preferred)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice
  • 2 cups filtered water (alkaline if possible)
  • 1/8 teaspoon monk fruit sweetener (or ½ tsp raw coconut sugar)

For the Caribbean black beans:

  • 1 teaspoon avocado oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked black beans (preferred soaked from dry and cooked stovetop)
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon pink Himalayan or sea salt or to taste
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh orange juice (or lime juice for more tartness)
  • 1/4 cup filtered water (alkaline if possible)

Other ingredients:

  • Fresh mango (diced)
  • Tortilla wraps (Poon recommends wraps made with cassava flour)
  • Pickled veggies, fresh cilantro, cucumber, chopped leafy greens, citrus wedges for squeezing on top (all to taste)

Instructions

Jackfruit: If using packaged jackfruit, drain, and wash well. Shred or thinly slice jackfruit. Place large pan or skillet with 1 teaspoon of avocado oil over medium heat. Heat the oil, then add shredded jackfruit and all dry spices. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until spices become aromatic. Add lime juice, water, and monk fruit or coconut sugar. Partially cover the skillet and cook until mixture has dried (about 28 minutes), stirring occasionally. Once the mixture is dry, reduce heat to medium and add salt and pepper to taste. Add remaining avocado oil and cook until the jackfruit edges are golden brown.

Caribbean black beans: Add avocado oil, onions, and garlic to a medium pan over medium heat. Cook for about 5 minutes or until onions are translucent and garlic is aromatic. Add black beans, spices, water, and orange (or lime juice). Simmer for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Assembly:

Warm a tortilla or wrap on a pan, then layer the wraps in this order: black beans, cilantro, chopped greens, jerk jackfruit, cucumber, mango, pickled veggies, lemon or lime juice, salt, and pepper. Fold the wrap into a burrito and serve.

This content is strictly the opinion of Chef Serena Poon and is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of medical advice or treatment from a personal physician. All readers/viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Serena nor the publisher of this content takes responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.

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