Spicy Jackfruit & Sweet Cucumber Salad

  • Servings : 2-4
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 5:00 h
  • Ready In : 5:15 h

I have a  crazy amount of cucumbers growing in my garden right now.  I like to make cucumber salad, but this time I wanted to switch it up a bit.  I had a can of jackfruit and decided to mix it in with the salad.  I liked the outcome, and I think you will as well.  This takes a bit of time to cook, but its worth the wait. This would be a good dish for a side at a BBQ. Enjoy!

Estimated Cost Per Serving: $.70


  • 3 Cucumbers, peeled and sliced
  • 1 20oz Can of Jackfruit in Water
  • 1/2 Cup of Rice Vinegar
  • 1/2 Cup of Water
  • 4 Tablespoons of Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon of Onion Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon of Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Garlic Powder


Step 1

Remove jackfruit from can and rinse pieces in water. Squeeze water out.

Step 2

Place jackfruit in a crock pot and cover with water. Cook on high for 4 hours.

Step 3

While jackfruit is cooking, place sliced cucumbers in a bowl. Sprinkle in 1 Teaspoon of salt, and toss. The salt will help draw water out of the cucumber. Cover bowl, and place in the fridge for an hour.

Step 4

In another bowl, mix in water, vinegar, and sugar.

Step 5

Remove cucumbers from fridge, drain in a strainer. Place the cucumbers in the bowl with the vinegar mix. Toss well, and place back in the fridge.

Step 6

After jackfruit has cooked for 4 hours, remove and shred pieces with a fork.

Step 7

Heat a non stick or pan coated with cooking spray. Add jackfruit, garlic and onion powder and the crushed red pepper. Cook for 10 minutes allowing the jackfruit to get a bit crispy.

Step 8

Mix jackfruit and cucumbers together. Serve right away, or let jackfruit cool and serve.

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