Think crab cake in texture but completely plant-based, these jackfruit patties are light, flaky and delicious. Their texture and appearance are almost exactly like a crab cake. They have a slight sweetness and a little spice. And once you pan fry them, they get a perfectly crispy outside that tastes amazing. Light on the filler, these jackfruit patties are the real deal. 

Plant-Based Jackfruit Patties – Healthyish Foods

I enjoyed mine with a little tartar sauce and fresh squeezed lemon. But you can also use cocktail or hot sauce if you prefer. Another great way to enjoy these patties is in-between some naan bread. Load your jackfruit patty with fresh sliced avocado, jalapeño, and butter lettuce for a tasty sandwich. 

Plant-Based Jackfruit Patties – Healthyish Foods
Plant-Based Jackfruit Patties – Healthyish Foods

Plant Based Jackfruit Patties

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Jackfruit Patties

  • 1-2 tablespoons butter , for frying
  • 1 box Upton Natural's jackfruit , about 10 ounces – pit and dry with paper towel about 1 heaping cup chopped
  • 1/4 cup vegan mayo, Vegenaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice , fresh squeezed
  • 2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup died white or yellow onion, diced small
  • 2 tablespoons minced jalapeno
  • 2 tablespoons flax meal
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Cracked black pepper


  • mixing bowl
  • saute pan


  • Remove the jackfruit from the box. I used Upton Natural’s brand (original flavor) and it is very good. The canned version is normally soaked in a salty brine, so if you used the canned version be sure to rinse it in a colander before using.
  • Next, remove the hard pits, pat the jackfruit dry using a paper towel or clean kitchen towel.
  • Then, you’ll add the remaining jackfruit into the food processor. Gently chop until you get small evenly sized pieces. Mine looked like shredded crabmeat. I had about 1 heaping cup of chopped jackfruit meat.
  • Remove from the food processor and add to a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the mayo, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, diced white onion, minced jalapeno, flax meal, panko breadcrumbs, garlic powder, salt, parsley, and cracked black pepper. Mix until well combined.
  • Form the jackfruit into patties. I was able to get 5 medium sized patties.
  • Grab a large skillet and add some vegan butter or cooking spray to the pan.
  • Over medium heat, cook the jackfruit patties until they are golden brown on both sides. Roughly 4-5 minutes on each side.
  • Remove from the heat and serve with your favorite dipping sauce and fresh lemon wedges.
Plant-Based Jackfruit Patties – Healthyish Foods