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I LOVE buffalo cauliflower wings. They’re definitely an indulgence but once in a while I can’t help myself. In fact, I love buffalo everything. The animal included, of course! Buffalo sauce is one of those ubiquitous things that has always been a part of my life so I’ve never thought about how weird the name is. Why is buffalo sauce called buffalo sauce?! The tangy, spicy sauce is named for the place where the first buffalo wings were served: Buffalo, New York. These Buffalo Jackfruit Vegan Quesadillas take my love for buffalo sauce to an incredibly delicious new level.

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If you’ve never cooked with jackfruit, there’s absolutely no reason to be intimidated. Young jackfruit is a popular vegan meat alternative because the mild flavor and stringy texture is remarkably realistic. When purchasing jackfruit, you’ll want to double check that the can says “young jackfruit” in brine or water. Ripe jackfruit is yellow and super duper sweet. Not a great base for Buffalo Jackfruit Vegan Quesadillas! This is the stuff you’re looking for:

vegan quesadillas
vegan quesadillas

You can use store bought vegan buffalo sauce or make your own. There are hundreds, if not thousands of recipes for buffalo sauce online. It couldn’t be easier to whip up! With your jackfruit prepped and buffalo sauce ready, these vegan quesadillas come together in a matter of minutes. Our Sriracha Cheddar Cheeze Spread instantly amplifies the spicy flavor and makes the texture super creamy and luxurious. I could eat it with a spoon!

vegan quesadillas
vegan quesadillas

I like drizzling a bit of olive oil in my cast iron skillet before cooking my quesadillas. It makes the tortilla extra crispy! If you make these Buffalo Jackfruit Vegan Quesadillas, be sure to tag me on Instagram so I can see!

Peace.Love.Plants.

Tiffany

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Buffalo Jackfruit Vegan Quesadillas Recipe

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Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 20-oz. can of jackfruit in water or brine, drained and rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ⅓ cup red onion, finely chopped (plus more for serving)
  • ½ cup vegan buffalo sauce
  • 1 package Plant Perks Sriracha Cheddar Cheeze Spread
  • ¼ cup cilantro, finely chopped (plus more for serving)
  • 4 flour tortillas
  • Vegan sour cream, for serving
  • Green onion, chopped, for serving

Instructions

  1. Cut the core from each piece of jackfruit and discard. Shred the stringy part with your fingers and toss out any large seeds.
  2. Warm a teaspoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and saute until soft, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the jackfruit to the skillet and saute for another minute, then pour in the vegan buffalo sauce. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes, allowing the jackfruit to soften and become infused with flavor. Remove from heat and stir in the Sriracha Cheddar Cheeze Spread and cilantro.
  4. Preheat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Spread a quarter of the buffalo mixture on half of a flour tortilla, leaving a half inch border around the edge. Fold the tortilla in half and transfer to the hot skillet. 
  5. Cook the quesadilla for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, until golden and crisp. Repeat with the remaining buffalo jackfruit and tortillas.
  6. Slice the buffalo jackfruit vegan quesadillas in half and arrange on a platter. Serve with vegan sour cream, green onion, and extra red onion and cilantro.
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