Barbecue Jackfruit Sliders with Pineapple Salsa (Vegan)

  • Author: Alex
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 sliders 1x
  • Category: main dish


Jackfruit is the perfect plant-based substitute for animal protein in these barbecue jackfruit sliders! Easy homemade barbecue sauce and fresh pineapple salsa give these sliders the best sweet and spicy flavor.



Barbecue Sauce

  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup Hellmann’s® Real Ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce or tamari
  • 1 tbsp honey mustard
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Pineapple Salsa

  • 2 cups pineapple, diced small
  • 1 bell pepper, diced small
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 of a red onion, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 of a jalapeno pepper, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt

Finishing Touches

  • 1 10 oz package pulled jackfruit (find it in the refrigerated section at the grocery store or canned jackfruit is available online)
  • Whole wheat slider buns
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 6 small lettuce leaves


  1. Combine all barbecue sauce ingredients in a saucepan and stir to combine. Heat over medium heat for 5 minutes until smooth. Remove from heat.
  2. While the sauce heats, combine all pineapple salsa ingredients in a mixing bowl and toss to combine.
  3. Heat the pulled jackfruit in a frying pan, stirring occasionally, until heated through. Add about 1/2 cup of barbecue sauce and stir to coat the jackfruit.
  4. Toast the slider buns (optional), then top each bun with about 1/3 cup jackfruit, a few slices of avocado, lettuce, and a scoop of pineapple salsa.


  • These sliders would also make delicious tacos!

Keywords: jackfruit, jackfruit sliders, vegan, plant-based, homemade barbecue sauce