Jackfruit Burrito Bowl

This homemade jackfruit burrito bowl is grain free, gluten free, vegan, soy free, dairy free, and flavor-FULL. The perfect way to get your tex-mex fix with none of the guilt!

jackfruit burrito bowl

Imagine your favorite burrito bowl.  Now take that image in your head, throw it to the side, and make room for the one you are about to experience.  Thanks to the unique texture of jackfruit and the great invention that is cauliflower rice, this bowl really makes for an incredible tex-mex option that is both healthy, low carb, and vegan friendly!

Jack – Who?

jack fruit
Whole Jack Fruits @ Dekalb Farmer’s Market

Have you ever had jack fruit before?  Ever seen one?  I am relatively new to the jack fruit scene too.  I have a friend who is vegetarian who has always loved it as a meat alternative and I was always so confused – how could a fruit substitute as a meat?  Still confused by jack fruits I finally ran into a whole one when I was walking around the Dekalb Farmers Market.  These things are HUGE.  Like easily bigger than my head.  And heavy!  I could not lift one.  So now not only was I confused by jack fruits, I was scared of them.  Convinced I would never see that day that I’d be trying them.  Until I ran into a pre-packaged tex-mex option at Publix.  Because who doesn’t love tex-mex and hello meatless Monday options!

I was super excited to see that the ingredients in this package were pretty clean, mostly just the jack fruit and spices, so I went for it.  But that is always something you need to look out for if you are going to buy something pre made, so just be sure to check your labels!

Build Your Own

The best part about this bowl is that you can make it however you like it!  Take my recipe below, which in my humble opinion is the bomb dot com, or feel free to switch it up!  I’ve made these and added some jalapenos, black beans, corn, salsa – anything you’d find in a traditional tex mex shop will be a great addition.  So feel free to play around!

Let’s Make a Jackfruit Burrito Bowl!

Honestly this recipe is hard to mess up.  It is mostly just combining a bunch of ingredients together.  But there is one thing I want to point out in order to make sure you enjoy your bowl as much as possible.  And that is in regards to the cauliflower rice.  First – if you buy a whole head of cauliflower and are ricing it yourself, be sure not to rice it too small to the point it becomes mush.  You want big enough pieces so that you can cook it and it still acts like rice!  Speaking of cooking brings me to my second tip.  Don’t overcook.  Think of it as al dente rice. Because if you cook it until it becomes too soft, just like if you rice it too small, it can become a little mushy.  So err on the side of larger pieces and shorter cooking time.  You can always taste it as you go!  If you want another fun option you could also try this with Banza’s chickpea rice or RightRice’s Spanish style.

Besides that feel free to swap out any spices or veggies as you’d like!  This is your bowl after all 😉

And if you are feeling really fun, make one of my baked tortilla bowls to put it all in and finish your meal off with a real strawberry daiquiri or a watermelon margarita!

Happy fiesta-ing!

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jack fruit burrito bowl

Jackfruit Burrito Bowl

  • Author: Megan
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: about 3 servings 1x


Gluten Free, Vegan, Refined Sugar Free

This homemade jackfruit burrito bowl is gluten free, grain free, vegan, soy free, dairy free, and flavor-FULL. The perfect way to get your tex-mex fix with none of the guilt!


  • 1 package of Tex-Mex Jackfruit fromThe Jackfruit Company
    • OR:  buy 2 cans of young green jackfruit (to season you will need chili powder, cayenne pepper, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt – to taste)
  • 1 cauliflower head
    • OR: one bag of cauliflower pre-riced
  • Black pepper, cayenne pepper, and cumin, to taste
  • Shredded lettuce
  • kale and/or spinach leaves
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • Spicy guacomole
  • Vegan sour cream (Follow Your Heart makes a good one)
  • Hot sauce 



  1. If prepackaged – cook according to instructions to reheat.
  2. If canned – drain and rinse, then remove hard part of fruit, saute with olive oil and spices until it softens.


  1. If you bought an entire cauliflower head you will need to rice in your food processor before cooking.  If you purchased pre-riced, skip this step.
  2. Cook over medium heat on stove with olive oil and cayenne, black pepper, and cumin to taste.  Cook until it starts to soften but stop before it gets too soft.


  1. Fill half of your bowl with the cauliflower rice, fill the other half with shredded lettuce and spinach/kale.
  2. Top with the sliced yellow pepper, jackfruit, guacomole, and greek yogurt.
  3. Drizzle on as much hot sauce as you want, and enjoy!


Not Vegan?  I love using plain greek yogurt as a sour cream alternative!

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican


  • Serving Size: 1 bowl

Keywords: jackfruit burrito bowl, healthy burrito bowl, vegan burrito bowl

If you try this bowl, please leave a comment below letting me know what you think!  If you remake on Instagram don’t forget to tag me at @donutworry_behealthy so I can see your creation and send you my love!


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