Young jackfruit salad with tofu

Young jackfruit salad with tofu

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From
The Food of Vietnam
Serves
4-6
Photographer
Alan Benson

Jackfruit is the world’s largest tree-borne fruit, sometimes reaching a metre high when the fruit is fully ripe. Here I use young jackfruit, which is picked green and a lot smaller. Once boiled, young jackfruit is quite similar to artichoke hearts. You can buy fresh young jackfruit at your Asian grocer, and it is also available tinned.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
150g tinned young jackfruit, rinsed in cold water, then cut into small pieces
100g fried tofu puffs, thinly sliced
1 small handful bean sprouts
1 small handful watercress sprigs
5 mint leaves, roughly sliced
5 perilla leaves, roughly sliced
5 vietnamese mint leaves
1 teaspoon Fried red Asian shallots
1 teaspoon roasted peanuts, crushed
1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
1 red chilli, sliced

Dressing

Quantity Ingredient
2 tablespoons sugar
4 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons light soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1 garlic clove, finely diced
1 red chilli, finely diced

Method

  1. To make the dressing, combine the sugar, lime juice and soy sauce in a small bowl and mix until the sugar has dissolved. Stir in the sesame oil, garlic and chilli and set aside.
  2. Add all the remaining ingredients, except the chilli, to a large mixing bowl. Drizzle with 3 tablespoons of the dressing and toss together well. (Transfer the remaining dressing to a clean container — it will keep in the fridge for up to a week, to use in other salad recipes.)
  3. Transfer to a salad bowl, garnish with the chilli and serve.
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