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BBQ jackfruit nachos on a baking sheet

BBQ Jackfruit Nachos

  • Author: Emily Toshiko
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 Servings 1x


BBQ jackfruit nachos are the vegan nachos of your dreams. They truly have ALL the flavors! The sweet and tangy barbeque sauce combined with the salty chips really gets those taste buds dancing!


  • 1-15 oz can black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1-20 oz can jackfruit, drained & rinsed
  • ½ cup barbeque sauce
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 bag tortilla chips

For the Cashew Cheese Sauce:

  • 1 cup unsalted roasted cashews
  • ¼  cup nutritional yeast
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ cup water (more as needed)

Optional Toppings:

  • Diced red onion
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole
  • Lime wedges
  • Cilantro
  • Pickled jalapenos


  1. Soak the cashews in hot water for 15 minutes to 2 hours. 
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. While the oven in preheating, shred the jackfruit into pieces using your hands or two forks. Discard any tough pieces.
  3. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat. Add the jackfruit, barbeque sauce and water. Stir to combine. Cover with a lid and let simmer for 8 minutes. Remove the lid and let any excess liquid cook off. Turn off the heat. 
  4. Spread the tortilla chips out on a baking sheet. Layer them with the black beans and BBQ jackfruit. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
  5. Drain the cashews from the water. Combine the cashews, nutritional yeast, salt, garlic powder, smoked paprika and 1/2 cup of water in a blender. Blend until smooth. Add more water as needed.
  6. Top the nachos with drizzles of cashew cheese, salsa, guacamole and any additional toppings.



  • The cashews will get softer the longer they soak in water. This will make for a smoother “cheese” sauce.
  • Add more water to the cashew cheese sauce as needed.
  • Shred the jackfruit with your hands to achieve the “pulled meat” look.
  • Add your favorite toppings!

Keywords: BBQ Jackfruit Nachos