Jackfruit Patties: The Vegan's Tuna Cakes

Written by McDonald, T.  |  Date 3rd of June 2024

These are a wonderful addition to your home cooking repertoire.  These patties have a great zingy taste with a little kick from the spices. The jackfruit gives them an amazing texture making them just moist enough. Low in cals too.


  • You can use any flour or even bread crumbs.  
  • Goes with veg, salad, or quinoa.  


Makes 6 patties

Time, 20 minutes


  • Onion x 1/2
  • Flax egg (1 tbsp of ground flax seed and 3 tbsp of cold water)
  • Canned jackfruit x 250 g (drained)
  • Fresh flat leaf parsley x 15 g
  • Celery x 1 stick
  • Vegan mayonnaise x 1 tbsp
  • Dijon mustard x 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice and zest of 1/2 a lemon
  • Salt & pepper x a pinch each
  • Cayenne pepper x 1/4 tsp
  • Wholemeal flour x 2 tbsp


  1. Prepare the jackfruit. Break the jackfruit up and squeeze out the water.  This is you substitute tuna. Add it to a small mixing bowl.
  2. Finely dice the onion and celery and add then to the bowl. Mix together.
  3. Add the mustard, mayo, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, lemon juice and zest of lemon. Mix again. 
  4. Add the flour and mix.  You are looking for a very well combined mixture that will stick together. 
  5. Make 6 balls with the mixture using your hands. Try to keep them the small sort of size. Leave in the fridge for about 10 to 15 minutes.
  6. When you are ready to cook them, take them out of the fridge and flatten them into patties.  Gently place them into a frying pan of heated oil and fry on each side for about 4 minutes.  
  7. Leave to cool for a minute before serving.

Jackfruit looks like tune when squeezed.

Mash the mixture together.


I hope that you liked this blog and if you do try this recipe, please let me know how you got on and what it turned out like. You can leave a comment in the comments below.



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