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I always get excited when I have another Meatless Monday recipe to share with you and this one is especially delicious!! My Pulled Jackfruit BBQ Pizza comes with a gluten-free crust, it's diary-free and meat-free so almost everyone can enjoy it. It's a little crispy, a lot sweet and a bit meaty. This was my first time trying out jackfruit and I absolutely loved it! I can't wait to include it in other recipes. The jackfruit has a texture that's similar to a rotisserie chicken and it pulls apart just as easily. I didn't try it on its own but I honestly couldn't tell it wasn't pork when I added the BBQ sauce. I only purchased one can of the jackfruit but next time I'll definitely double up because it is seriously just that good! Grab the recipe below:


Meatless Monday Recipe : Pulled Jackfruit BBQ Pizza with Gluten-free Crust 

Pulled Jackfruit:

  • 1  can 9.9 oz  green jackfruit in brine or water
  • BBQ sauce of choice - (I used Newman's Own Original - it's gluten-free)
  • 1/4 sweet onion
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp + 1 tsp olive oil
  • optional - pineapple or other toppings (I think jalapeños or apples would also be good!)
  Gluten-free pizza crust:
  • 2 cups all purpose gluten-free flour blend - (I used Pillsbury)
  • 2/3 cup warm water
  • 1 packet instant yeast *make sure you pick a gluten-free brand (I used Fleischmann's)
  • 1/4 cup aquafaba (chickpea water)
  • 1 tsp + 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder

Meatless Monday Recipe : Pulled Jackfruit BBQ Pizza with Gluten-free Crust


1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. 

 2. Start by draining and rinsing the jackfruit.  Next you'll want to remove any seeds and the core (see picture below).  You'll get rid of everything to the right of the arrow. 

Meatless Monday Recipe : Pulled Jackfruit BBQ Pizza with Gluten-free Crust 

 How to cut the core out from jackfruit

3. Once you have your jackfruit ready, set it aside and chop up your onion.  Sauté onion with olive oil over medium heat until it starts to brown. 

4. Then add the jackfruit, water, and bbq sauce.  Let simmer until the jackfruit has absorbed everything.  About 10 minutes. 

5. Break apart the jackfruit with your spatula and spread out onto a baking sheet.  Bake for 10 minutes.  Remove.  Add additional BBQ sauce and bake for another 10 minutes.  

Meatless Monday Recipe : Pulled Jackfruit BBQ Pizza with Gluten-free Crust

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 6. While your jackfruit is cooking, you can prepare the dough for the crust.  Start by whipping the aquafaba, I used a small food processor but you can also use a hand mixer.  You want to get it to the consistency of a beaten egg white, light and frothy.  Set aside. 

 7. In a larger food processor, add your dry ingredients along with your 1 tsp olive oil, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup and warm water.  Mix together. 

 8. Slowly add the aquafaba (about 1/4 at a time) and blend together. 

 9. Once your jackfruit has finished cooking.  Re-preheat your oven to 415 degrees. 

10. Place your dough in between two sheets of parchment and begin to roll out.  You'll want the dough to be about 1/4 inch thick (I divided my dough in half and made two smaller pizzas) 

11. Next place your rolled out dough on a baking sheet and coat it with the 2 tsp olive oil.  Place in oven for 10 minutes. 

12. Remove from pizza crust from oven and add a thick layer of BBQ sauce along with the pulled jackfruit and any other toppings.  Place back into the oven for another 10 minutes.

Meatless Monday Recipe : Pulled Jackfruit BBQ Pizza with Gluten-free Crust Closeup of the pulled bbq jackfruit - YUM!


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I'm excited to share my latest DIY with you!  This DIY is for a nautical rope tray which gives that perfect coastal vibe to an entryway or coffee table.  I used mine on my entryway table and I love it!  Not only does it help brighten up the small space but it always creates a stylish vignette with pieces I already had grouped together.  I used the same rope from my other DIY, DIY Coastal Rope Planter.  I had a bunch of rope left over from that project and still have some more even after making this rope tray.  Not sure what else I can do with it, but I'm sure I'll come up with something.  Check out the step by step to create your own nautical rope tray for your space:  

DIY Nautical Rope Tray DIY Nautical Rope Tray

  • rope
  • scissors
  • thread
  • liquid stitch
  • something to protect your counter or table
DIY Nautical Rope Tray *Note for size reference:  The first bend you make and how many times you go around that bend with rope will determine the overall size of your finished tray.  I made a bend at about 1.5" and my overall tray size was 8.5"  x  7.25". Step 1:  Make the first bend of your rope and glue together using a line of liquid stitch.  You'll want to tie a piece of thread around the bended portion (see below) to help hold it in place while the glue dries.  *Note:  Make sure you don't get any glue on the thread, this will let you cut the thread and pull it out once you've finished your tray.  **Also note that you will not need to keep tying thread around every bend just one or two in the beginning.  

 Tying a piece of thread around your first bend after placing a line of liquid stitch will help hold it together while you work on your piece.

Step 2:  Continue adding a line of liquid stitch as you move your way around.  I only needed to tie one more piece of thread and the rest of the tray held together pretty well, even while I was still working on it.  Keep going around till you get to the size that you would like.  

DIY Nautical Rope Tray

This is what my tray looked like finished while drying. You can see the two pieces of thread tied in the middle. Once the tray was fully dried, I cut them and pulled them out from between the rope.

 Step 3:  (Optional)  I added a short wall around my tray to give it more of a tray like feel and less of a large coaster vibe.  This step is optional and if you don't want to add a wall then your tray is done.  If you would like to add a wall, simple start putting the liquid stitch on top of the rope and stacking it.  Very gently press down on the stacked pieces of rope as you go around to ensure connection.   This way you won't have any gaps in your wall once the glue dries.  

DIY Nautical Rope Tray

 A closeup of my finished rope tray.

Step 4:  Once you've reached the wall height you would like, cut the rope and voila!  your tray is finished!  Let dry for a full 24 hours or per instructions on your liquid stitch, before placing objects in the tray or placing the tray on a table.




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