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Jackfruit tuna melt stacked with a pickle on top.

Jackfruit No-Tuna Melt

I'm happy to say that this is the best vegan tuna dish I've had yet! The texture is perfect and the taste... come on! This Jackfruit No-Tuna Melt is SO good warm and melty but is just as delicious served as a cold no-tuna salad sandwich. Be sure to tag me on instagram and leave a review down below if you try this recipe. Enjoy! 
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Liv King


  • 1 20 oz Can of Jackfruit in Brine
  • cup Celery minced
  • cup Carrots minced
  • 3 tbsps Red Onion
  • 3 tbsps Dill Pickles
  • cup Vegan Mayo
  • 1 tablespoon Nutritional Yeast
  • 2 tbsps Lemon Juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • 2 teaspoon Agave or Maple Syrup
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Dill
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Kelp Granules optional
  • teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes or more to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt or more to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon Black Pepper or more to taste
  • 1-2 tbsps Vegan Butter for cooking
  • 1-2 tbsps Olive Oil for cooking
  • Bread I used a Country Loaf from my local bakery
  • Vegan Cheese Slices I used Cheddar


  • Drain and rinse the can of jackfruit. Shred the jackfruit, removing hard core and seeds. 
  • Mince the celery, carrots, red onion, and pickles. Add chopped veggies to the jackfruit and stir to combine. 
  • Whisk together the vegan mayo, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, mustard, agave syrup, fresh dill, garlic, kelp granules, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Then, add the mixture to the jackfruit and stir until evenly combined. 
  • Heat a large pan on medium heat with ½ tablespoon Olive Oil and ½ tablespoon of Vegan Butter. Add more olive oil and butter in between sandwiches, if needed. 
  • Slice bread and place a large helping of jackfruit no-tuna on top and 1 slice of vegan cheese. Close the sandwich with another piece of bread and place in the pan. 
  • Cook on both sides until golden brown and the cheese has melted. Repeat with remaining sandwiches. ***If vegan cheese doesn't fully melt, remove top piece of bread and place the oven on broil. Heat the sandwich, cheese side up, until melted. Watch carefully. 
  • Serve and enjoy! 
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