Hawaiian Jackfruit Pineapple Kebabs

Indulge me one last time (for awhile anyway) in my love of jackfruit?  Because these Hawaiian Jackfruit Pineapple Kebabs were so incredibly tasty!

So far, we’ve made a Vegan Teryaki Jackfruit Bowl, Jackfruit Flautas with Sweet Corn Sauce, Vegan Pulled Jackfruit Sandwiches (with traditional BBQ sauce), Kentucky Fried Jackfruit, use it in my Vegan Nicoise SaladHomemade Jackfruit Tortilla Soup and most recently, Pulled Jackfruit with Alabama White Barbecue Sauce.

Hawaiian Jackfruit Pineapple Kebabs

I have heard from a number of readers that they are unable to find the canned jackfruit locally, so I’ve compiled a few good options available from Amazon.  The one pictured is from Native Forest.  That being said, it is packed in a salty brine and I am finding myself more prone to direct you to the ones packed in water.  Trader Joes, Whole Foods, etc. all carry these products.  Just avoid those that are packed in a sweet syrup.

I got a little creative and used maple-flavored tempeh bacon (it’s growing on me).  But because it’s so thin, I decided to stack them and cut into 1″ pieces.  These need to be pre-cooked in a saute pan with a bit of oil.  They caramelize and firm up enough for skewering.

Hawaiian Jackfruit Pineapple Kebabs

I mentioned in my post for Pulled Jackfruit with Alabama White Barbecue Sauce that after draining and rinsing the can of jackfruit, I sort through to find the most sturdy pieces for these kebabs.  I reserve the rest for a pulled jackfruit recipe.

Hawaiian Jackfruit Pineapple Kebabs

There is no real rhyme or reason to how I layered these kebabs.  Just alternate red, green and yellow peppers, red onions, the tempeh bacon, pineapple pieces and of course, our jackfruit pieces that you have tossed or brushed with barbecue sauce.  I just use my favorite bottled sauce.

Hawaiian Jackfruit Pineapple Kebabs

You can use an outdoor grill (or a grill pan on the stove if you don’t have one).  Either way, be sure you oil the grates well because we don’t want things to stick.

Hawaiian Jackfruit Pineapple Kebabs

If you prefer your veggies a bit more tender, feel free to roast the cut pieces in a tin pan on the grill before threading on the skewers.  I like to serve my kebabs over white rice with a bit more of the barbecue sauce.

Hawaiian Jackfruit Pineapple Kebabs

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Hawaiian Jackfruit Pineapple Kebabs


Hawaiian Jackfruit Pineapple Kebabs

Hawaiian Jackfruit Pineapple Kebabs

Hawaiian Jackfruit Pineapple Kebabs
Course Main Course
Cuisine Vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author aimee


  • 1 package Maple Flavored Tempeh Bacon cooked in 1 tsp of oil
  • 1-2 cans Canned Jackfruit in brine or preferably, water if you can find it
  • 1/2 c Bottled Barbecue Sauce
  • 1 each Red, Yellow/Orange and Green Pepper Cut into 1" pieces
  • 1 medium Red/Purple Onion Cut into 1" pieces
  • 1 c Pineapple Chunks
  • White Rice cooked, for serving
  • Italian Parsley for garnish


  1. Prep the white rice according package instructions.

  2. In a large saute pan over medium high heat, add 1 tsp of oil and the tempeh bacon.  Cut into 1" pieces.

  3. While the tempeh bacon is cooking, cut all of the veggies and pineapple into 1" pieces.

  4. If you like your veggies a bit more cooked, you can roast them in a tin foil pan on the grill or in a saute pan for a few minutes before assembly.

  5. Assemble your skewers, stacking the bacon pieces. I like to toss the jackfruit with BBQ sauce.  You can brush with more on the grill.

  6. Brush the grill (or grill pan if doing indoors) with enough oil so they won't stick.

  7. Grill until veggies are tender and everything on the skewer has grill marks.  Try to turn only once halfway through.

  8. Serve over cooked white rice and with additional barbecue sauce.  Garnish with fresh parsley.

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