Friday, 23 November 2018

Jackfruit Salad 菠萝蜜沙拉

Jackfruit is similar to durian, you either like it or hate it. It has a relatively strong and unique smell like durian. To me, it smells a little like fermented fish sauce, but less intense. The fruit is usually sweet and crunchy. I use the jackfruit to combine with Japanese cucumber, red chilli, lime juice and ground roasted peanut, to make into a salad that tasted like rojak despite shrimp paste was not part of the ingredients. It may not smell nice, but taste fantastic in your mouth 😋😍

Servings: 3~4 persons


All the quantities are just a guide, you can adjust according to your preference.

3 seeds jackfruits
1 Japanese cucumber/kyuri
1/2 red chilli

juice from 1/2 a lime
1 tbsp ground roasted peanut
chinese coriander for garnshing

Salt and sugar to taste


1. Rinse and de-seed the Japanese cucumber. Cut into thin strips with skin.

Rub about 1/4 tsp of low-sodium fine salt to the cucumber strips. Set aside for about 15 minutes.

Drain away the cucumber juice.

2. Wash and de-seed the jackfruit seeds.

Shred the jackfruit fresh into thin strips.

De-seed red chilli and cut into thin strips.

3. Add shredded Japanese cucumber, jackfruit and red chilli into a bowl. Squeeze fresh lime juice over the fruits.

Add some raw sugar,

and a teaspoon of ground roasted peanut powder,

or MORE ground roasted peanut over the mixture.

Garnish with chinese coriander leaves. Ready to toss and enjoy the salad cold 😋

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