For this dish I used a lot of store bought help, since both the pizza and the BBQ jackfruit parts of the “BBQ Jackfruit Pizza” are…. store bought. I wish I was more sorry, but I’m not because it was dang delicious and one of the easiest dinners to pull off at the end of a long work day.
The only “real” cooking involves chopping the mango, red onion, jalapeno, and cilantro for the mango salsa, but that can happen while the pizza is baking in the oven. So that means, total, this dish takes 15-20 minutes from start to stomach. It was a huge hit with the hubs, especially since tangy BBQ and sweet silky mango are two of his favorite flavors ever (honestly, who doesn’t love them?)
Please feel free to use whichever frozen pizza crust you like from your grocery store, and if you can’t find packaged BBQ jackfruit, just mix a can of jackfruit with bbq sauce before layering it on the pizza crust. Easy as (pizza) pie.
A handful of arugula at the end adds texture and a peppery flavor that balances the sweet and tangy flavors on the pizza. Enjoy!
1 store bought frozen pizza crust, thawed per instructions
1 package BBQ Jackfruit (I used the Jackfruit Company), or mix together 1 can jackfruit and 1/2 cup bbq sauce
2 mangoes, peeled and diced
1/2 red onion, diced
1 jalapeno, deseeded and minced
1/2 cup fresh chopped cilantro
1 Tbsp lime juice
1 tsp kosher salt
1 handful arugula
Preheat oven to 425 degrees (or as instructed by crust packaging). Prep mango, red onion, jalapeno, and cilantro, and combine in a bowl with lime juice and kosher salt. Mix to combine and set aside. Place pizza dough on a baking sheet and top with bbq jackfruit, leaving a one inch border. Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes (or as instructed). Top with a layer of mango salsa and the arugula. Cut into slices and serve immediately.
Makes 6 slices