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Breadfruit with Coconut Milk

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Ready In: 30 minutes
Serves: 12
Dairy-freeGluten-freeLow Added SugarVeganVegetarianLow Sodium

Breadfruit, a large fruit with a starchy texture much like a potato, is popular in tropical countries around the world but can be tough to find in the U.S. outside of Hawaii. We used cassava in the photo, which is easier to find in fresh or frozen varieties.

What you'll need

Measuring spoons
Measuring cups
Sharp knife
Cutting board
Large pot
Shallow dish
Slotted spoon


Serves 12
1 Breadfruit unripe or 2 pounds Cassava thawed if frozen
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 cup Coconut Milk


1.Peel breadfruit, and cut into large wedges.
2.Place in a large pot. Add salt and then enough water to cover the breadfruit. Bring to a boil. Then, reduce heat, and simmer until tender, 10 to 20 minutes.
3.Using a slotted spoon, transfer carefully to a shallow dish; discard the water. Drizzle with coconut milk while still warm.

Storage Tips

  • When working with unripe breadfruit, coat your knife and the cutting board with vegetable oil to prevent them from sticking to the fruits natural sap.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 0.50 cup

Serving Per Container 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories 87
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.2 g2%
Saturated Fat <1 g5%
Sodium 100 mg4%
Total Carbohydrate 21 g8%
Dietary Fiber 3.7 g13%
Protein <1 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

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