Vegan Gluten-Free Ackee Recipe


  • 1 can Jamaican ackee, drained
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • ½ cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1 diced spring onion
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme or1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped,  or 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 whole Scotch Bonnet pepper, or 1 Habanero pepper (optional)
  • Sea salt to taste


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook stirring occasionally until soft, approximately three minutes.
  2.  Stir in minced garlic and chopped red bell pepper. Cook one minute, then add the spring onion, thyme, and tomatoes. Cook. Stirring, for about one minute.
  3.  Add the ackee, salt, and Scotch Bonnet or Habanero pepper. Sor gently to coat the ackee with seasonings.
  4. Cover and reduce heat. Simmer five minutes.
  5. Serve with dumplings, callaloo, and fried plantains.

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