Pretty much every day since I made those delicious pickled carrots and daikon (link here), I’ve wanted to make this banh mi sandwich. I finally went grocery shopping yesterday so I got all the ingredients to make my wish come true.
If you don’t know, a banh mi is a vietnamese sandwich served on a french baguette. It typically has sliced pork, but I used seared tofu, pickled veggies (carrots and daikon), sliced cucumber, fresh cilantro and mayo/spicy mayo. I also put some thinly sliced jalapeno on mine for an extra kick.
This is a good sandwich that you can prepare in the morning and take with you to school/work. Because it’s a crunchy baguette, it won’t get soggy. It’s also just so fresh and healthy. I love all the fresh cilantro and veggies. This is a meal you can feel good about.
Like I said before, this sandwich usually has pork, but I used tofu. You could also use thinly sliced chicken breast or even beef. Any of those options would be tasty. It is also very easy to make this sandwich vegan by using tofu and vegan mayo. I think you could feed a tofu banh mi to any meat-eater and they would love it.