Banh Mi Sandwich

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I have no idea what an actual Banh Mi sandwich tastes like but this version is pretty darn good! A traditional Banh Mi sandwich, which is a Vietnamese sandwich, has meat and pickled veggies- none of those are included here. Pickling veggies isn’t something I’ve experimented with yet but plan to soon at some point. Today, I made a tangy dressing for the slaw and replaced the meat with tofu. If you are looking for a new sandwich idea to try or have had an actual Banh Mi Sandwich, see how this one compares!

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  • 1 loaf of baguette*, cut into 4 pieces & lightly toasted

*Note: I actually found a soft baguette that worked really well in this recipe! 4 ciabattas may also work!


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Tofu Ingredients 

  • 2 15 oz blocks of tofu
  • 3 tbsp Tamari
  • ¼ veggie broth
  • ½ Lime, juiced
  • 1 thumb of Ginger, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced

Tofu Instructions

  1. Cut the tofu into 8 planks.
  2. Place in a shallow bowl and set aside.
  3. Whisk the remaining ingredients in a bowl then pour over the tofu planks. Allow the tofu to marinate for at least 30 minutes, flipping mid-way through.
  4. In a pan, over medium heat spray with coconut spray or add a bit of coconut oil.
  5. Now add the tofu and let it sear for 10 minutes.
  6. Flip then allow it to crisp for another 10 minutes. Set aside.

Slaw Ingredients 

  • 1 Lemon, juiced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ½ tsp Maple
  • ¼ tsp Salt, or to taste
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 2 cup Slaw mix

Slaw Instructions

  1. Whisk all of the ingredients, except for the slaw.
  2. Once whisked, add the slaw and set aside, or in the fridge.

Suggested Toppings

  • Cilantro or Spicy Mayo
  • 1 Cucumber, ribboned (with a veggie peeler)
  • Arugula, or other leafy green
  • ½ small red onion, sliced thin
  • 1 Jalapeno, sliced thin
  • 4 Cilantro sprigs, or more


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Assembly Instructions

  1. Open the bread, if you have not done so already, and spread both sides with spread.
  2. Add the arugula then top with 2 tofu planks.
  3. Next, add desired amount of slaw, onions, jalapeno and cilantro, if using. Enjoy!

Watch the Video to see how to make it!


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