This isn’t an authentic Banh Mi sandwich, but it’s easy to make, delicious and great to take to work. Instead of mayo, I am using avocado, it’s the perfect alternative (and so much healthier!).
A Banh Mi Sandwich combines the best out of two worlds. It’s a Vietnamese street food that uses a French Baguette.
Typical for the Banh Mi Sandwich is mayo (for which I am using avocado instead), the crusty bread, grated carrot, fresh cilantro, chillies (I use Sriracha sauce instead), and meat (I am using crispy tofu instead).
I am so, so, so sad because in my city opened a small Vietnamese restaurant and they have lots of different Banh Mi Sandwiches but none of them is vegan! Ugh!
So I have to make my own to satisfy my Banh Mi cravings. It’s easy to make, though, so it’s not too bad and I can add in whatever I WANT which is another plus! :)
I just love making Banh Mi Sandwiches because they are tasting fresh, and light and are still filling.
More delicious vegan sandwiches
- Vegan Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches
- Vegan Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich
- Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich with Smoked Tofu
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I hope you enjoy these vegan Banh Mi Sandwiches as much as I do! Let me know if you give them a try!
Vegan Banh Mi Sandwich
- 2 mini baguettes or use a regular-sized one and cut it in half
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 10 slices firm tofu
- 1 dash salt
- 1 avocado pitted and peeled
- 1 carrot shredded
- 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
- sriracha sauce optional
- For the crispy tofu slices, add the sesame oil in a medium-sized pan and pan-fry the tofu on medium to high heat. Season with a dash of salt.
- Cut the mini baguettes open and spread 1/2 avocado on the bottom layer of each baguette.
- Add the crispy tofu slices, top with shredded carrots and lots of fresh cilantro.
- If you want it spicy, add sriracha sauce.