Vegan Bánh Mì Sandwich

Whoa! We were first introduced to Bánh Mì flavors at a burger restaurant in Charlotte, NC. Those pickled veggies, cilantro, and Asian spices. Yum! I had craved another before I was even able to digest the one I had just eaten. Sadly, that item left the menu, and I was on the search for another Bánh Mì to satisfy my cravings. We’ve dined on Bánh Mì at several vegan restaurants, but I still haven’t come across one that matches that Bánh Mì burger from the past. While this sandwich is not a burger, it does tickle the taste buds with its inclusion of one of our favorite herbs – Thai basil – which we are lucky enough to get in our CSA share! 🙂


Vegan Bánh Mì Sandwich

Vegan Bánh Mì Sandwich

Vegan Bánh Mì Sandwich


  • Tofu, sliced into finger-wide thin sticks
  • Carrots, ribboned (we used a peeler to cut ribbons)
  • Daikon Radish, ribboned (peeler)
  • Seasoned Rice Vinegar
  • Cucumber, sliced
  • Jalapeno, sliced (optional)
  • Cilantro
  • Thai Basil
  • French Baguette, you could substitute a hoagie roll, but a piece of baguette cut lengthwise worked well
  • Vegan Mayo, we love the Tofu-Cashew Mayo from the PlantPure Cookbook
  • Liquid Aminos, you could sub soy sauce - we used just a spritz, so you don't need much
  • Sriracha, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 450
  2. Toss Carrots and Daikon ribbons in Seasoned Rice Vinegar, set aside
  3. Cut tofu, lay on parchment paper, season with salt and pepper
  4. Bake tofu for 15-20 minutes per side; you want the outside slightly crispy and the inside chewy
  5. Slice cucumber and jalapeno
  6. Slice baguette lengthwise
Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
Carrots and Daikon ribbons in Seasoned Rice Vinegar

Carrots and Daikon ribbons in Seasoned Rice Vinegar


  1. Bread
  2. Mayo
  3. Siracha
  4. Cucumbers
  5. Baked Tofu
  6. Spritz with Liquid Aminos
  7. Carrot and Daikon
  8. Jalapeno
  9. Herbs

Time to dig in and enjoy your fresh sandwich! I could probably make this a weekly staple in our house. It is such a clean meal.  Be sure you @veginspired #veginspiredfoodie on social media and share your pics with us.

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