These Tofu Banh Mi Sandwiches are full of 6 layers of flavor! This healthy, gluten free and vegan dish is perfect for lunch or dinner.
Banh Mi sandwiches are a classic Vietnamese dish. This hard to pronounce lunch (bah me), is prized for its layers and layers of flavor, and this version is not lacking in the flavor department. It is packed with 6 layers of flavor.
First, a good Banh Mi starts with good bread. Choose a baguette from the bakery section of your grocery store. You want it to be crusty on the outside and soft on the inside.
Then, layer two gets spread on the bread. It is a Sriracha Garlic Mayo that brings heat and richness to the sandwich.
Then some sliced jalapeños get stacked on to make up layer number 3.
After that the meat of the dish, or… tofu rather, comes next. The tofu is marinated in a sweet and savory sauce then it is pan fried to perfection and coated in nutty and crunchy sesame seeds.
No Banh Mi would be complete without a piling of pickled vegetables. We will take daikon, carrots, and cucumbers and quick pickle them in a sweet and acidic brine to infuse in some fresh flavor.
Then all that is left, is the 6th layer of fresh cilantro and then the top of the baguette. Grab that sandwich and take a bite!