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Tofu Banh Mi

Tofu Banh Mi\\

I love a good sandwich but sandwiches can get a bit redundant when you are vegetarian.  I eat vegan the majority of the time which cuts down on the sandwich choices even more.  My kids would be happy with PB and honey every day I think.  I need a little more variety.

I come across some great looking vegan sandwiches on Pinterest.  Last week I finally got around to actually making a couple of them!  I have never had an authentic Banh Mi so I don’t have anything to compare but this tofu banh mi was great.   It was easy to put together and had great flavor.  I will definitely be making this one again.  Probably for lunch today!

Tofu Banh Mi | Thrifty Veggie Mama

Tofu Banh Mi

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 4 sandwiches

Tofu Banh Mi


  • 1 package extra firm tofu, sliced
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • pinch of salt
  • baquette
  • sriracha
  • broccoli slaw
  • red onion, sliced
  • fresh cilantro leaves


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil. Spray aluminum foil with cooking spray.
  3. In a small bowl mix the soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, honey, ginger, red pepper flakes and salt.
  4. Dip the tofu slices in the sauce and place on baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes, flipping after 15 minutes.
  6. To assemble the sandwiches:
  7. Slice baguette.
  8. Lay the tofu slices on half of the baguette. Squirt on a little sriracha.
  9. Place the broccoli slaw, red onion, and cilantro on the tofu. Top with other half of the baguette.


Adapted from Eat Live Run

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  1. I always need new vegetarian sandwich ideas. We get so bored with them. This looks mouth watering! I can’t wait to try.

  2. GORGEOUS Photo!! And you know I love all things Vietnamese!

  3. Oh, wow! That looks fantastic! I don’t eat many sandwiches these days, but every once in awhile one catches my eye… like this one. :)

  4. Oh wow, this looks amazing! I love this :) it is something I wouldn’t quickly get sick of.

  5. These look great. I must admit I sometimes get a Banh Mi from the local take away hot bread shop with cheese and the crunchy shallots are particularly good as well. I’ll have to give this one a try.

  6. Looks like a great meatless monday option.


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