Spicy Tofu Banh Mi Sandwiches are served on crunchy bread and piled high with delightfully seasoned veggies. This is a great sandwich to enjoy on a leisurely afternoon whether you enjoy the spice or you dial it down a bit. You’ll want to wrap your hands around this sandwich!
This recipe for Spicy Tofu Banh Mi Sandwiches is one I posted when I first started my website more than 10 years ago! I can’t believe it’s been that long, and I can’t believe I haven’t updated those old photos! So here is the same sandwich, same recipe, different photos.
I’ll say that, in my opinion, one of the harder meals to take photos of is anything sandwich-related. For real. I tried to take photos of this Banh Mi sandwich in stages, but they weren’t very good. I tried taking them with bites missing, and while it was nice to enjoy the sandwich while I worked, those weren’t the best either.
Regardless of these photos, these Spicy Tofu Banh Mi Sandwiches taste amazing! When I originally made these sandwiches I had been on a stay-at-home-and-chill path. I’m really glad I tried my hand at these. They’re super-easy to make and deliver BIG on flavor.
Spicy Tofu Banh Mi Sandwiches
This is a hearty sandwich loaded with perfectly balanced contrasts: the crunchy veggies and the soft tofu. The spicy spread. The sweet and tangy marinated veggies (including the heat from the jalapeños and the cool from the cucumbers and cilantro). This banh mi is piled high with ingredients that you can really wrap your hands around and dig into.
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Most banh mi sandwiches are made with pork or some type of meat. Tofu works really well, too, and I used a prepared, Asian-flavored baked tofu. I swapped the traditional daikon radish for regular red radishes since they were easier to come by and I thought they added great color.
My first version ended up being really spicy because I’m always heavy handed with the spicy chili crisp paste. The beauty of the level of spiciness is that it’s up to you to decide how you want to handle things.
If you’re in the market for a sandwich that’s piled high with great ingredients, try these Spicy Tofu Banh Mi Sandwiches. You’ll love wrapping your hands around them and digging in!
Yields Two Sandwiches
4.5 based on 2 review(s) Ingredients Instructions Notes I used prepared, baked tofu to make these sandwiches. You can adjust the amount of heat you add to the mayonnaise mixture with your favorite hot sauce.
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Yields Two Sandwiches
4.5 based on 2 review(s)
I used prepared, baked tofu to make these sandwiches. You can adjust the amount of heat you add to the mayonnaise mixture with your favorite hot sauce.