Tuna Banh Mi Sandwich

Tuna Banh Mi Sandwich (Vietnamese Style)

Last Updated on August 13, 2022 by Share My Kitchen

For this recipe, you will be making soft French rolls stuffed with seasoned tuna, shredded carrots, sliced cucumbers, jalapenos, and cilantro. These Vietnamese-style tuna banh mi is tasty, simple, and make a great pantry meal.

Vietnamese sandwiches were a mainstay in a lot of households.

Many families would often order sandwiches from a banh mi shop to take home, then keep them in the fridge, and eat them slowly over the week. These are delicious, full of flavor, and great for school lunches.

However, if you are unfamiliar with banh mi, these are Vietnamese-style sandwiches. These are often made with soft French baguettes stuffed with cold cuts, mayo, pate, and fresh herbs. You also have the option of choosing different meats! You can choose meatballs, tofu, sardines, grilled meats, and more. It all depends on your mood and your preference. However, the most popular combination is usually the cold cuts.

Since the pandemic started, there has been a lot of time to be more creative in the kitchen. You do not need to make elaborate dishes that take a lot of time to cook and plate. Instead, it can just be simple dishes you crave that require only pantry ingredients. And today’s recipe’s key ingredient is tuna.

Tuna can be prepared in any way you want. To make tuna salad to go with your crackers, all you need is mayo, a bit of salt and pepper, and lemon juice. However, for this Vietnamese banh mi, the tuna is seasoned with Asian flavors.

It is seasoned with sesame oil, soy sauce, sugar, and minced garlic to get that garlic soy flavor. Slice open the banh mi. Then, spread mayonnaise on one side, and drizzle soy sauce on the other. Add sliced jalapenos, julienned cucumbers, carrots, and cilantro to garnish the sandwich.

How to Make Vietnamese Style Tuna Banh Mi

These sandwiches are full of flavor, but the fresh herbs and vegetables keep them refreshing. They are easy to prepare, delicious, and great for quick meals. Also, these are perfect for those banh mi cravings!

Add tuna, soy sauce, finely minced garlic, granulated sugar, and sesame oil to a medium-sized bowl. Then, mix everything until well combined. You can also add finely diced Thai chili peppers for a spicy kick. Put aside.

To make these Vietnamese-style tuna banh mi, toast two French baguettes until the outsides are crispy. However, keep in mind that the inside needs to remain soft. You can slice 6-inch baguettes in half and open them up.

Next, spread mayonnaise on one side of the bread. For extra flavor, drizzle some soy sauce on the other side.

Add the seasoned tuna, and top it with thinly sliced cucumbers, shredded carrots, sliced jalapenos, and cilantro, as you like.

Then, serve your Vietnamese-style tuna banh mi warm or cold.

Enjoy!

Tuna Banh Mi Sandwich Recipe Card

Ingredients

  • 1 – 16 oz can tuna packed in water, drained
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 soft French baguettes

Toppings

  • Carrots, julienned
  • Jalapenos, sliced
  • Cucumbers, sliced
  • cilantro

Directions

  1. Add tuna, soy sauce, finely minced garlic, granulated sugar and sesame oil to a medium sized bowl. Then, mix everything together until well combined. You can also add finely diced Thai chili peppers for a spicy kick. Put aside.
  2. In order to make these Vietnamese style tuna banh mi, toast two French baguettes until the outsides are crispy. However, keep in mind that the inside needs to remain soft. You can slice 6-inch baguettes in half and open them up.
  3. Next, spread mayonnaise on one side of the bread. For extra flavor, drizzle some soy sauce on the other side.
  4. Add the seasoned tuna, and top it with thinly sliced cucumbers, shredded carrots, sliced jalapenos, and cilantro, as you like.
  5. Then, serve your Vietnamese-style tuna banh mi warm or cold.

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