Vietnamese Sandwiches

Jo Zimny


This has got to be one of my favorite sandwiches of all time. You can add other vegetables to it if you like. I did, I added some sliced Roma tomato and steamed asparagus. But be creative, it all tastes good :).

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30 Min


1-2 clove
1/2 tsp
sea salt
1/4 c
rice wine vinegar
1 tsp
1/2 c
grated carrots, peeled and shredded
1/3 c
thinly sliced sweet onions
2 Tbsp
jalapeno chile, finely sliced
4 slice
bread, toasted
4 tsp
vegenaise (i used a lot more)
3/4 lb
cooked turkey breast, shredded
1 Tbsp
lime juice
1/2 tsp
5 spice powder
1/2 c
fresh cilantro

How to Make Vietnamese Sandwiches


  • 1With a mortar and pestle crush the garlic and salt together into a paste. Or use a knife if you don't have a mortar and pestle. Put it into a medium mixing bowl.
  • 2Add the vinegar and Xylitol to the bowl and give it a good stir top dissolve the Xylitol. You can replace the Xylitol with sugar.
  • 3Add the shredded carrots and chilies. I used 1/4 tsp. cayenne in mine because we don't care for hot things. Toss everything and set it aside.
  • 4Toast your 8 pieces of bread. You can also use a baguette if you prefer, just cut it into 4 equal pieces, then cut each piece in half.
  • 5Spread both sides of your bread with the Vegenaise (or other mayo if you prefer).
  • 6Arrange the meat on the bread. You can use chicken or pork as well. Sprinkle the meat with the lime juice and some of the 5 Spice Powder.
  • 7Top with the carrot salad and the cilantro leaves.
  • 8Cover with the bread tops.
  • 9Enjoy!

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About Vietnamese Sandwiches

Course/Dish: Turkey, Sandwiches
Regional Style: Asian