I’m kind of on a Banh Mi kick right now. If you’re unfamiliar with Banh Mì, it’s simply a Vietnamese term for all kinds of bread. Yup – a Banh Mi is basically a big sandwich comprised of a baguette filled with flavorful meat, tangy fresh and pickled veggies, cilantro, and a spicy sauce. You’ll find Banh Mi sandwiches made many, many different ways, with a wide ranging list of ingredients, and as different as they are, I’ve never eaten a Banh Mi I didn’t like. Believe me, I have eaten plenty.
Don’t let the lengthy ingredient list fool you – the basic Banh Mi recipe is super simple to prepare. And if your’e looking for lighter meals for the warmer months ahead, my favorite deconstructed Banh Mi salad has the same great flavors as the classic Vietnamese sandwich, minus the carbs! It’s light, healthy, and has all the bright flavors of a classic Banh Mi sandwich, stacked on a bed of crispy greens. It’s in big-salad-on-a-platter form, perfect for busy days and nights.
Give this Banh Mi salad recipe a try – I guarantee you’ll become a convert after one bite!