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The Best vegan banh mi

The Best vegan banh mi (v)

It’s Vietnamese theme today and what better way than to enjoy with a banh mi sandwich!

My friend from Maryland wanted me to recreate a vegan banh mi recipe so here it is! Well, after a few trial and errors on trying to “perfect” this sandwich, I think I did pretty well don’t you?
The best vegan banh mi

*When creating this recipe I went a little creative and covered the tofu in duo colored sesame seed coating for extra color and texture, but obviously this is totally optional.

Tip: make the pickled daikon slaw recipe a few hours to a day in advance, to better marinate. You can always use the extras throughout the week!

Ingredients:

  • Organic Whole Wheat hot dog buns (from Whole Foods)
  • Sliced fried tofu, firm*
  • quick pickled daikon “slaw” *
  • sunflower seed “pate” *
  • mandolined cucumbers
  • vegan mayo
  • cilantro
  • few sliced jalapenos

* To prepare Tofu
1 clove garlic, minced
1 ½ tbsp liquid amino ( or soy sauce)
¼ tsp ginger, minced
duo colored sesame seeds, optional

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Make sure you drain all the water with a paper towel to achieve a crispy coating. Mix all ingredients together and dip sliced tofu in the marinade. Fry tofu on medium high until light golden brown. Set aside.

*To prepare Pate:
¼ cup raw sunflower seeds
1 ½ tbsp tahini, add more as needed
3-4 tbsp water, more as needed
juice of half a lemon
pinch of salt

sunflower vegan pate

In a food processor, combine all components until sunflower seeds are somewhat grounded. Add more water if the mixture is too dry.

*To prepare pickled daikon “slaw”
1/4 cup vinegar (I used apple cider)
1 cup water
a drizzle of agave
1 cup carrots and daikon radish, julienned

In a medium bowl whisk together all ingredients. Toss in shredded daikon and carrots and refrigerate.

Steps:

1.)  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Toast buns open faced for 5-6 minutes or until lightly toasted.

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2.)  Smear pate on one side of the bun and vegan mayo on the opposite side.

3.)  Lay tofu, cucumber, pickled daikon, jalapenos, and top with a few cilantro pieces

vegan bahn mi from ahnestveggie.com

from ahnestveggie.com

Enjoy!
xoxo Sarah