Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Easy Vegan Dinner: Seitan Banh Mi


On Saturday, we hit up the new Whole Foods for lunch, and Josh and I started trying to think of what we wanted to make for dinner.  We decided on banh mi sandwiches, because I could get seitan or roasted tofu, and Josh could get roast beef.

Now, I'm not going to post a recipe, because there are far better ones all across the internet, so I'll just tell you the key components that we used.


  1. A good loaf of french bread.
  2. A good vegan mayo (I used the Whole Foods brand)
  3. Sriracha
  4. Cilantro
  5. Seitan (and I added pumpkin seeds, because I had some)
  6. Pickled veggies (I cut up what we had on hand and used Vegan Miam's recipe here)





 I cut up the seitan, sauteed it in peanut oil with pumpkin seeds, then roasted it in the oven for a few minutes.  It was really tasty.  I think I prefer baked tofu on a banh mi, but I was glad to try this version.  It's very meaty.

I will be using Vegan Miam's quick pickle recipe forever now.  It's SO GOOD.  If you're not reading that blog, you should start immediately.



We served dinner with some frozen fries from Whole Foods.  It was so tasty that Josh wanted to have it for lunch and dinner the next day.  This is definitely one of those vegan/omni meals that are super easy to customize and make for both people.  I'll be talking more about that tomorrow.

Do you make banh mi's?  What protein do you like the most?  Leave me a comment!

29 comments:

  1. Banh mi's are one of my all time favorite sandwiches ever! I always have mine with tofu, I've never tried one with seitan. Thanks for the idea!

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    1. I definitely love it with tofu, but the seitan gives it a nice texture :D

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  2. oh...my!!!!!! That looks amazing!! And sweet potato fries (frozen or otherwise), yes please. I am definitely trying this with seitan. (SF)

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    1. I know! Sweet potato fries are the best

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  3. That look soooo good!! Did you buy that seitan or make it? And if you bought it, what kind? I need it in my life.

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    1. It's the Upton's Natural brand. I just used the orignal seitan. I cut it up into slices and pan fried it with tamari and a little oil. So.good.

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  4. Thanks for the love, Dana! Oh dear, my recipe styling is old, need to update this! I'm happy you like the pickled veggies! Your banh mi looks amazing!

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    1. Those pickled veggies were the best! Thanks for the great recipe

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  5. Great recipe! I wanted to let you know that I am linking to this. You are welcome to share your recipe at my site if you'd like. Alyssa

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