Salmon Bahn Mi Sandwich

"Bahn Mi" sandwiches are a delicious and trendy Vietnamese style street food. Traditionally made with a pork pate; we made ours with an Asian inspired canned salmon salad. These are great for picnics and other functions!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Keyword: Canned Salmon, Cucumber
Servings: 2 Large Sandwiches


  • 2 Cups Asian Salmon Salad Recipe Follows
  • 1 Cup Carrots Shredded
  • 1 Cup Sweet and Spicy Pickled Cucumbers Recipe Follows
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Cilantro
  • 1/2 Cup Spicy Mayo Recipe Follows
  • 1 Foot Crusty French Baguette

Asian Salmon Salad

  • 2 7.5 Oz Cans RedHead or ThinkPink Canned Salmon
  • 1/4 Cup Mayo or Vegannaise
  • 1/2 Medium red onion Finely minced
  • 2 tbsp Sambal (found in most asian sections of the grocery store)
  • 2 tbsp Sweet-Chili Sauce (found in most asian sections of the grocery store)
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger finely minced or grated (or use 2 tsp dried)
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil

Sweet and Spicy Pickled Cucumbers

  • 1 Large English Cucumber thinly sliced
  • 1/2 Vidalia or other Sweet Onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup Rice Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp Sambal or Sriracha
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt

Spicy Mayo

  • 1 Cup Mayo or Vegannaise
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha
  • 1 tsp Sambal
  • 1 tsp Lime Juice


Salmon Bahn Mi

  • Slightly warm baguette in oven without toasting. Cut in half and evenly spread mayo on both sides of baguette. Top with Salmon salad, cucumbers, carrots and Cilantro. Cut baguette into quarters with two quarters making one large sandwich that can easily be shared.
  • ***One can easily adapt this and most sandwich recipes to be "paleo" or low-carb friendly by replacing the bread with a collared wrap seen in the photo. This can be done by removing the thickest part of the 'trunk' of the collared and blanching the leaf in boiling water to soften it. It can then be filled with all of your favorite sandwich fillings and wrapped like a tortilla.

Asian Salmon Salad

  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and stir until thoroughly combined.

Sweet and Spicy Pickled Cucumbers

  • Place Cucumbers and onions in a small bowl in an even layer. Whisk together all other ingredients and pour over vegetables. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Spicy Mayo

  • Whisk together in a small bowl; refrigerate after using.
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