Think avocadoes are just an ingredient for guacamole? Think again. They are a key ingredient in Spicy Avocado Banh Mi. This Vietnamese sandwich gets its kick from a jalapeno and a couple of teaspoons of Sriracha.

Recipe by Health January 2012


Credit: Jonny Valiant

Recipe Summary

Serves 3 (serving size: 1/3 sandwich)


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  • Combine vinegar, sugar, and salt in saucepan; bring to boil over medium-high heat. Stir to dissolve sugar (1 minute); let stand until cool (20–30 minutes). Add carrot and radish. Let stand until vegetables pickle (15 minutes); strain and discard liquid. In bowl, mix Sriracha and mayonnaise. Slice half of avocado; set aside. Spread rest of avocado on half of toasted baguette. On remaining half baguette, spread mayo mixture. Fill sandwich with avocado slices, pickled vegetables, sliced jalapeño, and cilantro leaves. Cut into 3 pieces.



Talde, Brooklyn, New York

Nutrition Facts

318 calories; fat 11.1g; saturated fat 1g; mono fat 6.5g; poly fat 1.9g; protein 7g; carbohydrates 50g; fiber 6g; cholesterol 5mg; iron 3mg; sodium 612mg; calcium 34mg.