Turkey Banh Mi

So, in a little less than a week, many of us are going to have some leftover turkey. Now, I highly suggest you start with the classic, unbeatable turkey-cranberry-mashed potato sandwich, but if you still have lots of leftover turkey then you need to try this turkey banh mi. It's tangy, crunchy, turkey sandwich heaven. 

Leftover Turkey Banh Mi - with pickled veggies and a tangy mayo sauce | This Healthy Table

What is Banh Mi?

If you aren't familiar with banh mi - it simply means "bread" in Vietnamese. A banh mi sandwich is usually served in a baguette and includes pickled veggies, mayo, pork, and sometimes paté. 

If you're short on time, you could skip the whole pickling of the veggies thing, but I felt like that's what makes this a next level sandwich. And definitely toast the bread - it only takes two minutes and it's 100% worth it. 

Leftover Turkey Banh Mi - with pickled veggies and a tangy mayo sauce | This Healthy Table
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I hope you enjoy this delicious turkey banh mi recipe! If you are looking for other leftover turkey recipes, I highly suggest checking out my leftover turkey tacos.

Yield: 4 servings

Turkey Banh Mi

This turkey banh mi is tangy and crunchy - basically sandwich heaven.

prep time: 30 minscook time: 5 minstotal time: 35 mins


  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 1/3 cup shredded cucumber

  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot

  • 1/2 cup shredded cabbage

  • 2 cups cooked turkey, diced or shredded

  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise 

  • 2 tablespoons chili sauce (sriracha) 

  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt

  • juice from one lime

  • 2 (12 inch) baguettes 

  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro 


  1. Combine the vinegar, water, and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Stir to dissolve the sugar then remove from heat. 

  2. Combine the carrot, cucumber, and cabbage in a medium bowl and pour the vinegar mixture over the top. Let pickle for 25 to 30 minutes. 

  3. Heat oven to 250 F (130 C). Half the baguettes and remove the bread in the center, creating a trough for the sandwich filling. 

  4. Toast the baguettes for 2 to 4 minutes in the oven. 

  5. Warm the turkey and then combine with the mayo, chili sauce, garlic salt, and lime juice. 

  6. Place half the turkey and half the veggies in each sandwich, top with cilantro and serve immediately. 



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