turkey banh mi sandwich stacked on plate

Turkey Banh Mi


This leftover turkey banh mi sandwich is tangy, crunchy, turkey sandwich heaven. If you’ve got leftover turkey (or just want to buy some turkey to enjoy this sandwich), you will not be disappointed!

turkey banh mi sandwich stacked on plate

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. 

If you like these banh mi flavors, check out our banh mi bowl.

cabbage, carrots, and cucumber sliced
banh mi sandwich open faced

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

turkey banh mi sandwich stacked on plate

This leftover turkey banh mi sandwich is tangy, crunchy, sandwich heaven.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 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. 

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 297Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 681mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 20g
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