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Bahn MiBahn Mi

Jami Nolen, Nutrition Program Associate

February 20, 2011


In anticipation of warmer weather, here is a Vietnamese sandwich that makes a quick and easy dinner with less than 300 calories per serving!



Makes 6 servings



  • 1/2 cup carrots, peeled and shredded
  • 1/2 cup daikon radish, peeled and shredded
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons low-fat plain yogurt
  • 3/4 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 12-inch baguettes, halved lengthwise
  • 1 pound peeled cooked shrimp, tails removed
  • 18 thin slices of cucumber
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced lengthwise and cut into 2-inch pieces



  1. Place carrot, radish, sugar, salt and vinegar in a small bowl; stir to combine. Let marinate while preparing the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Place cilantro, mayonnaise, yogurt, fish sauce, lime juice and cayenne in a medium bowl; stir to combine. Spread 2 teaspoons of this sauce on the bottom half of each baguette. Add shrimp to the remaining sauce; toss to coat.
  3. Using a slotted spoon, divide carrot mixture among the baguettes (discard vinegar). Top with shrimp, cucumber and scallions. Cut each baguette into two 6-inch sandwiches.


Nutrition Information (per serving)

247 calories
4 g fat (1 g sat, 1 g mono)
153 mg cholesterol
30 g carbohydrates
24 g protein
5 g fiber
504 mg sodium
993 mg potassium


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