Prawn Banh Mi


A French-inspired Vietnamese sandwich.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
6 servings


  • 1 large carrot, peeled and shredded

  • 1 stalk celery, chopped

  • 2 scallions (green onions), chopped

  • ¼ cup rice vinegar

  • cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 3 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise

  • 3 tablespoons low-fat plain yogurt

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 3 (12 inch) French baguettes, cut into halves

  • 1 pound frozen cooked prawns, thawed and tails removed

  • 18 thin slices cucumber, or more to taste


  1. Combine carrot, celery, and scallions in a bowl. Pour vinegar over vegetable mixture and toss to coat; set aside to marinate.

  2. Stir cilantro, mayonnaise, yogurt, lime juice, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl. Spread about 2 teaspoons cilantro sauce onto bottom piece of each baguette.

  3. Remove vegetables from vinegar using a slotted spoon, discarding vinegar. Spoon vegetables over cilantro sauce layer on baguette pieces.

  4. Mix prawns in the remaining cilantro sauce and arrange 10 prawns over vegetable layer; top with cucumber slices. Place top piece of baguette over cucumber layer, creating a sandwich.

Cook's Note:

Twelve slices of bread can be substituted for the baguettes if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

388 Calories
3g Fat
61g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 388
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 148mg 49%
Sodium 886mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 61g 22%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 7mg 35%
Calcium 108mg 8%
Iron 6mg 34%
Potassium 454mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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