Turkey Banh Mi

This vibrant Vietnamese sandwich is the perfect hump-day lunch treat!


  • 2 small baguettes
  • 50g chicken liver pate
  • 1/4 cucumber, sliced thinly and diagonally
  • 140g turkey, shredded
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 red chilli, 1/2 chopped, 1/2 sliced
  • Small handful of parsley

For the slaw

  • 2 small carrots, grated
  • 75g red cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp grated ginger
  • 1/2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp golden caster sugar


  1. Begin with the slaw. Tip in the carrots and cabbage into a large bowl, then in a smaller bowl combine the ginger, rice, vinegar, sugar and a pinch of salt. Pour this over the carrots and cabbage, and mix to coat. Set to one side for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Cut the baguettes open and spread the pate over the bottom half. Top with the pickled slaw, cucumber and turkey.
  3. Mix the mayonnaise with the chopped chilli, then dollop over the top. Scatter with parsley and sliced chilli, then clamp the two halves together and tuck in!

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