Spicy Asian Ham Sandwiches

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


4 sandwiches

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
We love these sandwiches with ham, but you can use leftover cooked pork instead, if desired. —Janice Elder, Charlotte, North Carolina
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  • 2 French bread demi baguettes (4 ounces each)
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon sweet chili sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Thai red chili paste
  • 1/4 pound thinly sliced deli ham
  • 1 cup thinly sliced English cucumber
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 2 cups spring mix salad greens
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves


  1. Preheat broiler. Cut baguettes in half lengthwise; cut crosswise in half. Place bread on a baking sheet, cut side up. Broil 4-6 in. from heat until lightly browned, 1-2 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise, chili sauce and chili paste; spread over cut sides of baguettes. Layer baguette bottoms with ham, cucumber, carrots, salad greens, basil and mint; cover with tops.

Test Kitchen tips
  • This is a simplified version of a banh mi sandwich. Banh mi is the Vietnamese term for the light baguette bread used in the classic recipe.
  • Look for sweet chili sauce in the Asian foods aisle. Common brands are Sun Luck and Mae Ploy.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 sandwich: 271 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 962mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 11g protein.

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