Smokey Sweet Potato Bánh Mì

Bánh mì

I ate this awesome sandwich during my recent trip to Charleston, SC. This sweet potato bánh mì was on the late-night menu at the Butcher & Bee. It was sooo good… and not just because I was hungry and had a few drinks in me. It’s a good thing I took mental notes to remember all the tasty things that went between the two slices of bread so I could share this finger-licking sandwich with you today. Smokey sweet potato contrasted with a pickley crunch from carrots and radishes, spicy jalapeño, salty peanuts, cilantro and fresh squeeze of lime. Oh and that miso mayo – just too good!

Bánh mì

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For the Smokey Sweet Potatoes

4 sweet potatoes

3 tablespoons high heat oil for roasting

1 tablespoon of miso

salt, pepper and pepper flakes

dash of liquid smoke


For the Quick Pickle Carrots

3 carrots

4 radishes

1 cup water

1 tablespoon salt

1 tablespoon sugar

1/4 cup white vinegar


For the Miso Mayo

2 tablespoons mayonaise

1 tablespoon white miso

1 teaspoon tamari or soy sauce


Sandwich Assembly 

1 baguette

1 jalapeño






Start by making the quick pickle. Cut carrots and radishes into matchsticks. Bring water, vinegar, salt and sugar to a boil. Let cool for a minute. Pour liquid over the carrots and radishes into a clean jar with a lid. Cover and chill.

Peel and cut the sweet potatoes. Toss with spices, high heat oil, miso and dash of liquid smoke. (you may need to mix the miso with the oil first so that you get a smooth consistency that coats the potato slices more evenly). Bake in preheated oven at 400F for 10 to 15 minutes – or longer, until tender.

To make the miso mayo just mix up the ingredients, yay and yum!

Assemble sandwich as shown. Top with peanuts, cilantro and fresh squeeze of lime.


28 Responses to “Smokey Sweet Potato Bánh Mì”

  1. Renee Ranjani Shuman

    HELL YES. i freakin LOVE this. And your photos are gorgeous. That sandwich looks impeccable. Ugh toasty baquette and crisp caramelly sweet potato wedges and pickled veg and miso mayo?! *does ecstatic happy dance*

  2. Chelsea Hunter

    I would eat absolutely anything you cook. You never let me down. Add this to the list of brilliant deliciousness. Except I cant do cilantro. Bleh! I’ll use parsley instead. Thank you!

  3. kellymitchem

    I can’t wait to try this! These photos are to die for, absolutely gorgeous!

  4. Sara Lynn Livingston

    I’m so excited to try this! I’ve been wanting to try out a veggie bahn mi and this looks perfect! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Laura

    Oh my gosh I want this. It’s everything good between two pieces of bread. These photos are beautiful, Grace! xo

  6. Sunday Grant

    We have just gotten back from Charleston and never made it to Butcher & Bee. I really wanted to try the Banh Mi there! We made this recipe tonight and it was amazing!!!!! Loved every bit of it!

    Thank you so much!
    Sunday Grant (asheville)

  7. addalittle

    I can’t even deal with how ridiculously delicious these look!!! And that miso mayo is calling my name! Lovely photography too Grace!

  8. Nicole Fraser

    I just found your site through pinterest and I had to comment on how beautiful it is. Everything looks great, your layout, pictures…..this sandwich!! Nice work 🙂


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