Monday, October 1, 2012

Bon Me Sandwich



Living in Boston we have many food trucks.  One of my favorite trucks is Bon Me.  This truck is known for bold, fresh and fun Vietnamese cuisine.  Having that love one of my favorite meals from this food truck is there sandwiches!  The sandwiches are assembled with unique meat options, like miso infused pork.  And they always have this crisp vegetable medley to adorn the sandwich with a chipotle mayo.  Now.  Having this love I realize let me see if I can come close to this sandwich beauty yet improve it by making it even more healthy!  I think I came close to the original Bon Me creation yet an even healthier option.

Servings: 6  Size: 3/4cup mixture  Calories: 140  Fat: 4.4g  Carbs: 6.4g  Fiber: 1g  Protein: 18.1g Sodium:  158mg  Sugar:  3.1g  Healthy Facts:  High in Niacin, Selenium, Vitamin A and Vitamin B6 ***

Ingredients:

  • 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 organic raw carrots 
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 small red onion
  • sprigs of cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 7oz. greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp. hot sauce
  • 1 lime
  • cajun seasoning: 1/4tsp of each: paprika, red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, parsley
  • 2 chipotle chiles from 1 can of chipotles in adobo
Get Cooking:
First thinly slice the carrots and cucumber and place in a bowl.  I like to remove all seeds from my cucumber.  Next slice thinly 1/2 of the red onion and also place in the bowl with the carrot mixture.  To the vegetables add the red wine vinegar, juice from 1/2 of the lime, fresh cilantro chopped as much as you prefer (I use about 8 sprigs) and season with salt and pepper to taste.  Chop the chicken breasts into bite size cube pieces and season with your cajun seasoning mix.  You may need to adjust the spices to fit your families 'heat' tolerance.  We like a spicy sandwich!  sauté the chicken in a pan until cooked through.  Next make your faux chipotle mayonnaise sauce with the 7 oz yogurt and add to that two of the chipotle chiles that have been pureed in a food processor.  Add the juice from the other half of the lime to the yogurt and mix well.  Assemble your sandwich, or how I like to eat it more as a salad minus the french baguette, and get eating! Yum Yum!
*** Nutritional information is not including bread.  

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