Oct 14: Bahn Mi; Tomato, Mozzarella, Salami and Black Olive Salad


As an adjunct to a shopping trip Greg picked up two Bahn Mi sandwiches from Pho Saigon 1. This is a seriously good sandwich, with a great balance of meat and vegetable on a perfect baguette. A very generous size for $8.50 with tax and tip.


While the days are warm, the nights cool off quickly and we’re eating more inside, where it’s still warm, so a salad was on tonight’s agenda. Plus a meat-light meal is appropriate after the generous serve of pork in the bahn mi at lunch.

The tomato was chopped and soaked in balsamic vinegar for about an hour before the other ingredients were added.

  • The heirloom tomatoes are $4.99 for two pound, and we used about 3/4 lb today, or 94c per serve
  • The salami was $4.49 and we used half, or $1.25 per serve
  • The mozzarella was also $4.49 and used all or $2.50 per serve
  • Black olives are $6.99 for the jar, but we used about 1/4 or 88c per serve
  • Add 25c per serve for balsamic and seasonings.

The balsamic vinegar redeemed the somewhat bland heirloom tomatoes (thanks Trader Joe’s) and their sharp fresh flavor helped balance the fresh mozzarella balls while the salami added a little meatiness. A great dish for $5.82 per serve.

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