Banh Mi “Bean Me” Sandwich
Courtesy of Ilyse Rathet Co-Founder & Importer Ritrovo Italian Regional Foods
One French roll, approx. 6 inches
½ cup Radici of Tuscany White Bean Appetizer or cooked Controne beans
Casina Rossa Sweet & Salt
1 ½ Tbsp Casina Rossa EVOO
Vietnamese pickled daikon and carrots OR Pecatti di Ciacco Tropea Onion Balsamic jam
Handful of fresh cilantro, mint, and/or shiso leaves
½ Tsp Acetorium Cherry Vinegar
In a small bowl, lightly mash beans with a fork, sprinkle with Casina Rossa Sweet & Salt. Set aside.
Slice French roll lengthwise into two halves. Remove central area of doughy bread. Drizzle oil and vinegar on bread.
On bottom half of bread, spread the mashed beans, top with pickled vegetables or onion jam. Slice the fresh herb leaves finely, sprinkle atop beans. Put together bread halves, cut sandwich in half.
Serve with a nice Alsatian white wine.