Banh Mi Bruschetta


Bruschetta doesn't have to be all about tomatoes. Our easy bruschetta recipe uses ham, cucumber slices, carrots, and sliced jalapeno peppers to make a zesty and refreshing appetizer.

Banh Mi Bruschetta
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
10 mins
Broil Time:
2 mins
Total Time:
12 mins


  • 24 0.5 inch thick slices from baguette-style French bread

  • cup mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 6 ounce thinly sliced ham

  • 1 English cucumber, sliced or shredded

  • 2 carrots, shredded

  • ½ cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro

  • Thin jalapeño pepper slices (optional)

  • Lime wedges (optional)


  1. Preheat broiler. Spread mayonnaise on one side of each bread slice and arrange, spread side up, on a baking sheet. Broil 4 to 5 inches from the heat for 1 minute or just until starting to toast. Remove from oven; gently brush with soy sauce. Return to oven and broil 1 minute more.

  2. Top bread slices with ham, cucumber, carrots, and cilantro. Add jalapeño slices and serve with lime wedges. Makes 12 servings.


Chile peppers contain oils that can irritate your skin and eyes. Wear plastic or rubber gloves when working with them.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

94 Calories
3g Fat
12g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 94
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 321mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 2.4mg 12%
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Potassium 90mg 2%
Folate, total 32.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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