Banh Mi Tacos: Tender strips of perfectly seasoned pork tenderloin are wrapped in lettuce and topped with pickled veggies for a hand-held dinner that sings with flavor.

Banh Mi Tacos

Lettuce wrap filled with seasoned beef and pickled veggies. 
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Keyword: Paleo Bahn Mi
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 222kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey


  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos
  • ½ cup carrots julienned
  • ½ cup cucumber julienned
  • 3 or 4 radishes thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound pork cutlets cut thinly into bite-size pieces
  • 4 to 6 lettuce leaves either romaine or butter lettuce
  • 2 or 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro


  • TO MAKE THE QUICK-PICKLED VEGETABLES: In a small bowl, stir to combine the vinegar with the coconut aminos. Add the carrots, cucumber, and radishes. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • TO MAKE THE TACOS: In a medium bowl, stir to combine the honey, sesame oil, vinegar, and red pepper flakes. Add the pork, and stir. Marinate for 10 minutes.
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, sauté the pork in the marinade for 5 to 7 minutes, or until the pork strips arecooked through.
  • Set up your tacos by laying out the lettuce boats and filling them with cooked pork. Top with a generous serving of the quick-pickled vegetables, and garnish with the cilantro.
Nutrition Facts
Banh Mi Tacos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 222 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 74mg25%
Sodium 154mg7%
Potassium 512mg15%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 2710IU54%
Vitamin C 1.5mg2%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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