Now I can’t help you with making the baguette low carb (yet), but the rest of the components of a traditional Banh Mi sandwich are all represented in this delicious low carb meatball recipe!
To make the pickled Daikon radish and carrots, I finally unpacked this vegetable spiralizer I bought from Amazon.com months ago for the first time! It was surprisingly easy to use, and I am kicking myself for not putting it to work sooner!
If you don’t have a spiralizer, you can simply cut the veggies into thin strands (julienne) or grate them with a cheese grater (not as pretty but it will work!) Keep in mind that you may not get as much yield if you grate the veggies as they will pack down more than if they are spiralized.
The pickled veggie strands, mixed with cilantro and sliced scallions add a tangy, fresh component that really livens up this dish. The meatballs are delightfully savory, and the mayo has a spicy sweet thing going on that brings it all together.
When I had Mr. Hungry try it out, his comment was “it’s like eating an entire Chinese Buffet in one bite….in a good way.” He loved it needless to say. It really is a party in your mouth, with every flavor represented in a bold way – salty, sweet, tangy, spicy, all there and working in perfect harmony.
I can only imagine how much better this would all be nestled into a warm, fresh baguette – but I promise that this low carb version is the next best thing! Even without the baguette, this recipe makes a hearty and totally satisfying meal!
Can’t get enough meatballs? Me either! That’s why I post a new low carb meatball recipe here on I Breathe I’m Hungry almost every Monday! You can find some of my favorites like the Meatballs alla Parmigiana, General Tso’s Meatballs, Jalapeno Popper Meatballs, and Loaded Nacho Meatballs – along with over 30 others by clicking here!
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