A Thanksgiving without dairy and eggs means you miss out on buttery mashed potatoes and custardy pumpkin pie. But skipping out on dairy doesn't mean skimping on the comforting, carb-y dishes Thanksgiving does best. Actually, it means you get to focus on bolder flavors brimming with spice, and explore a spectrum of textures wider than the usual seven kinds of creamy.
The classic flavors of Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches are reworked into the form of Italian panzanella, a salad designed to make stale bread delicious again. This version features pickled and fresh vegetables, lemongrass-marinated tofu, and two sauces that deliver spicy, sweet, and savory flavors.