Ham and Avocado Torta

Torta de Jamón y Aguacate


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Appears in

Muy Bueno: Three Generations of Authentic Mexican Flavor

Muy Bueno

By Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack

Published 2013

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Tortas are very easy to make and perfect for summer. I used to make and sell them in our family grocery store (Soza’s Grocery). Everyday I would make at least a dozen and they would sell out by noon. I made them with fresh asadero cheese which I bought at a local dairy. Freshly made cheese is the best and what I think makes these tortas so good. But you can make them using your favorite slice of cheese and it will be just as tasty.


  • 4 bolillos (oval Mexican sandwich rolls) or other sandwich rolls
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 4 to 8 thin slices deli ham
  • 4 slices asadero cheese
  • 1 large avocado, pitted, peeled, and sliced
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • Romaine lettuce
  • 4 jalapeños peppers (optional)


Slice the bolillos in half lengthwise, not cutting all the way through. Open the rolls and spread about 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise on the inside of each.

On each roll, place 1 to 2 slices of ham, 1 slice of cheese, some avocado and tomato slices, and lettuce. Serve with a fresh jalapeño.