Cooking with Ruth

Cooking with Ruth

May 10, 2023 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The World’s Greatest Mexican Torta

What is torta?

Although “torta” translates to cake, don’t expect dessert when you order a Torta Mexicana. Instead, the Torta is a Mexican street food that can be described as a cross between a sandwich and a taco. The Torta has classic Mexican ingredients, but instead of a tortilla, they’re served in a warm, toasted bun. A Torta Mexicana can be filled with just about anything, but they’re usually made up of meat, cheese, veggies and sauce.

Learning Objectives: What skills do consumers learn from cooking?

Cognitive Development: Cooking encourages consumer’s thinking, problem-solving, and creativity. It also allows consumers the opportunity to use the knowledge they have and apply it by counting, measuring, following a sequence, following directions.



  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp. freshly chopped parsley
  • 2 tsp. freshly chopped thyme
  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

FOR THE Mexican Torta

  • 1 bolillo rolls
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 12 slices deli ham or turkey ham
  • 8 slices provolone
  • shredded iceberg or romaine lettuce (to taste)
  • 1 tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced


Step 1: In a medium bowl whisk together mayonnaise, parsley, thyme, oil, and garlic.

Step 2: Spread 2 tablespoons herb mayo on 4 slices of bread. Spread 1 tablespoon mustard on the other 1 torta. Top each mayo slice of bread with 3 slices of ham or turkey ham, 2 slices of provolone, lettuce, a couple slices of tomato, and onion,  mustard side down.

Nutrition Facts:

Calories: 233kcal (12%) Carbohydrates: 15g (5%) Protein: 12g (24%) Fat: 13g (20%Saaturated Fat: 5g (31%) Cholesterol: 38mg (13%) Sodium: 610mg (27%) Potassium: 196mg (6%) Fiber: 3g (13%) Sugar: 2g (2%) Vitamin A: 515IU (10%) Vitamin C: 9.6mg (12%) Calcium: 188mg (19%) Iron: 1.6mg (9%)






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