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Savory Turkey Torta with Spicy Avocado Salsa

Savory Turkey Torta

Left-overs never looked so good with this easy Latino-inspired recipe featuring avocado and traditional Mexican sandwich rolls.


  • 2 ripe fresh Hass avocados*, seeded, peeled and sliced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons canned salsa verde
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 12 ounces oven roasted turkey breast, sliced
  • 1/2 cup pickled red onions
  • 8 lettuce leaves
  • 12 tomato slices
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled cotija cheese
  • 4 telera (Mexican-style soft sandwich rolls)


  1. Mash one avocado and combine with salsa and hot pepper sauce; spread over the bottom halves of rolls.
  2. Layer turkey, onions, lettuce, tomatoes and cheese on bottom halves of rolls. Top with remaining avocado.
  3. Replace the bread top and press down firmly to compress ingredients.
  4. Wrap tightly and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  5. Cut in half just before serving.

4 servings | One serving=one torta | Prep Time 15 min | Total Time 15 min

* Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Nutrition facts - Amount Per Serving Calories 490

%Daily Value Total Fat 17.0g Saturated Fat 3.0g Trans Fat 0.0g Polyunsaturated Fat 3.0g Monounsaturated Fat 9.0g Cholesterol 70.0mg Sodium 600.0mg Total Carbohydrates 50.0gDietary Fiber 8.0g Sugar 6.0g Protein 33.0g

Vitamin A 1082 IU Vitamin C 16 mg Calcium 199 mg Iron 4.6 mg Vitamin D 9.3 IU Folate 89 mcg Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.05 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 20%; Vitamin C 25%; Calcium 20%; Iron 25%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): Hass Avocado Commission.