Tortas are big, flavorful, overstuffed Mexican sandwiches.
This one - filled with scrambled eggs, mild cheese, bright cilantro, creamy
avocado, and tangy lime juice - makes a tasty and hearty meal for any time of the
1 Tbs. unsalted butter
3 large eggs
1/4 cup (2 oz.) queso fresco or feta
2 Tbs. chopped cilantro
1/2 medium avocado
1/2 tsp. fresh lime juice
2 crusty rolls, halved and toasted
Freshly ground black pepper
2 thin slices tomato, lightly salted
1 or 2 very thin slices red onion
Hot sauce, optional
Melt the butter in a 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium
In a small
bowl, whisk the eggs with a pinch of salt, then pour into the skillet.
Cook, stirring constantly with a silicone spatula, until the
eggs are set, about 2 minutes.
Remove from the heat.
In another small bowl, crumble the queso fresco and mix with
small bowl mash the avocado with the lime juice and a pinch of salt.
cheese mixture on the bottom halves of the buns and the mashed avocado on the
Divide the eggs between the two buns, season with salt and
pepper, and top each with the tomato and onion.
Add a dash
of hot sauce, if using, then close the sandwiches and serve.
information (per serving): Calories (kcal): 380, Fat (kcal): 24, Fat Calories
(g): 210, Saturated Fat (g): 9, Protein (g): 17, Monounsaturated Fat (g): 10,
Carbohydrates (mg): 24, Polyunsaturated Fat (mg): 3, Sodium (g): 620,
Cholesterol (g): 305, Fiber (g): 5.