Mexican Torta

Serves 4.

Mexican Torta

For a little Mexican kick while hitting the trails, these savoury sandwiches are perfect for energy and flavour. Pop them over a little campfire until warmed through, if you wish.

Tofu tricks

Pressing tofu releases any extra water, making it more satisfying in a sandwich.

  • Rinse tofu with water and slice block lengthwise into 4 slabs.
  • Place clean, thick kitchen towel on baking sheet. Top with a couple of layers of paper towels.
  • Lay tofu slabs in a single layer on top. Then cover with more paper towels and another thick kitchen cloth.
  • Place another baking sheet on top and then set a few heavy books on top.
  • Set aside for 30 minutes.
  • Tofu will be immeasurably drier and firmer—perfect for lining a sandwich.


For an added Mexican kick, drizzle sandwich fillings with a little Mexican crema before enclosing with top halves of buns. Mmmm … delicious!


Freeze a bottle with tomato juice spiked with lemon. Pack with lunch for your trek. It not only keeps your meal cold but provides essential electrolytes for sipping once thawed.

Each torta contains: 399 calories; 19 g protein; 19 g total fat (3 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 46 g total carbohydrates (3 g sugars, 9 g fibre); 695 mg sodium

Source: Pack Your Panniers

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