1. Combine the beans, bell pepper, green onions, Scotch bonnet, queso fresco, mango, orange, vinegar, salt, pepper and orange juice. Chill.

2. Just before serving, add the avocado and dressing and very gently fold the mixture together, taking care not to mash the ingredients. Season to taste. Serve with corn or tortilla chips for dipping.

Each tablespoon: 20 calories; 1 gram protein; 1 gram carbohydrate; 0 gram fiber; 1 gram fat; 0 saturated fat; 1 mg. cholesterol; 24 mg. sodium.


California Key lime pie

Total time: If making graham crackers from scratch, 1 hour, 40 minutes plus 3 to 4 hours chilling time; if using purchased graham crackers, 35 minutes plus 5 to 6 hours chilling time

Servings: 8

Note: Adapted from recipes by Nancy Silverton. You may substitute store-bought graham crackers to make the crust. Key limes are also sold as Mexican limes at farmers markets and specialty grocery stores.

Graham crackers

2 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons

unbleached pastry flour or

unbleached all-purpose flour

1 cup dark brown sugar, lightly packed

1 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 teaspoon kosher salt

7 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch cubes and


1/3 cup mild-flavored honey,

such as clover