Biker Billy’s Red-Hot Pepper Salsa

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Joan Lunden

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I'll never forget the morning Biker Billy arrived with twelve biker friends at the Good Morning America studio. Even though I was upstairs in makeup, I could hear their engines roaring as they made their way onto the set. As I donned a black leather motorcycle jacket, Biker Billy whipped up his hot, and I do mean hot, salsa. Grab a hose, dip some chips, and enjoy. Don't be alarmed by the high percentage of calories from fat. Because the total ingredients are low in calories and fat, the 1 tablespoon of oil contributes the bulk of both.

Makes about 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups

1 or more fresh long slim red cayenne peppers, stemmed and minced
1 medium onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
1 cup water

In a large nonstick skillet, cook the cayenne peppers, onion, and red bell pepper in the oil over moderate heat for 5 minutes or until the onion is softened. Add the ground pepper, salt, and water, bring the mixture to a boil and simmer it, covered, for 10 minutes.

Transfer the mixture to a blender or food processor, and puree it for 10 to 15 seconds or until no large pieces of pepper remain. Serve warm.

Note: For variety, substitute 1 cup diced roasted red bell pepper for the fresh bell pepper.

Nutritional Analysis per 2 tablespoons: 15 calories; 58% calories from fat; 1 gram of fat; 77 milligrams of sodium

Source: Joan Lunden’s Healthy Cooking by Joan Lunden and Laura Morton

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About The Author
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Joan Lunden truly exemplifies today’s modern working woman. An award-winning journalist, bestselling author, motivational speaker, successful entrepreneur, one of America’s most recognized and trusted television personalities, this mom of seven continues to do it all. As host of Good Morning America for nearly two decades, Lunden brought insight to top issues for millions of Americans each day. The longest running host ever on early morning television, Lunden reported from 26 countries, covered 4 presidents and 5 Olympics and kept Americans up to date on how to care for their homes, their families and themselves.

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