Homemade Tomato Ketchup
This homemade ketchup recipe is a delicious and easy recipe to enjoy healthy tomato sauce with your fresh vegetables or on your tortillas.
Is Ketchup Healthy?
Your typical ketchup, also known as Tomato Sauce in the Commonwealth, is not that healthy.
Regular ketchup has about 20 grams of sugar per 100 grams!
And no, carbs in ketchup do not solely come from tomatoes. Store-bought ketchup is so high in carbs because it has added sugar.
Check out the food label above. Sugar is the second ingredient!
Tomato is a healthy vegetable, so let’s see below how we can turn this vegetable into homemade ketchup!
How To Make Ketchup
You only need a few basic ingredients to make perfect, healthy ketchup.
- Tomato Puree or fresh tomatoes.
- Tomato Paste made with only tomatoes.
- Onions for the taste. Yes, onions are also a low-carb vegetable. Not the lowest, but since we’re not using too many of them, it’s fine!
- Crystal Sweetener – You can use regular honey, sugar, coconut sugar, or erythritol to replace the sugar.
- Apple Cider Vinegar to add the typical bitter ketchup taste.
- Ground Paprika
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
You can also add a touch of honey in this recipe. I would recommend using 4 tablespoons of honey instead of the 2 tablespoons of sugar and then adjusting to taste.
Making the recipe is very easy. It only takes a few steps!
Preparing The Vegetables
Chop your onions and the garlic cloves into small bits.
Fry the onions in a saucepan with olive oil, and add the garlic and paprika.
Adding Tomato Paste
Once the onions are coated in paprika, add your tomato paste. Make sure it does not contain any added sugar!
Let it simmer for a couple of minutes, and then add the tomato puree, also known as tomato passata.
For a sweet taste, add any crystal sweetener you like, such as sugar, coconut sugar, honey or any sugar-free sweetener like erythritol. Let it simmer for a few more minutes over low heat.
Blending The Ketchup
Once your sauce has thickened, use an immersion blender to turn it into smooth ketchup.
The color of the ketchup is slightly lighter than the store-bought version, but the taste is very similar.
This is a very simple ketchup recipe that makes about 10 ounces of ketchup (300g).
This homemade ketchup dip can be stored safely in the fridge for one week.
Store it in an airtight container to let it keep its taste and texture.
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Cooking Method:One Pan
Meal Types:Side Dish
Preparation:Under 20 Minutes
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