This homemade tomato ketchup will blow your socks off! Trust me. This is the good stuff!
You know, you could probably fool your own family into thinking that it's the real thing. But you'll be the only one that knows there's no unnatural ingredients in it.
Are you sold yet?
The best part is that it took me only about 5 minutes to throw together. It's really that EASY. What I love about it is that making it yourself allows you to control exactly what goes into it.
I think Ketchup goes back to pretty much almost everyones childhood. I am right? I can't say I was one of those kids that was obsessed with it, but it was always on the table when we had BBQ burgers and hot dogs or french fries. Oh, and my brother's specialty fried egg sandwiches that he showed me how to make; we always had ketchup on those!
This ketchup is clean and made with all natural simple ingredients that you probably already have on hand. It's amazing on scrambled eggs and many other things, but one of the best ways to enjoy it is dipping french fries and roasted potatoes in it. Oh-so good! That sweet + sour combination is just too irresistible. Most store bought ketchup brands are sweetened with high fructose corn syrup. Instead I used organic sucanat as a sweetener, which is unrefined. Coconut sugar or muscovado sugar (an unrefined brown sugar with a strong molasses flavour) work great as well.
This stuff is so good you might just be tempted to eat it straight out of the jar. I won't blame you if you do ;)
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Keywords: dips, spreads lunch gluten-free grain-free low-sodium soy-free vegan vegetarian tomatoes summer
Ingredients (makes about 1 cup)
- 1 can tomato paste
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 tbsp sucanat or coconut sugar or muscovado sugar
- 1/4 - 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp ground cloves
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
Mix all ingredients together in a measuring jug or small mixing bowl. Store in a sealed mason jar or air tight container.