Healthy ketchup is more than just a term. With most of the store brands boasting of a 60% tomato base, we’d like to introduce you to the ketchup that your grandparents would have recognized as real tomato ketchup.
is the real thing. We combine tomatoes with a little flavoring and blend it to a smooth consistency. In just minutes, you have a ketchup that will have your friends asking where you found this wonderful, full flavored ketchup.
You can use it on your burger and fries, add it to sauces, or even spread it atop your favorite veggie loaf recipe. Use it any way that your currently use your store bought “almost ketchup” product.
Healthy Ketchup, the recipe
Measure these ingredients right into your blender!
1 15 oz can organic fire-roasted chopped tomatoes (or roast your own, we suggest using about one pound of fresh tomatoes, then slowly roast them to perfection)
1 tsp raw apple cider vinegar, add a little more if you prefer a zing
1/2 tsp Himalayan salt or try 1/2 tsp Braggs Aminoes for a slightly different flavor
1 dried date or fig, soaked to rehydrate
1/8 tsp paprika
optional: black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder
Directions to prepare your Healthy Ketchup
- drain the tomatoes (use the tomato juice in your next soup base!)
- blend all ingredients at high speed until completely smooth
- pour into a glass mason jar. Keeps for one week in the refrigerator.
- You may can it (just as with tomatoes) or freeze for longer storage
Yes, it is that simple! Adjust your seasonings for your own taste preference.
We said this was a healthy ketchup recipe, so just how healthy is it?
Well, according to CalorieCount.com one serving, which is 1/8 of a recipe (8 servings to a recipe)
- Calories 16
- Calories from Fat 1
- Total Fat 0.1g0%
- Saturated Fat 0.0g0%
- Cholesterol 0mg0%
- Sodium 38mg2%
- Potassium 143mg4%
- Carbohydrates 3.6g1%
- Dietary Fiber 0.9g4%
- Sugars 2.5g
- Protein 0.6g
- Vitamin A 9% · Vitamin C 12%
- Calcium 1% · Iron 1%
- (based on a 2000 calorie diet)
Healthy Ketchup, indeed!
So, the next time you run low on ketchup, blend up a batch of this Healthy Ketchup and really amaze your family!