Alright, everybody loves ketchup, right? I won’t insist on the “sugar is terribly bad” story, but I’m sure you get the idea. We all have many main dishes we eat with ketchup, so why won’t we try to go for a better option like a healthy ketchup? It’s quite easy to make and it’s really worth it.
My girls love this with sandwiches and pizza mostly, but it can also be a good baby food if replacing the sweetener to date syrup or raisin syrup ( add water and blend, or put them directly in the saucepan with the other ingredients and puree at the end) and skipping the salt. Enjoy!
Lovely home-made ketchup for any use
- 3 cups tomato puree organic (optional)
- 1 tsp raw apple cider vinegar
- 1/8 tsp sea salt
- 1 tbsp coconut sugar or maple syrup
- 2-3 drops liquid stevia plain
- 1 pinch black pepper
- 1/8 tsp garlic powder
- 1/8 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp dried basil
- 1/4 tsp dried oregano
Add all the ingredients into a saucepan and bring to a boil, then simmer on low to medium heat until reduced (almost thick).
Let it cool and pour it into a jar, then store it in the fridge.
If you want a closer to store bought texture, you can add a tsp of potato (or tapioca) starch (dissolved in 2 tbsp of water) at the end of cooking and mix well to combine.