Ketchup is a staple condiment in many households but unfortunately, it’s not a great staple to be adding to the side of your plate, as it contains a lot of sugar.

I’ve created a healthier alternative using only natural ingredients and the sweetness from a small amount of honey which is much better for you than refined sugar. If you are looking for a vegan alternative you could substitute honey for pure maple syrup. 

The recipe is seriously easy to create, taking no longer than 15 minutes to make a batch that will last for a week in the fridge. This recipe makes 15 tablespoon servings of ketchup.

Macros:

(per 1tbsp Serving)

Calories: 26 Carbs: 5.7g Fat: 0.3g Protein: 0.6g

Ingredients:

  • 230g tomato passata (with added garlic and onion if possible)
  • 120g tomato puree
  • 70ml of cider vinegar
  • 50g of honey
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 60ml water
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method:

  1. Place all of the ingredients into a saucepan.
  2. Bring the mixture to the boil and then quickly reduce it down to a simmer.
  3. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Taste and season.
  5. Once the ketchup reaches your desired consistency, remove from the heat and decant into a jar.
  6. Allow to cool and then cover and refrigerate.

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