In an attempt to make a vegan meatloaf a few days ago (it was…not delicious. I will try again and report back), I decided to try making my own ketchup. A lot of the commercial brands are loaded with high-fructose corn syrup and various other preservatives (although I will admit there’s a lot more sugar free and healthy options available nowadays, which is great – just make sure to check the ingredient list) so I thought it might be fun to see if I could quickly and easily make it at home.
Now is the part where I usually get all gushy and say something like “it totally worked!” – and it did work, but I think I’ll reserve my gushiness for the recipes that turn out really awesome so I don’t lose credibility. I mean, it’s just ketchup. It tasted like ketchup, and I know the ingredients are clean and healthy, but it wasn’t like a life-changing development. (Unlike my homemade vegan mayo – that was freakin’ cool.)
So, if you are motivated to make your own ketchup at home (or if you run out but happen to have a can of tomato paste and some spices handy), here’s an easy recipe!
- 1 8 oz can tomato paste
- ⅓ c. water
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- ½ tsp salt
- pinch ground mustard optional
- 1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- Combine everything in a bowl and mix until smooth. Doesn’t get much easier than that!
5 thoughts on “Homemade Vegan Ketchup”
Was looking for a crap-free recipe and found yours. Added a teaspoon of Braggs and substituted Agava for the maple syrup. Tastes great.
I’ve made ketchup before but I want to try your recipe! I would be mega excited with that consistency. Of course, I’m really excited to try making your mayo, too!
I also wanted to let you know I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. =) I’m so impressed by your recipes. The pizza one is still pretty tops on my list!
Aw, thanks! I’m so glad you like my recipes!
I have been slightly obsessed lately with subbing in tomato paste for ketchup. Actually, I will use tomato paste on just about anything. My husband might appreciate actual ketchup though.
I would echo the lentil walnut loaf from Oh She Glows (minus the raisins!) – that was a huge hit in our house.
Looks great! I made ketchup recently too and I think it’s nice to have a healthy homemade version, especially when it’s so fast and easy to make.