Homemade Vegan Ketchup

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Making your own vegan ketchup at home is easy and allows you to be certain of everything that goes into it. Whip up this healthy homemade version in less than 5 minutes.

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!

Homemade Ketchup

Vegan, gluten free, low fat, soy free, refined sugar free
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 /2 cup
Author: Jessica Verma

Ingredients

  • 1 8 oz can tomato paste
  • 1/3 c. water
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • pinch ground mustard optional
  • 1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar

Instructions

  • Combine everything in a bowl and mix until smooth. Doesn’t get much easier than that!
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5 thoughts on “Homemade Vegan Ketchup”

  1. 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!

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  2. 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.

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