Homemade Vegan Ketchup

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.

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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



  • 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. Was looking for a crap-free recipe and found yours. Added a teaspoon of Braggs and substituted Agava for the maple syrup. Tastes great.

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.