Homemade Whole30 Ketchup | Sugar Free | Paleo

I technically just shared how to make this homemade Whole30 ketchup when I posted the recipe for my Whole30 meatloaf, but I decided that since ketchup is such a versatile thing – that it needed it’s own post.

This is not going to be a copycat version to your favorite typical store-bought ketchup. Check the ingredients label – not exactly whole30 friendly with all that added sugar/high fructose corn syrup. This is a more savory ketchup, and delicious none the less.

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It does have some sweetness to it, as all ketchup should in my opinion. But the sweetness is added by soaking medjool dates in hot water until they soften, and then puree them along with the rest of the ingredients to give it a smooth texture. If you are completely anti-date (I have some friends who are!), you can swap them out for raisins too. I personally think that medjool dates taste better in this, but have used raisins before in a pinch. If you use raisins, you should still soften them in hot water before pureeing for best results.

I love to spice this recipe up too! I almost always double the garlic because I just happen to have a scandalous love affair going on with that scrumptious bulb.

I also really like to add chipotle powder sometimes. It gives an added zip that I like a lot. (This is my favorite chipotle powder)

Homemade Whole30 Ketchup | Sugar Free | Paleo

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup pitted medjool dates, soaked in hot water to soften & drained
  • 6oz tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder (double if you really like garlic)
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions:

In a food processor or blender, puree all the ingredients on high speed until smooth.

Store in a mason jar or other container with tight fitting lid. It can be stored in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks. I think it tastes best after sitting at least overnight.

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