Monday, April 20, 2020

Nice "Ketch": Easy Homemade Tomato Ketchup

I love ketchup, but I grew weary of buying it from the store—too much money, too much sugar, and another single-use plastic bottle to recycle. There had to be a better way! Thankfully, I found this recipe, and very happily tailored it for my very own! Although most ketchup recipes call for cooking on the stove for while, this no-cook version satisfies your ketchup craving in just minutes:

Easy Homemade Tomato Ketchup

Easy Homemade Tomato Ketchup
1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon garlic and herb seasoning (salt-free, such as Mrs. Dash)
1 teaspoon granulated sugar (or honey)
2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar (or vinegar of your choice)

Mix everything together in a small bowl, and enjoy! This will keep, tightly covered, in the fridge for several weeks. I love how little sugar is used here because, honestly, I'd rather save those sugary calories for dessert :-)

As mentioned above, all credit goes to this recipe by Served From Scratch, which also encourages you to season as you like and make this ketchup your own. As you may have guessed, there are many other scratch and homemade recipes on the site—be sure to visit and explore while you're there!



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