Homemade ketchup is something for your kids to dip their food into that actually counts as a veggie. With no added sugar! Plus you can tweak the recipe to suit your taste buds!
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Originally published in 2013. Republished on May 24, 2016 with the addition of a video.
I have nothing to tell you about. I guess that’s what happens when you spend a week and half indoors with your kid recovering from his tonsillectomy, and then another week just trying to catch up on life, laundry, and the pursuit of blogging.
But I guess that’s OK, because today I am bringing you a recipe for homemade ketchup. Yes, plain old ketchup. No fancy flavors, without any unique twists. Just ketchup. Is there really a story I could tell you that would actually make this exciting? Doubtful, because it’s just ketchup.
On a serious note, what I said about it counting as a veggie is totally true. I mean, it’s tomato paste with spices and some vinegar. Pure, concentrated tomato. And plenty of zing, which is totally essential for ketchup, from Spectrum® Brand Organic Filtered Apple Cider Vinegar. Made from organic apples, it brings so much flavor to this simple recipe.
So while I don’t have a story, I can give you lots of pictures of homemade ketchup. And even a video to show you how to make it!!
Because that is what I have been doing. Making food and taking 349,847,658,934,659 pictures of it. Sorry. Except I’m not, really. Especially now that I have this really cool video for you. Make sure you watch till the end, when I had a little fun!
Tell me your life is more exciting than mine. Please. So I can live vicariously through you.
Enjoy this Homemade Ketchup recipe!
Adapted from Fix Me a Snack
Homemade Ketchup is the perfect dip for your kids (or you) - no added sugar or funky ingredients, can be tweaked to your tastes, and it counts as a veggie!
- one 6 oz can tomato paste
- 1/4-1/2 cup apple cider vinegar (see Note)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon mustard powder
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.
If you use less than 1/2 c cider vinegar, add water to a total of 1/2 c liquid. We like the full 1/2 c, but you may prefer it less vinegary. Recipe keeps well in the fridge, so it can easily be doubled and stored for a few weeks.
Plain ketchup just doesn’t do it for you? How about some fancy-pants homemade ketchup…
Devour some dipping sauces from my friends too, seeing as their recipes are so delicious looking and all!