I barely ate ketchup when I was a child, except when I ate French fries or burgers in a fast food restaurant, however, Alberto loves it and he could eat ketchup with almost everything.
Many parents use ketchup to get their children to eat vegetables, but ketchup is full of refined sugar, so it's not the healthiest food on the planet.
This healthy ketchup is ready in just 2 minutes, you just need to mix all the ingredients in a bowl! It doesn't taste exactly like store-bought ketchup, but it's so delicious and good for your health.
The "French fries" you can see in the pictures are baked, I avoid fried food because they make me feel sick and I love baked potatoes, they're crispy and really tasty!
You don't have to give up your favorite foods to be healthy, just find healthier alternatives, you're gonna love them!
- Feel free to use other sweeteners, any other vinegar or your favorite herbs and spices.
2-Minute Healthy Ketchup
- 1 cup tomato paste
- 4 tablespoon maple syrup
- 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- Sea salt to taste, optional
- Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
- Try the ketchup and adjust if you want.
- The nutritional info has been calculated for 1/10 of the recipe.
DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE?
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Great recipe! Love the overall flavor. Didn’t have onion powder, so I used garlic powder and even added a little cayenne and Tabasco for a kick.
Should this ketchup be stored solely in the fridge? Just curious.
Hi Kelsey! Thanks a lot 🙂 Yes, you should keep it in the fridge 🙂
How long does this last? Can it be made ahead?
Hi Marissa! Up to a week, and yes, it can 🙂
Kulpreet Chahal says
nice sharing. thanks for the recipe. good one.
Hi Kulpreet! Thanks a lot 🙂
Shanasy Bratt says
Thanks for this quick and handy recipe! I've shared this with my FB group 'Super Quick Plant-Based Recipes'. They will love it AND your site! If you have any other recipes that only take 5-20 min., please let me know and I"ll be happy to promote your site again.
Hi Shanasy! You're so welcome 🙂 So glad you liked it!
Craig Frischling says
You should try True Made ketchup. It has no corn syrup and half the sugar of regular ketchup. They use a vegetable puree (butternut squash, carrot) to sweeten it and that also adds vitamins. If you really want to make your own at home, I'd take a cue from the True Made label and replace half of the maple syrup (or other sweetener) with butternut squash and carrot puree.
Hi Craig! Thanks a lot for your comment, although I prefer to make my own ketchup 🙂
Christopher Glenn says
Doesn't "4 tbsp maple syrup" have as much refined sugar as the stored bought kind?
Hi Christopher! Maple syrup is much healthier than white sugar and store-bought ketchup has way more sugar 🙂
It's a myth that maple syrup is healthier than white sugar, people are inclined to think that if a product is more "natural" then it must be better for us. But this is a fallacy, biologically all simple sugars have the same effect on our bodies-- the only difference is the amount of simple sugar in a product. So sure, you can use a little more honey than you can high fructose corn syrup, but that tablespoon of honey and 1/2 tablespoon of corn syrup do exactly the same thing once they're inside your stomach--they're both toxic foods that are linked to increased disease, weight gain, and poor health. Luckily you can make this recipe healthy by omitting the maple syrup and blending the mixture with an apple instead, fruit (even when blended) retains fiber and nutrients that slows the release of insulin and keeps blood sugars stable.
Hi Trish! Thanks for your comment 🙂
I agree with you Trish. Maple syrup is not healthy. Anything that is processed i am skeptical about. I am going to use Dates instead of Maple Syrup 🙂
Yes i agree. Maple syrup is not healthy. Better off using Dates.
Hi Alejandro! Thanks for your comment 🙂
Robert Helton says
I'm new to plant based eating. This ketchup is super yummy.
I like to take cracker, spread a little raw peanut butter on it and top with a wee dollop of this ketchup.
To die for!
Or some of your aioli aand the ketcup for oven fries- oil free, I will never eat traditional chips/fries agin.
Love your blog, thanks for the inspiration!
Hi Robert! So glad you like our blog 🙂 Have a nice day!
What tomato paste do you recommend using for the recipe?
Hi Daniel! I live in Spain, so I use a Spanish brand, but I think any tomato paste will do. Have a nice day!
This looks so quick and easy. I was looking for a healthier alternative to store bought. Thanks for sharing.
Hi Edwina! You're so welcome 😀 Hope you like it!
This is great - shared with my FB followers and direct link to your page ?Fabulous
Hi Vanessa! Thank you sooo much. Have a nice day! 🙂
I don't have maple syrup, would agave work? I know its not healthy but still.
Would distilled vinegar work as well? I'm limited for options..
Yes it would work, it is just created a little different than traditional Vinegar... Usually White / Clear, and can involve Alcohol, and be made from bad GMO Corn etc...
Hi Ole! Thanks for your comment 😀
Hi Nat! Feel free to use any vinegar you want 😉
Agave can be healthy, it all depends on the producer! And yes, that would definitely work, or Honey, Stevia etc...
Hi Ole! I'm agree, I also use agave syrup sometimes 😀
I agree ?
Thanks for your comment Susan!
Hi Nat! You can use agave syrup as well 🙂
Instead of Onion Powder do you think we can use fresh onion as well?
Thank you for the great recipes! Mirjam
Hi Mirjam! I think it could work 🙂 You're welcome!
Besides anything in the onion family (allergy) and garlic which I use sparingly what else would you suggest to flavor it? Herbs? Thanks
Hi Donna! Just omit this ingredient, add some dried herb or even nutritional yeast. Have a nice day!
I haven't tried the recipe, but i'm sure it's good, as it looks very simular to one, that i've been using for years!
I make mine thinner,simply by adding Water...
Besides Onion Powder, i also add some Garlic Powder, it gives it a really nice taste as well as smell.
I also give the Pepper Grinder a few spins.
Hi Ole! Thans a lot for the ideas 😉 Have a beautiful day!
Malin Andersson says
Thanks for sharing the secret recipe with us. The tomato ketchup recipe looks thick and flavorful with those lovely ingredients. It sounds wonderful. It would be helpful for everybody, who would like to cook tomato ketchup recipe. As usual, the pictures look stunning.
Thank you so much Malin! Have a nice day 😀
Anders Svensson says
I have made this recipe last night with fried rice. The taste of this recipe was so yummy. I like this a lot, because it takes only few minutes to make.
Thanks a lot Anders! I love simple recipes so much 😀
How long can this be stored for? Could I make it ahead/keep it in refrigerator in place of my usual organic ketchup? Thanks for sharing!
Hi Megan! It lasts for at least 1 week, but I think it could last even longer... If it smells and tastes well, you can eat it 😉 I alway keep it in the fridge 😉
John Mitchell says
When I stored it in the fridge it hardens up. What do I do to dilute it?
Hi John! Add some water or any other liquid 🙂
I made this tonight for burgers and fries. You're right that it doesn't really taste like storebought ketchup, but it is really good! Much stronger flavor, and the tomato really shines through. I liked it a lot, especially how quick it was to make.
Hi Emily! I love this recipe because is soooo simple 😉 I'm glad you liked it 😀