How to Make Whole30 Ketchup Without Sugar or Sweeteners
Ketchup is such a mundane thing until you’re on Whole30 and you realize you want ketchup to dip fries in or to make another sauce. My Whole30 Ketchup recipe uses pantry ingredients and is so much cheaper than buying Whole30 compliant ketchup.
How Is Whole30 Ketchup Sweetened?
Many recipes use dates as the sweetener in Whole30 compliant ketchup but I am unable to eat dried fruit right now, so I came up with a different plan. Coconut aminos are naturally very sweet and I used them liberally when I want a sweet flavor in an otherwise savory dish.
Besides Fries How Can You Use Ketchup?
I use ketchup as the base for barbecue sauce, in homemade secret sauce for burgers (recipes for these will both be coming soon) and on occasion for dipping oven baked fries in (although I’m more partial to my Homemade Mayo-based sauces.) It’s also used to make classic dressings like Russian, Thousand Island and Crab Louis.
How Is This Ketchup Better for Me Than Regular Ketchup?
First of all, you control all the ingredients which means you can use organic tomato paste rather than conventional. Tomatoes are on the Dirty Dozen list and you want to avoid buying conventional. The only exceptions I make are when I’m eating out and can’t control where tomatoes are coming from; at home, every tomato product is organic.
Second, there is no sweetener. Even if you buy organic ketchup, it has sugar in it. My ketchup recipe exclusively uses coconut aminos and no other sweeteners.
6 oz can organic tomato paste
1/2 cup coconut aminos
3 tbsp warm water
3 tbsp rice vinegar
1/2 tsp garlic powder or granulated garlic
1/2 tsp onion powder or granulated onion
1/4 tsp mustard powder
1/8 tsp cayenne
1/8 tsp ginger
- Whisk the tomato paste until smooth then whisk in the liquid ingredients slowly.
- Add the spices and whisk again until smooth.
- Store for up to 2 weeks in a sealed jar or bottle.
- If the ketchup is still too thick, thin with equal amounts of coconut aminos and vinegar, not water. Start with 1 tsp each.
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