[center]Healthy Homemade Ketchup [/center]
A lot of people make healthy food choices, but then ruin them with unhealthy condiment choices. Mayonnaise, ketchup, salad dressing… chances are, if you bought these at a grocery store they’re full of junk that’ll hamper your physique goals.
I’ve posted dressing and mayo recipe before, so let’s take care of America’s number one condiment: ketchup (or catsup if you prefer.)
This homemade version had twice the flavor of store-bought and none of the corn syrup or other questionable ingredients.
1 six-ounce can tomato paste (100% pure tomato pulp)
2-3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (white vinegar is fine too)
1/3 cup water
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard powder
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 pinch ground cloves
1 pinch ground allspice
1 pinch powdered cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon pink sea salt
1 teaspoon Splenda or stevia, or to taste (optional)
Place all ingredients in a bowl and whisk until combined. Store in fridge for a few hours to allow flavors to marry and develop.
Add more or less water if you want it thinner or thicker.
Change vinegar to change flavor. Balsamic is awesome.
Adjust spices for endless variation. Garlic and onion powder would work well. How about a little diced chipotle? Mmmm.