Make your own ketchup

I love ketchup. I was one of those kids who put it on everything. Fortunately, I don’t eat this way anymore but I still enjoy some ketchup with burgers or on home fries. Most commercial ketchups are filled with high fructose corn syrup and preservatives. Making homemade is always a good option if you want to know everything that is in your food. I enjoy the complexity of the flavors of this ketchup a lot. It has a subtle sweetness and has a good mixture of spices in it’s but not too sweet either.


Whole 30/Paleo Ketchup


1- 7 ounce jar of tomato paste
2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon mustard powder
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon salt
Dash of ground cinnamon
1 pinch ground allspice
1 date coarsely chopped & soaked
3 Tablespoons water- or more to get the desired consistency


  1. Start by soaking the date in some hot water. When it is a bit softened drain off the excess water. Add the date to a stick blender cup or a blender.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients to the blender and blend for 30 seconds until the ingredients are well combined and make a smooth paste.
  3. Store in an airtight container or jar in the fridge.



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