One thing is for sure-ketchup is the king of condiments; however, most of the commercial ketchups are full of high fructose corn syrup. Empty of nutrients and contributor to blood sugar spikes, this artificial sweetener is frequently used in the food industry to prolong shelf life and because it is a cheaper variant to sugar.
Unfortunately, store-bought ketchup is not good for our health because it is full of added sugar and even the organic brands have questionable ingredients on their labels. But, you need not worry- there is a great recipe for homemade ketchup that tastes amazing and it is actually good for you!
Continue reading the article to check it out in detail.
DIY Healthy & Tasty Ketchup Recipe
You will need the following ingredients:
A cup of organic tomato paste
A tbsp of raw honey
A tbsp of raw apple cider vinegar
¼ tsp of organic mustard
½ tsp of sea salt
¼ cup of water
Preparation: In a bowl, mix the ingredients well to get a homogeneous blend. Depending on your texture preference, thicker or thinner, add more tomato paste or water.
You can use any other vinegar and add some of your favorite spices and herbs if you want to!
Ketchup is one of the most versatile condiments today and you can eat it in so many different ways. Here are the best ways to eat your homemade ketchup or to cook with:
- Use it as a dip for grilled cheese, potato chips or French fries
- Add it on scrambled or fried eggs or in egg sandwiches
- Put it over cottage cheese or yogurt
- Use it as pasta sauce
- Combine it with broccoli, beans, chickpeas, and sauerkraut
- Use it as the ultimate sandwich condiment