- Balanced Bites | Holistic & Paleo Nutrition Education - http://balancedbites.com -

Homemade Ketchup Recipe – *21DSD, no sweetener-added

Posted By Diane Sanfilippo On August 19, 2013 @ 9:31 PM In 21-Day Sugar Detox,Easy Recipes,paleo recipe | 36 Comments

This recipe is from my new book, The 21-Day Sugar Detox

I know that ketchup is one of those condiments that is an all-time favorite for most of us, and rightfully so! This tangy tomato topper features a concentrated sweet and savory taste. The problem is, all ketchup you find that’s made commercially has added sweetener, and that’s a no-go on The 21-Day Sugar Detox. I wanted to give everyone on the 21DSD program – as well as anyone interested in healthier condiments that are real-food based and Paleo friendly – a great option. Not only is this Paleo ketchup recipe sugar and sweetener-free, but it’s super simple to make since it’s a slow-cooker recipe. Enjoy!

homemade ketchup

grain-free • gluten-free • dairy-free • egg-free • nut-free • sweetener-free • 21DSD

PREP TIME: 10 minutes
YIELD: ~ 2 cups
NUTRITION INFO: coming soon


  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 green/granny smith apples, peeled and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 pinches of cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 6 oz tomato paste


  • Place all ingredients into a slow cooker and stir to combine. Set the slow cooker to low and cook for 4 hours.
  • Allow the mixture to cool slightly and then place into a food processor or high speed blender and blend until smooth.
    Note: When blending or processing warm foods, do not over-fill the container as the heat will cause the contents to expand and they may splatter out.
  • Once blended, place the ketchup into glass containers and allow it to come to room temperature before refrigerating.
  • The ketchup should last for several weeks or more in the refrigerator. If you notice a change in color, smell, or any mold growth, toss it and make new batch.
  • The texture is very much like store-bought ketchups and you’ll find a little bit of separation when it sits for a while, so a shake or a stir in the jar will combine it back together perfectly.

Yes, you can enjoy this recipe while on The 21-Day Sugar Detox (Click for the online version of The 21-Day Sugar Detox program).

Special thanks to Tonja of Flame to Fork for helping me to develop this recipe!

About the author

Diane Sanfilippo BS, Certified Nutrition Consultant, C.H.E.K. Holistic Lifestyle Coach. Diane is a New Jersey-based Holistic & Paleo Nutritionist and The New York Times Bestselling author of “Practical Paleo” and The 21-Day Sugar Detox, – a program designed to help you bust sugar and carb cravings in 21 days with the help and support of a community who is all in it together! Diane co-hosts The Balanced Bites Podcast, a top-rated weekly radio show about all things health and nutrition.

Article printed from Balanced Bites | Holistic & Paleo Nutrition Education: http://balancedbites.com

URL to article: http://balancedbites.com/2013/08/homemade-ketchup-recipe-21dsd-no-sweetener-added.html

Copyright © 2013 Balanced Bites | Holistic & Paleo Nutrition Education. All rights reserved.