Ketchup has remained one of the most popular condiments for a reason. It’s a simple, essential kitchen creation that goes so well with so many different things. It’s the perfect accompaniment to veggie burgers, hot dogs and potatoes of all kinds. Unfortunately, many store-bought ketchups are filled with high fructose corn syrup, salt, and a list of preservatives. Luckily, these natural, homemade recipes below are just as delicious and will remind you of the ketchup you used to eat as a kid.
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1. Tofu fries with chili lime ketchup
Source: Tofu Fries with Chili Lime Ketchup
Looking for a healthy alternative to your beloved fries and ketchup? Look no further than these lightly browned tofu sticks for a hearty snack or light meal. Air frying the tofu guarantees a perfect finish and a minimum amount of oil. Tossing the tofu into the cornstarch creates a crispy coating and the added spices infuse each bite. Don’t skip the homemade ketchup sauce; you might want to double the recipe because these Michelle Anderson’s Tofu Fries with Chili Lime Ketchup are absolutely addicting.
2. Homemade smoked tomato ketchup
Source: Homemade Smoked Tomato Ketchup
This homemade smoked tomato ketchup from Charlotta Holmström Ortiz has a smoky flavor that makes it the perfect accompaniment to veggie burgers and fries of all kinds. But, if smoky flavors aren’t your thing, the recipe is easily customizable to your liking. After making this ketchup, you probably won’t want to buy another bottle again!
3. Raw ketchup
Source: Raw Ketchup
Raw ketchup is easy to prepare and will make your raw food even better. There really is no such thing as a good ketchup. This simple yet essential kitchen creation pairs so well with so many different things. It’s a tangy, sweet and super tomato experience. Now you can have raw ketchup that will remind you of ketchup you ate when you were a kid. It’s like the sauce you spread on your hot potato chips, dip a sausage roll, or throw a hot sausage all over the place in bread. This raw ketchup recipe from Nikki Stokes is amazingly easy – you have to try it!
4. Spicy Beet Ketchup
Source: Spicy Beet Ketchup
This healthier version of your favorite all-purpose condiment uses cooked beets instead of tomatoes. This spicy beetroot ketchup from Robin Runner is perfect with roasted vegetables, especially sweet potatoes! Plus, it’s the most beautiful shade of purplish pink.
5. How to Make Healthy, Organic, Homemade Ketchup (No Added Sugar!)
Source: How to Make Healthy, Organic, Homemade Ketchup (No Added Sugar!)
Tomatoes are one of nature’s sweetest foods, but the intoxicating addition of high fructose corn syrup, salt, and a list of preservatives basically kept me coming back. While you could pay for expensive ketchup and condiments with no added sugars, why not save your money, spend five minutes in the kitchen and make this healthy organic ketchup recipe by Heather McClees.
6. Sweet potato and cabbage dogs
Source: Sweet Potato and Cabbage Dogs
Believe it or not, sweet potatoes combined with cabbage and spices give wonderful texture and flavor to the best vegetarian dogs you’ll ever make. A crispy outer layer and sweetness inside served on a toast with ketchup, mustard and sliced veggies or relish, like a classic hot dog. The best part is, these homemade vegetarian dogs by Anupama Paliwal are the easiest thing to do and they taste delicious.
7. Dogs carrots with red cabbage
Source: Red Cabbage Carrot Dogs
We understand that some may have doubts about this, but trust us – these Carrot Dogs from Melina Kutelas actually taste like the real thing. The flavor of carrots has just the right mix of sweet and spicy. The added flavor bonus of the shredded red cabbage and spicy arugula makes it even better and a little more special. Drizzle it with ketchup and mustard and dig.
8. Burger with black beans, mushrooms and Kalamata olives
Source: Black Bean, Mushroom and Kalamata Olive Burger
This black bean and mushroom pancake by Rita Parente and André Noguiere is amazing in itself. Add dried figs, kalamata olives and thyme to the mix and you have a pairing made in foodie heaven! Garlic and paprika transform what could very well be bland patties into an incredible Mediterranean-inspired burger delight.
9. Homemade fries with ketchup
Source: homemade fries with ketchup
What’s better than a bunch of steaming potatoes draped in ketchup? Have you ever thought about coating them in ketchup before baking them in the oven? Luckily I did, and that’s what came out of my oven 25 minutes later. With a little garlic and spices added, these homemade ketchup baked fries from Renee Press are crisp, flavorful and delicious.
10. Raw Yam Burgers and Daikon Fries with Ketchup
Source: Raw Yam Burgers and Daikon Fries with Ketchup
All in these Emily Von Euw Raw Yam Burgers and Fries is a bunch of veggies and spices. It’s like that: throw stuff in the food processor, scrub things with your hands, throw something in the dehydrator and you’ll have a raw gourmet meal in no time! (Okay, maybe I simplified this process a bit.) But seriously, it’s about as simple as that. Look at the colors of this food.
11. Quick and easy curly fries
Source: Quick and Easy Curly Fries
Fancy some fried fries? Forget those frozen stuff and make your own! Seasoned with salt and pepper, these oven-baked curly fries from Liz Martone are light, crispy and perfect for dipping in ketchup. It might be fast food, but it’s great food.
12. Kid-Friendly Cauliflower Hash Browns
Source: Kid Friendly Cauliflower Hash Browns
Sometimes getting kids to eat vegetables can be a bit tricky, but it’s important to make sure they’re getting all the nutrients they need. That’s why these vegan hashbrowns are amazing. They are a kid’s favorite and dress up the cauliflower so well! This Katia Martin Cauliflower Hash Browns Recipe might even be your kid’s new favorite breakfast!
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