Low-carb ketchup

Low-carb ketchup

Anticipation... anticipa-ay-tion. Wait no longer for a delicious homemade version of America's favorite condiment. This tangy, well-spiced version offers bright but complex flavors. So cook it thick and spread it on thick, too!

Low-carb ketchup

Anticipation... anticipa-ay-tion. Wait no longer for a delicious homemade version of America's favorite condiment. This tangy, well-spiced version offers bright but complex flavors. So cook it thick and spread it on thick, too!
USMetric
1 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ ½ grated or finely chopped yellow oniongrated or finely chopped yellow onions
  • 1 1 pressed garlic clovepressed garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 13 cup 75 ml red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1 bay leafbay leaves
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp paprika powder
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp coriander seed
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp cloves
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 14 oz. 400 g canned whole tomatoes

Instructions

Instructions are for 1 serving. Please modify as needed.

  1. Fry the onion, garlic and tomato paste in oil for a couple of minutes over medium heat in a nonstick saucepan. The onion should become soft and glossy, not browned.
  2. Add vinegar, bay leaves, spices and canned tomatoes. Stir and simmer for a couple of more minutes.
  3. Lower the heat and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes. Remove the bay leaves.
  4. Puree the ketchup with an immersion blender or blend in a mixer until smooth. Taste and adjust flavor, adding more salt, freshly ground black pepper or vinegar as needed.
  5. Depending on how thick you want your ketchup to be, you can let it simmer longer over low heat. Store in the fridge for 1-2 weeks or freeze.

Tip!

Canned whole tomatoes have the best taste, especially San Marzano, but good-quality crushed or pureed tomatoes of any variety work well, too.

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11 comments

  1. Carol Ann
    How much is a serving of low carb ketchup? It says there are 18g carbs per serving but not the serving size, 18g seems a lot.
  2. Sandi
    The calculations appear to be for the entire recipe
  3. Sandra
    I think Sandi is correct......18 g carbs is for the whole batch. It is confusing the way it's worded with the " / serving " there isn't it?
    Liberal low carb
    59% Fat
    10% Protein
    30% Carbs
    18 g carbs / serving
    ( The nutritional information is calculated for the whole batch. )
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  5. Leisureguy
    I made this, following the recipe except 3 cloves of garlic instead of 1 and had to simmer 40 minutes rather than 20 to get the consistency right. Best ketchup I've ever had. I did use San Marzano tomatoes, and now am making a double recipe (28 oz can of tomatoes).

    I assume the "1/2 teaspoon cloves" means "1/2 teaspoon ground cloves." That's what I used. I also used ground coriander since I had no coriander seeds, but I will use whole coriander seeds in the next batch and hope the blending takes care of them.

  6. Lin Chamberlain
    I put it in a calculator for 16 oz and =32 tablespoons..so approximately 2 tablespoons per ounce...so dividing the carbs by 32 will give me .5625 carbs per tbsp
  7. Jemma
    How long does this keep for? I'm desperately trying to get my kids off ketchup!
  8. Jemma
    Sorry ignore the above just found it
  9. Mary Crowle
    Can I bottle this? Pour into sterilized jars and keep indefinitely?
    Reply: #10
  10. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can I bottle this? Pour into sterilized jars and keep indefinitely?

    You can bottle it but without preservatives, I am not sure how long it would stay good for.

  11. Amber
    I am not a fan of cloves, can you taste them? Can I omit or remove them altogether?
    Reply: #12
  12. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I am not a fan of cloves, can you taste them? Can I omit or remove them altogether?

    You can taste the ketchup without adding the cloves and see if you like the taste. If you like the taste as is, then you can omit the cloves.

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