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Homemade Paleo Ketchup + 9 Quick and Easy Ketchup Variations

Healthy homemade paleo ketchup is so easy to make, and you’ll also love the 9 flavor variations that take seconds to come together!

Homemade Paleo Ketchup

For a while, I stopped eating store-bought or restaurant ketchup because the most popular brand (you know which one) adds high fructose corn syrup to theirs, which is an ingredient I avoid like a plague. That’s when I started making my own at home and it’s been a staple in my fridge ever since.

These days, there are much better options on the market, but none of them taste as good as this homemade paleo ketchup that I keep going back to. This ketchup is so simple and easy to make that I never actually thought to post a recipe for it.

However, a reader recently asked me what my favorite ketchup brand is, and since the answer is “my own,” I knew I had to share it. This version only takes 5 minutes to whip up together with ingredients you likely already have in your kitchen, so I hope you make it!

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My favorite way to enjoy this ketchup is dipping sweet potato fries in it, because that’s a combo that can’t be beat for me. I always choose Japanese purple sweet potatoes because they taste so amazing and I just love their beautiful color.

Of course, if you think this homemade paleo ketchup is boring, well, I got you. I’m sharing 9 flavor varieties so you can switch up your ketchup in just seconds. And you can be creative and come up with your own flavors as well!

Hope you check out the recipe below, and let me know what flavor ketchup you would make in the comments! I would love some new ideas to switch it up and surprise my palate every now and then.

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Homemade Paleo Ketchup
 
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Serves: about 1 cup
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Instructions
  1. Combine tomato paste and water in a saucepan and heat over medium heat.
  2. Just as the mixture starts to boil, turn off heat.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir well.
  4. Remove from heat and cool at room temperature. Add more water if you want a thinner consistency.
  5. Store in an airtight container and keep in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 weeks.

If you are looking for different flavor variations for your ketchup, I have 9! Here are some ways that you can add some variety to your ketchup easily and quickly:
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9 Easy Ketchup Variations
 
Ingredients
Sriracha Ketchup
  • 1 batch of Homemade Paleo Ketchup
  • ¼ cup sriracha sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
Horseradish Ketchup
  • 1 batch of Homemade Paleo Ketchup
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp (or more, to taste) freshly grated horseradish root
Curry Ketchup
  • 1 batch of Homemade Paleo Ketchup
  • 2 tbsp red curry paste
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
Garlic Ketchup
  • 1 batch of Homemade Paleo Ketchup
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
Roasted Red Pepper Ketchup
  • 1 batch of Homemade Paleo Ketchup
  • ⅓ cup finely minced roasted bell pepper
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
Chili-Cumin Ketchup
  • 1 batch of Homemade Paleo Ketchup
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp lime juice
Sweet and Sour Ketchup
Ketchup BBQ Sauce
  • 1 batch of Homemade Paleo Ketchup
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp sea salt
Fry Sauce
Instructions
  1. For each ketchup variety, whisk the ingredients together until they are well combined.
  2. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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Homemade Paleo Ketchup (Gluten Free, Vegan)

Roasted Red Pepper Zucchini Hummus (Paleo, Vegan) [VIDEO]

This paleo and vegan roasted red pepper zucchini hummus is nut free and grain free, and it’s a delicious low-carb alternative to the chickpea version!

Roasted Red Pepper Zucchini Hummus paleo vegan

When I used to be a hummus lover (and boy, did I eat a TON of it), I used to always get the roasted red pepper flavor because it was so delicious. These days, I don’t eat much grains anymore, except for white rice occasionally, but I do get a hankering for a good hummus dip to go with my veggies and crackers now and then.

Recently, I’ve been seeing zucchini being used in such creative ways, like getting blended into smoothies and sauces to create a creamy texture. So I thought, why not try to make a hummus with it?

I was so surprised to find out how well this recipe turned out, especially after sweating out the zucchini to remove the moisture. I just love the versatility of this vegetable and I’m so happy I found a way to enjoy hummus without grains or nuts (which many paleo hummus is made of).

I’ve been eating this with almost everything (it was ESPECIALLY amazing on some grilled pork chops) and I just can’t get enough!

Roasted Red Pepper Zucchini Hummus paleo vegan

If you don’t love roasted red peppers, you can just do without it for a regular hummus or customize it any way you want! I’m planning to make an olive version next.

The video I posted above shows that I used 2 red bell peppers, but I’m adjusting the recipe to use one so you can taste the hummus part more than the bell peppers. I ended up doubling the other ingredients to blend again to even out the flavors, so excuse the minor detail error.

If you are avoiding grains and/or nuts, or if you are just looking for a great low carb dip recipe, try out this Roasted Red Pepper Zucchini Hummus and you’ll want to slather it on ALL the things!

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Roasted Red Pepper Zucchini Hummus (Paleo, Vegan)
 
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Ingredients
  • 1½ cups of peeled and cubed zucchini (about 1 large zucchini)
  • 1 red bell pepper, halved, seeded, and cored
  • Juice from ½ lemon
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • Optional: Fresh herbs, paprika, and/or olive oil, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Use ½ tsp of sea salt to salt the zucchini and toss. Let sit for 20 minutes in a colander, then pat dry with a paper towel.
  2. Heat the oven to broil.
  3. Place the bell pepper on a baking sheet with the skin side up. Broil them for 5-10 minutes until the skin is black and charred.
  4. Place the bell pepper in a bowl, and cover with a plate so it can steam for 5 minutes. Uncover, peel the skin, then cut into chunks.
  5. In a food processor, combine lemon juice and tahini and blend until creamy.
  6. Add zucchini, olive oil, garlic, and ½ tsp of sea salt. Blend.
  7. Finally, add the roasted red peppers and blend until creamy. Add more salt if needed.
  8. Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes so the hummus can thicken.
  9. Garnish with herbs, paprika or more olive oil, and serve cold.

Roasted Red Pepper Zucchini Hummus (paleo vegan, Whole30)

Coconut Mixed Berry Popsicles (Paleo, Vegan)

These sweet and creamy Coconut Mixed Berry Popsicles are paleo and vegan, and they are a delicious and healthy treat on a hot summer day!

Coconut Mixed Berry Popsicles

It’s almost 4th of July, and I’m relishing in the fact that it falls on a Tuesday. It feels like an extra-long weekend, although Monday is a work day for many people. From what I’ve been hearing, most people are working from home or taking Monday off, so It feels like an extra-indulgent mid-week break!

While I usually don’t post recipes on weekends, I wanted to get these super summery and scrumptious Coconut Mixed Berry Popsicles to you before you start the celebration with BBQs and fireworks. I just love the combination of berries and cream, and even better when it’s in popsicle form!

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I love that these mixed berry popsicles are festive as well, with their red, white, and blue hues. I used strawberries and blueberries, but you can use any other types of berries as well, like raspberries or blackberries. Either way, you have to try them because this is such an easy recipe and it’s so dang yummy.

What fun plans do you have for 4th of July? I think we might head to the beach to watch the fireworks and try out some food trucks. Of course, I will enjoy this yummy cold treat as well since they’ll be calling my name from the freezer. While I’m not a sweets-lover, I can definitely enjoy 1 or 2 coconut mixed berry popsicles, when it’s over 80 degrees out!

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Coconut Mixed Berry Popsicles
 
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Serves: 6 popsicles
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  1. In a high powered blender, blend coconut milk, coconut sugar, shredded coconut, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.
  2. Place chopped strawberries in the popsicle mold, dividing them evenly.
  3. Pour coconut milk mixture over the strawberries so it fills up ⅔ of the popsicle mold. You should have some coconut milk mixture left over. Set aside.
  4. Freeze for 30 minutes.
  5. Once partially frozen, push down the popsicle sticks into the middle of the mold until they stick through the frozen layer so they stay in place.
  6. Place blueberries in the mold on top of the coconut milk layer, pushing some down to the middle of the mold
  7. Pour the rest of the coconut milk mixture over the blueberries to the top of the mold.
  8. Freeze the whole thing for at least 4 hours.
  9. When ready to eat, run the mold under warm water to remove the popsicles.

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Coconut Mixed Berry Popsicles (Paleo, Dairy Free, Vegan)