Completing my condiments, i was making to ato sauce for the kids. So once i decided to go on whole foods – i tried to make my own condiments. From chili sauce, mayonaise, vegan cheese sauce and now ketchup. Making homemade condiments is so simple and easy that you wouldn’t want to buy a packed ones anymore.
Tomatoes. Pick up red tomatoes as the color will be better, since we are not using any coloring agent, a homemade tomato sauce color will vary depending on the tomatoes we picked.
Sourness. We’re going to use apple cider vinegar for the sour flavor. Don’t ude tamarind as it will make the sauce so brown in color.
Sugar. I am using stevia sugar. You can also use monk fruit. I don’t recommend coconut sugar as it could change the color to be darker and brown.
Seasonings. As simply as salt and pepper.
Wash and dice up all the tomatoes. I do remove most of the seeds to make it softer in texture.
Put all the tomatoes in the blender and blend them with little bit of water.
Bring it to the pan and simmer it until the water is reduced. If you’re going to make a tomato paste, thenthis will be your last stop. A tomato paste is simply to simmer the tomatoes until all water reduced and leave out a paste.
Since we’re making ketchup, before all the water is reduced, add in stevia, apple cider vinegar and seasonings to the pan.
Cook until all the water is reduced significantly. Once it’s all reduced, i’d like to blend in with a hand mixer to make the texture smoother and sauce like.
- 6 pcs red tomatoes
- 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 3 tsp stevia
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper