Overview

This simple raw ketchup recipe combines fresh and sun-dried tomatoes with dates and a few other ingredients for a raw ketchup that's perfect with raw veggie burgers. A blender is required.
  • Prep Time

    5 min
  • Total Time

    5 min
  • Suggested Servings

    8 servings
  • Shelf Life

    5 days in fridge
  • Equipment

Ingredients

Nutrition Facts

Directions

  • 1. Blend everything in the blender except the sun dried tomatatoes. Add the sun dried tomatoes in last and blend until you get a ketchupy consistency.
  • 2. Ketchup is complete!
  • 3. Serve on veggie burgers and don't forget your raw mayonnaise (yummy)!! Or serve this raw ketchup recipe on top of raw macaroni and cheese. :)

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

Raw ketchup recipes that have the right ketchupy texture aren't that easy to find.

This recipe is pretty easy and can be made instantly without any soaking or prepping. All you need is a blender.

Of course, you can serve this raw ketchup recipe on raw burgers or any other raw meal that calls for ketchup! The texture is really perfect, the first time I made it it turned out perfectly without any tweaking. After I refrigerated my leftover ketchup for a day, there was a little bit of oil separation, which I drained off. Other than that, I have no improvements to suggest.

Grab your blender and start making raw ketchup already!

Nutrition Overview

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  • This recipe is very low in Calories, Fat, and Carbohydrates.
  • This recipe is low in Sodium.

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Thank you so much. Raisins I do have. With this heat the sun is turning my grapes into raisins before I get a chance to pick them. Lol. Now off to get a "baking".

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Hi Kahontiyo, It depends on the size of your dates, but I think 2-3 dates sounds perfect

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Hi i was just wondering how many dates to use - you say 2 Tbs but is that equal to 2-3 dates?

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Can i replace vinegar with something else?

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Hi there. No, you can omit it but I don't recommend it.

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This. Is. AMAZING! I've been looking for a better 'ketchup' for the kids. Massive hit! I used raisins (no dates left as made your raw brownie last night). They love it - I would agree with Mike the olive oil comes through quite strong, but the kids love it! As do I - if I get to sample any!! Thanks soooo much for this!

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Love your enthusiasm, Em! I'm so happy you all loved my ketchup! :)

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Do you think I could process this is jars via hot water bath to have it all winter? If so how long would you process for?

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Hi Roxanne - No sorry, this will not keep.

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Hi LJ :) just wondering how long do you think this will keep in the fridge? Thanks, and love your work xo

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Hi Lizzie!

5 days in fridge :)

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This ketchup is delicious! Thanks so much for your recipe.. I came across you on google which I'm so glad I did as I've downloaded you 30 raw food app and some great recipes on ther thanks again :-)

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Awesome Sarah. So glad to have you here with me. What did you use your ketchup with?

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Could I use something other than dates? I live out in the middle of nowhere plus we are in the dessert so no dates anywhere to be found. I want to try other recipes on your site as well but the dates keep me from it. Any suggestions?

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Hi MO, You can use raisins instead

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Thank you so much. Raisins I do have. With this heat the sun is turning my grapes into raisins before I get a chance to pick them. Lol. Now off to get a "baking".

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Would love to hear how it turns out, Mo!

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Hi i was just wondering how many dates to use - you say 2 Tbs but is that equal to 2-3 dates?

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Hi Kahontiyo, It depends on the size of your dates, but I think 2-3 dates sounds perfect

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1st recipe on your site I've tried; just finished - It turned out pretty good! I'm looking for sneaky ways to get more nutrition (and almost more importantly, less anti-nutrition lol) into my kids' diet so if I can pass this off for standard ketchup it'll be a big win.

I thought it was pretty great as is for my own taste, but if you need it to be as close to ketchup as possible I'd suggest cutting back on the oil (or substituting a milder-tasting oil) as the olive-oil taste comes through pretty distinctly. I'd also try a little less vinegar (or again something that's not quite so distinct). Finally, I had to add water (probably a half cup or more) to get it to a ketchup consistency. I used fresh tomatoes and dry sun-dried tomatoes so if you used canned tomatoes and jarred sun-dried tomatoes this might not be necessary.

Anyway great recipe! I look forward to checking some of your other stuff out.

Mike

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Hi Mike, thanks for your thoughts and suggestions. Comments like these make this site a better place for all. I haven't made this recipe lately, but I will definitely try lessesning the vinegar.

Glad to have you here Mike.

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How long can it be stored in the refrigerator until it sours? (is it correct? my english became so bad) :-D
thx

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3-4 days

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This turned out to be a great tomato sauce! That sounds like I'm surprised but I'm really not as all of your recipes are fab. A friend just popped round and I had her try all of my creations this weekend. Before she put the spoonful of this sauce in her mouth she suddenly stopped and said 'Wow, even just the smell!'

My modifications were as follows:

The dates were soaked (why do you recommend NOT to soak the dates?) as I didn't use them all in the vanilla-mint squares so I had a few ready and waiting to be used.

I added some small red onions (they could be called shallots but I'm never too sure!)

I only added 1/2 tsp salt as for some reason adding a full teaspoon to recipes seems a lot to me.

It was probably around 1 1/2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar that I added as I ended up popping in the remaining tomatoes that I had and then felt it needed a bit extra vinegar.

I don't have any sun dried tomatoes at home (I might splash out and buy some next time I'm feeling flush but to me they are a more expensive item) so I'm not sure what difference they might have made. But I did add some Thai sweet basil...

The result - ohh my... so good! A bit runnier than I expected but not a problem. Perhaps it will thicken a bit over night?

It was great with the veggie burgers and I can't wait to dip the corn chips into it once they've finished dehydrating tomorrow. Happy days!

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How long will this keep in the fridge?

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Not as long as a bottle of Heinz ketchup - that's for sure :)

Probably 4-5 days

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Can't wait to make this with the veggie burgers + mayo!!! I've got my shopping list and I'm making them tomorrow. Yeeeeee so excited! :)

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So, how were they?? :)

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