I always assumed that making ketchup would require hours of boiling and stirring tomatoes into a thick paste, who knew that it takes less then 25 minutes! I was completely shocked at how quickly you can make deliciously smooth and thick homemade ketchup using just a can of tomatoes and a handful of other ingredients.

Instead of using honey in this recipe, I decided to make this ketchup both vegan and Whole30 by naturally sweetening it was dates. The dates also help to thicken the ketchup once everything is pureed in the blender.

I have a big fear of preserving things so have yet to try with this recipe, but if you are braver then I am, this ketchup could be put in sterilized jars and kept for up to 6 months in a dark place.

Looking for things to do with this ketchup? It is delicious served with Butternut Squash Tots, alongside Crispy Carrot Chips, or on top of a Chicken burger.

If you make this recipe let me know in the comment section below, I would love to hear what you think or take a photo and tag me (@everylastbite_) on Instagram, I love seeing your photos!

Easy Tomato Ketchup

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Diets Dairy Free, Grain/Gluten Free, Nut Free, Paleo, Refined Sugar Free, SCD Legal, Vegan, Whole30
Servings 2 cups


  • 1 14 oz can chopped tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup chopped dates
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp water
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • Combine all of the ingredients in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and then leave to simmer for 25 minutes.
  • Remove from the stove top and allow to slightly cool before transferring everything to a blender and blending until completely smooth.
  • The ketchup will last for about a week in the fridge or alternatively you can store it in sterilized jars in a dark place for up to 6 months.
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