Date Paste Sweetened Ketchup

Instead of using sugar, our unique ketchup recipe uses date paste for sweetening. Add cayenne pepper if you prefer a spicier version.

DateME Boutique date paste sweetened ketchup recipe


  • ½ cup DateME Date Paste
  • 1 – 6 oz. can tomato paste
  • 1 – 14 oz. can diced tomatoes (fire roasted for extra flavor)
  • 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tsp. grated or minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. cayenne powder (less if not a fan of heat)


Yield: 3 cups

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a sauce pan. Cook on medium-low heat for 20-30 minutes, until the date paste is melted and the ingredients blend together.
  2. Remove the mixture from the heat and allow to cool slightly.
  3. Add the mixture to a blender or Vitamix and blend until smooth. (Beware, the mixture is hot! Place a towel over the top and hold so top doesn’t pop off).
  4. Allow to cool. Store in mason jars or something similar in the refrigerator. Good for up to three weeks.

Recipe is adapted for use by Whole30 dieters.

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