Paleo Balsamic Ketchup {by Our Paleo Life}
Paleo Balsamic Ketchup {by Our Paleo Life}

Recipe: Balsamic Ketchup {Whole30-compliant}

By Kendra Benson    

January 4, 2015

It's basically impossible to find any ketchup in the store without some form of added refined sugar or weird preservatives, so make your own. This recipe not only leaves out the nasty stuff and is only sweetened with honey (you may also opt to not sweeten it at all), but it has the perfect blend of flavors from tomatoes and balsamic vinegar.

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  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: Approx. 3 cups


2 (6 oz) cans Tomato Paste

1 cup Water

2/3 cup Balsamic Vinegar

1/4 cup Honey (see notes below)1
{leave out for Whole30}2

1/2 tsp Garlic Powder

1/2 tsp Onion Powder

1/4 tsp Allspice

1/8 tsp Sea Salt


1Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Use a whisk to combine everything evenly and get rid of any lumps.

2Bring to a simmer and continue cooking for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3Remove from heat and pour into a glass storage container of your choice (I love using recycled sauce/ketchup bottles).

4Store in the refrigerator.

1 This ketchup becomes sweeter the longer it is left in the fridge. If you anticipate using all of it within a week, maybe 2, I would recommend using all the honey. If you are making this for future consumption, only use about half of the honey listed.
2 As mentioned above, this ketchup becomes sweeter the longer it is stored. It will even be sweet without the honey if stored for too long. Try to use it early on to avoid an overly sweet condiment.

** The Nutritional Facts below are calculated based on 1/4 cup honey.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 Tbsp
Sodium44.7 mg
Potassium56.0 mg
Protein0.2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sugar2.5 g
Total Fat0 g
Saturated Fat0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0 g
Monounsaturated Fat0 g
Total Carbohydrates2.9 g
Dietary Fiber0.3 g

3 Reviews


October 6, 2016


I realize that your post is quite old but I just came across this blog and I am just seeing your post. You may already be aware of this but Agave Nectar is actually very un-healthy. Check out this information regarding Agave Nectar.


May 18, 2016

This looks great. I will use Agave nectar because of health issues.
I am just learning about the Paleo diet. I appreciate all of your efforts.


February 20, 2015

Hi there,

This looks delicious, how long is it’s shelf life? Can it be put in a water bath to prolong it life?


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