Here’s a simple recipe for ketchup that you can put on your raw vegan burgers. (Or uh, anything else you fancy ketchup on…taco anyone? I won’t judge!) This ketchup also goes well on raw vegan fries. I use the leftovers as a layer for my savory raw vegan lasagna recipe.
Ketchup (Raw Vegan)
- food processor
- 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes (or dry/dehydrate them yourself)
- 1 cup fresh tomato
- 2 medjool dates (check each date for pits and remove)
- 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp salt (himalayan or sea)
- Add all ingredients into a food processor and blend until you get a saucy consistency.
- Spread on burger, dip your fries into it, layer on lasagna, etc. Just make sure to enjoy!
- A blender (such as the Vitamix) can work in place of a processor. As long as it has a low profile tamper (this is what gives it the ability to smash down the ingredients towards the blades). Otherwise, in a regular blender, you would have to keep stopping the blender and pushing the ingredients back down with a spatula, starting, then repeating.
TOMATOES – A POWERFUL RECIPE INGREDIENT
Tomatoes are a powerful little fruit. Yes, they are technically a fruit, though for culinary purposes, many chefs group them with vegetables.
Studies show that eating tomatoes can protect against sunburn, reduce inflammation, and lower the risk of cardiovascular disease.
In addition, lycopene, the naturally occurring pigment that gives tomatoes their red color, is a powerful antioxidant. It has been widely researched for its role in preventing cancer.
An article about tomatoes from Pennsylvania State University states the following:
“Research supports that foods high in lycopene may help to reduce the risk for prostate, digestive, and pancreatic cancers. Tomato products are responsible for more than 80% of the lycopene in the U.S. diet. “– RICHARD ANDREW KRALJ, M ED., RDN, LDN
Another great reason to welcome this raw vegan ketchup recipe into your life!
Ingredients for Raw Vegan Ketchup
THE BEST RAW VEGAN METHOD FOR THIS RECIPE
Ultimately, the ideal way to make this recipe would be to grow your own tomatoes and dehydrate them in the sun yourself. This ensures the quality of them, as well as their nutritional value and biophoton (life-force energy) content.
However, having fresh home-grown tomatoes year round is not feasible for most of us who live in colder climates. Nor is it possible for those who don’t have adequate time to tend a garden.
With that being said, the next best thing is buying tomatoes grown organically and locally. Or, the last case scenario, buying from a grocery store and dehydrating them yourself. This can also be done in an oven if you don’t have access to a dehydrator. Simply crank the oven temperature down to as close 115degrees F or below, and leave the door slightly ajar.
If I’m going to be honest though (a virtue I honor and practice!) I most often buy pre-made sun-dried tomatoes from a local grocery store. This is because tere is not a local farmer’s market super close by.
I do hope to cultivate an abundance of those powerful red orbs we call tomatoes someday. I would enjoy making my own sun-dried tomatoes too. That way I can enjoy all of the tremendous health benefits. Also, there would be more potent living energy in these lovelies. I hope you can also do the same!
ENJOY YOUR KETCHUP!
Now you can make this raw vegan ketchup recipe!
Enjoy your rawsome ketchup!
If you try it, please share your opinion in the comments section.
[Original article I wrote on my website]
For more information on why I went R.A.W. feel free to check out my other article.