Passover is a time our community focuses a lot on food–family traditions, the seder dinner and which products are, and are not, kosher for Passover. But this holiday can also be a time to make healthier choices and ditch some of that extra sugar in your diet.
This homemade ketchup is Passover-friendly and sugar-free. It also cooks up in no time so you might find yourself whipping up batches of this all year long. You can easily double or triple the recipe to make larger quantities.
Homemade Ketchup for Passover
1 14 oz can diced tomatoes
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
½ tsp sea salt
4 dates, soaked in water, drained and chopped (preferred medjool dates)
1 tsp smoked paprika
½ tsp garlic powder
Salt and black pepper to taste
Drain the can of tomatoes.
Add all the ingredients to a small pot and bring to a boil. Cook for a few minutes to combine the flavors. Adjust season to taste.
Move the mixture to food processor or a blender and blend until completely smooth. Allow to cool.
Store in a mason jar or other airtight container.
Pronounced: KOH-sher, Origin: Hebrew, adhering to kashrut, the traditional Jewish dietary laws.
Pronounced: SAY-der, Origin: Hebrew, literally “order”; usually used to describe the ceremonial meal and telling of the Passover story on the first two nights of Passover. (In Israel, Jews have a seder only on the first night of Passover.)