Use organic ingredients to make this home made ketchup with no sodium, no sugar, and no chemicals.  Perfect for the Maximized Living Nutrition Plans!

Healing Cuisine’s Homemade Ketchup
Makes 4 Cups

4 pounds organic tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/4 cup unsweetened apple juice
1 pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp whole cloves
1 tsp celery seed
1 tsp black peppercorns
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
3 Tbsp Bragg apple cider vinegar

1. Combine the tomatoes, onion, garlic, apple juice, and cayenne pepper in a large stock pot. Bring to a boil.  Tie off the bay leaf, cloves, celery seed and peppercorns in cheesecloth.  Add to the pot and continue to boil, stirring often until the mixture has reduced by half.

2. Remove the spice bag and stir in the lemon juice and apple cider vinegar.  Continue to boil for 10 more minutes, then remove from the heat.  Pour into a glass container(s) and cool (puree in food processor if desired).  Cover with a lid and refrigerate until using.  Use or freeze within 1-2 weeks. 

We just made this and we divided it into two glass containers.  One for the fridge, one for the freezer.  We’ll grab the frozen ketchup as needed and will have plenty for months and months!  This recipe makes about 4 cups of ketchup.

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Written by Elise Schwartz
Elise Schwartz

Elise has been living a sugar-free natural lifestyle since 2008, after discovering her PCOS, infertility, and inability to lose weight were caused by toxicity in her food and daily life. She became a certified nutrition and body detox coach, and provides consultations to clients across the world. By living the principles she teaches, Elise proudly welcomed her son, Austin, into the world in 2011. She and her husband, Dr. Dave, own and operate a natural health clinic, Triad Health Center, in Greensboro, NC.


  1. When do you put the vinegar in?

  2. Hi! You can add it in with the apple cider vinegar. Enjoy!

  3. Thank you so much. I can’t wait to try this homemade ketchup!

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