Tomato Ketchup

Serves: 275g (60g = 1 serving) SmartPoints Per Serving: 1

Recipe details


Although this takes time to cook the preparation is easy. Commercial tomato ketchup contains refined sugar and preservatives so it’s well worth making a batch of this tangy ‘clean-living’ sauce.


1 shallot, peeled and sliced
1 garlic clove, peeled and chopped 450 g tomatoes, chopped roughly

100 ml white wine vinegar
25 g stoned dates, chopped
1 teaspoon peppercorns
1 bay leaf
1 star anise


1. Place all the ingredients in a heavy based pan, bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer gently for 45 minutes. Remove the bay leaf and star anise, then use a hand-held blender to blend the sauce until smooth.
2. Sieve the sauce to remove any bits, then return to a clean pan and boil until thickened, around 10 minutes. Cover and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

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