Quick and Easy Ketchup

A tasty, tomato-flavored recipe which can also be used as a base for other sauces. This non-cooking recipe maintains the flavor and nutrition of the tomato paste, but adds a subtle blend of complementing flavors.


4 cups (32 servings)


1 (12 ounce) can tomato paste
1/2 cup frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed
1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
3/4 cup cold water
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin


Stir the tomato paste, apple juice concentrate, and vinegar together in a glass bowl. Pour the water into the bowl and continue stirring until smooth. Add the paprika, salt, thyme, garlic powder, onion powder, allspice, and cumin; stir to combine. Refrigerate at least 4 hours before using.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Refrigeration Time: 4 hours

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 16; Total Fat: 0.1 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 121 mg; Total Carbs: 3.9 g (Dietary Fiber: 0.5 g); Protein: 0.5 g

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