Heinz Who? Dip Into These 7 Homemade Condiments and Sauces
Are you a condiment king or queen? Your fries are just a vehicle for ketchup, or your carrots just an excuse for hummus? Many people stand by the belief that a meal is not complete without condiments, and that’s why you can often find bottles of ketchup, mustard, hot sauce, pesto, salsa, and more stocked high in people’s fridges. No one can bear the idea of running on empty. But while these sauces undeniably add flavor and can transform a meal, understanding what is in some of them can also transform how you think of them. Some ketchups are loaded with sugar; other dressings and salsas are made up of ingredients that you can’t even pronounce. You could easily wreck your diet or healthy eating plan without even knowing it, and that’s why, especially in this case, it’s sometimes better to go home-made.
And don’t you fear. Homemade condiments and sauces are a lot easier than they sound. As long as you have a few ingredients on your hands, along with a food processor, you’re golden. Trust us, your waistline and wallet will thank you if you give these seven homemade condiment recipes a try.
1. Homemade Ketchup
First up is a recipe for the mother of all condiments from Skinny Taste. We know Heinz is the most famous producer of the favorite little red sauce we like to call ketchup, but high fructose corn syrup is also high on the ingredient list of Heinz’s most famous products, and that’s why it’s time to reevaluate our allegiances. Making your own ketchup at home ensures that the red stuff is free of the ingredients we like to keep out of our food, and believe it or not, ketchup is simple to make, too. Just combine your ingredients in a medium saucepan and give ‘em a swirl. In only 20 minutes, you’ll be ready to dip your fries in guilt-free homemade goodness.
- 6 oz can tomato paste
- 1/4 cup honey (or agave)
- 1/2 cup white vinegar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tsp sugar
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/8 tsp garlic powder
Combine all the ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat; whisk until smooth. When it comes to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat and cover until cool. Chill and store refrigerated in a covered container.