AIP Ketchup
(AIP, Paleo, Plant-Based)

July 7, 2021 | By Monica

This cherry-based AIP ketchup is bound to satisfy all you traditional ketchup lovers!
This cherry-based AIP ketchup is bound to satisfy all you traditional ketchup lovers! Packed with satisfying flavor that will keep you coming back for more. AIP, Paleo, Plant-based, Vegan. Healthy and easy. Nutrient-dense. Ingredients include cherries, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, cloves, carrot, dried minced onion, salt, garlic powder, horseradish powder, cinnamon, and ginger. Reverse autoimmune symptoms and chronic illness by eating gut-healing recipes.

Ketchup is one of my favorite condiments. When I read that nightshades weren't allowed on the AIP diet, I immediately thought...but what will I do without my beloved ketchup?! I kicked off the diet trying to make alternative AIP-compliant ketchup recipes I found online. To my dismay, none of them tasted quite right. Many were too beet or carrot tasting for my palate and it left me in a sad state of affairs. Naturally, the only thing left for me to do was create my own recipe.

So, here is my gift to all you fellow ketchup lovers out there. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Fun Health Facts

Cherries are packed with beneficial nutrients including vitamins (A, C, K), minerals, and antioxidants. Studies have suggested they lower inflammation, benefit heart health, and help to improve restful sleep. They're also low in calories!

Apple Cider Vinegar is believed to help with weight loss, gut health, the immune system, and lowering cholesterol. When looking for an Apple Cider Vinegar to buy, pick one that is labeled with the "Mother". This means the vinegar contains strands of proteins, enzymes, and friendly bacteria, which are all thought to be responsible for its health benefits. 

Maple syrup is chock-full of antioxidants, receives a lower score on the glycemic index compared to other sweeteners, and is even thought to help fight inflammatory diseases like IBD and arthritis.

List of Ingredients

  • Cherries

  • Apple cider vinegar

  • Maple syrup

  • Whole cloves

  • Carrot

  • Dried minced onion

  • ​Salt

  • Garlic powder

  • Horseradish powder

  • Cinnamon

  • Ginger

This cherry-based AIP ketchup is bound to satisfy all you traditional ketchup lovers! Packed with satisfying flavor that will keep you coming back for more. AIP, Paleo, Plant-based, Vegan. Healthy and easy. Nutrient-dense. Ingredients include cherries, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, cloves, carrot, dried minced onion, salt, garlic powder, horseradish powder, cinnamon, and ginger. Reverse autoimmune symptoms and chronic illness by eating gut-healing recipes.

Tips & Tricks

  • I always use frozen pitted cherries, but I'm sure fresh would work great. Avoid those in syrup!

  • Horseradish powder can be difficult to find. I go to a specialty spice shop in Denver to get mine. You could alternatively use freshly grated horseradish, just up the amount to ¼ tsp. If you can't find that either, just omit it altogether.

  • You'll know the ketchup is done cooking when it stays separated in the pan for a second after scraping with a spoon.

  • I recommend chilling the ketchup for at least a couple of hours to allow it to thicken and let the flavors blend.

  • It's freezer-friendly!