Have no fear! Even if you have a nightshade allergy, you can still have ketchup! This Nightshade-Free Ketchup recipe is gluten-free, allergy-free, vegan, paleo, and sugar-free! Perfect for any diet and super-packed with “sneaky” healthy veggie nutrition!
The condiment classic, revolutionized! I always laugh when I see in my analytics that one of the most trafficked posts on Strength and Sunshine is my “What To Avoid With A Nightshade Allergy” post. Now, being a good food allergy influencer, I knew that meant you guys wanted to learn more about nightshade allergies. So if you haven’t checked out that post, I suggest you read it or refresh your brain with what exactly a nightshade allergy means when it comes to the foods that can and can’t be eaten.
Tomatoes are sadly (tragically) the big iconic nightshade we all know. I say tragically because you know how I feel about my ketchup. “My name is Rebecca and I am a ketchup addict.” The torment of not being able to dip your yucca fries in ketchup? Scary thoughts, nightmares, ah! I couldn’t let my nightshade-free food allergy brethren suffer like that!
I can always find a solution for you; that’s my mission here on Strength and Sunshine. Food allergies won’t get in the way of delicious and fun eating! We should all have the opportunity to enjoy every type of food, recipe, eating experience, in some way. Even if you don’t even like ketchup and you have a nightshade allergy, you should STILL have the option of ketchup. (However, I bet the reason you have a nightshade allergy is punishment for not liking ketchup! Haha! Joking 😉 )
With my mission to have everyone enjoying some ketchup dipping action, this nightshade-free ketchup solves all the problems. It is loaded with a base of beets and carrots! Naturally colored from the beets and naturally sweet from the carrots. Add some apple cider vinegar and spices, blend it up, and wow! Miracle ketchup! It even gives any picky eaters you have on your hands an extra dose of veggie goodness (all picky eaters love ketchup…right?) Here we have it, nightshade-free, gluten-free, vegan, paleo, allergy-free, and sugar-free! Easy peasy!
- Boil your chopped carrots and beets in a pot soft, reserve the cooking water and set aside.
- In a large food processor, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. Add some of the cooking water to the food processor, as needed, to achieve as smooth a texture as possible.
- Store in an airtight jar for up to 2 weeks.
From nuggets to fries (to mac & cheese), you can get ketchup krazy again! Even if you don’t have a nightshade allergy, you should still try this veggieful “ketchup“! No one needs to be deprived of the greatest condiment there ever was! And the excuse that ketchup isn’t healthy is blown out of the park here. If you think ketchup isn’t healthy, you’re just not eating (or making) the right kind!
So tell me:
+ What’s your favorite thing to pair with ketchup? More ketchup 😉 Hahaha!
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