Recipe: Kristi’s GF Green Zebra Tomato Ketchup

Mmmm... french fries and green ketchup!

Mmmm... french fries and green ketchup!

So you say you want more recipes, eh?  Well, I’m playing around with making homemade ketchup, so I guess I’ll share that with you. 😉  It is important for this recipe that you use RIPE tomatoes.  I know it says “Green” in the title, but that’s the variety of tomato that I’m using: “Green Zebra.”  They taste essentially like regular tomatoes, but they’re green and they are a little bit more tart.  A good old Arkansas Traveler or something will get you there just as well.  If you want your ketchup smoother, hit this baby with a stick blender until you get the consistency you like.  I’m ok with “food processor chunky”. 🙂

Here are the instructions, they’re not hard. 🙂

Ingredients:
6-7 ripe green zebra tomatoes (about a lb, maybe)
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup onion
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon dill

Directions:
1.  Chunk up tomatoes, garlic and onions. Pulse in food processor until liquified and no chunks remain.

Cut tomatoes into chunks small enough for your processor!

Cut tomatoes into chunks small enough for your processor!

2.  Drop in spices, vinegar and honey. Pulse to combine.
3.  Dump into sauce pan and reduce until you reach desired consistancy.

Ketchup before reducing.

Ketchup before reducing.

Ketchup after reduction, note the darker color and less mass.

Ketchup after reduction, note the darker color and less mass.

4.   Allow to cool and put into a squeeze bottle for immediate use. Keep refrigerated!

Put into squeeze bottle for easy service.

Put into squeeze bottle for easy service.

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