Low Sodium Ketchup Recipe (No Salt Added)

Home » Sauces » Low Sodium Ketchup Recipe (No Salt Added)

Share!

This post may contain affiliate links, please see our Privacy Policy for more information.

Jump to Recipe

This low sodium ketchup recipe is bright & flavorful, made with tomato paste, brown sugar, spices, and no added salt! Ready in 5 minutes, this easy dip and condiment is made with simple pantry staple ingredients and requires no cooking.

Add all your ingredients to a bowl, mix, and enjoy! I love this no salt added ketchup with low sodium chicken tenders, with oven baked salt-free fries, and on our homemade veggie burgers!

low sodium ketchup recipe no salt added catsup recipe

This fantastic low sodium ketchup has no added salt, but all the amazing flavor of regular ketchup! I’m the ketchup lover of the house, I put it on everything: burgers, fries, hash browns, and almost any kind of meat or potato.

Commercial ketchups can contain added salt, so making my own version at home is essential for our low sodium lifestyle! The below recipe makes about 1 cup of ketchup, and it lasts for up to one week in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

This Low Sodium Ketchup Recipe Is

  • Bright
  • Sweet
  • Tangy
  • Easy to Make
  • Made Without Salt
  • A Great No-Cook Condiment!
unsalted ketchup recipe without salt easy low sodium dips and sauces

Why Make Salt-Free Ketchup At Home?

Ketchup is easy recipe to make with some panty staple ingredients, and it requires no stove top or microwave cooking! It has a really wonderful flavor from the tomato paste, vinegar, and brown sugar and honey which give it a nice sweetness.

Making your own ketchup at home is especially great because you can add in any additional spices you like! Want a spicier ketchup? Mix in some additional cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes. Want a less sweet ketchup? Skip the brown sugar or honey and add extra chopped garlic!

You can make this ketchup in one bowl, and serve it up for a crowd if you are having a barbecue. It’s inexpensive, simple, and a great alternative to store-bought ketchups!

What Ingredients Do You Need To Make Ketchup Without Salt?

We love getting fresh seasonal produce, meats, and low sodium pantry staples delivered through Misfits Market. It saves time & money on groceries, and also helps reduce food waste! Highly recommend checking them out if you haven’t yet – get $10 off your first box today.

  • Tomato Paste: makes thick ketchup with a deep bold tomato flavor.  I only use a no salt added tomato paste, so you can control the amount of sodium in the recipe.
  • Brown Sugar: I  like to use a dark brown sugar which gives the ketchup a really nice flavor.
  • Honey: I’d recommend trying a local farmers market to find the best raw honey in your area. If you can’t find local, raw organic honey is a great option. I like to use both brown sugar and honey in this ketchup for the best consistency. You can substitute maple syrup as well if you don’t have honey on hand.
  • White Vinegar – I used a basic white vinegar, but you could also get creative and try out different flavored vinegars too: red wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, or even balsamic!
  • Garlic Powder: Also a major pantry staple ingredient that gets used in our house daily! I love this garlic powder and add it to a lot of recipes that I would use fresh garlic in too.
  • Onion Powder: adds a delicious and savory flavor to this dish as well.
  • Black Pepper
  • Cayenne pepper – optional, if you like spice! I added about 1/8 teaspoon in mine and it turned out great. If you like heat, you can add a little hot sauce or sriracha too!
tomato paste ketchup recipe with no salt added and vinegar honey brown sugar and spices

How Do You Make Homemade Ketchup with Tomato Paste?

  1. To a medium mixing bowl, add the no-salt-added tomato paste, vinegar, honey, brown sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, and cayenne (if using.)
  2. Mix well until all ingredients are well combined and you have a thick ketchup.
  3. Taste, and adjust seasonings as needed – adding more honey or brown sugar for a sweeter sauce, or more vinegar or garlic powder to make it more savory.
  4. Ketchup will last for up to one week in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Low Sodium Condiments for a Better Meal

This low sodium tomato ketchup recipe is a fantastic condiment to make without the salt. We’re all about making recipes low sodium when we can. Low sodium cooking does NOT have to be bland, boring, or flavorless… It’s quite the opposite when done right. 

By building meals around fresh ingredients and bright flavorful spices you can make better meals for you and your family. Check out all my low sodium condiment & sauce recipes here that are on LowSoRecipes. These easy and tasty recipes are fantastic meals for everyone at your table.

low salt ketchup recipe without salt easy low sodium condiments and dips with tomato paste

Serve This Unsalted Ketchup On:

Low Sodium French Fries

Low Sodium Beef Burgers

Crispy Low Sodium Chicken Breasts

Low Sodium Hash Browns

Share This Low-Sodium Ketchup Recipe

As always, if you make this low sodium ketchup recipe be sure to leave me a comment, rate this recipe, and tag us @lowsorecipes on Instagram so we can feature you.  We love seeing all your photos of our recipes!

Let’s keep in touch – don’t forget to follow over on Instagram, Facebook, & my Youtube channel for more amazing low sodium recipes – I’d love to connect with you there! 

low sodium ketchup recipe no salt added catsup recipe

Low Sodium Ketchup

AuthorKelly Jensen
This low sodium ketchup recipe is bright & flavorful, made with tomato paste, brown sugar, spices, and no added salt! Ready in 5 minutes, this easy dip and condiment is made with simple pantry staple ingredients and requires no cooking.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Condiment, dip, Sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 8 2-tablespoon servings
Calories 31 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowls

Ingredients
  

  • 6 ounces No-Salt-Added Tomato Paste
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • Pinch Cayenne Pepper optional, to taste

Instructions
 

  • To a medium mixing bowl, add the no-salt-added tomato paste, vinegar, honey, brown sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, and cayenne (if using.)
  • Mix well until all ingredients are well combined and you have a thick ketchup.
  • Taste, and adjust seasonings as needed – adding more honey or brown sugar for a sweeter sauce, or more vinegar or garlic powder to make it more savory.
  • Ketchup will last for up to one week in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Notes

Serving Size
This ketchup recipe makes approximately 1 cup of ketchup. That is 16 tablespoons, or 8 (2 tablespoon) servings.
The above nutritional information is for a 2-tablespoon serving!  Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 31kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 0.1gFat: 0.01gSaturated Fat: 0.003gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.003gSodium: 6mgPotassium: 17mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 0.3IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 0.1mg

*Please note, all nutrition content is estimated based on the ingredients we used, it may vary based on your ingredients. Always check your nutrition labels to verify sodium amounts.

Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was! Please comment and leave a review.

This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I may earn from qualifying purchases, at no additional cost to you.

Share!

Similar Posts

4 Comments

    1. Hi Lynn,
      You can use a sugar-free sweetener to lower the total carbs, however tomato paste still does have some natural sugars in it (the amount will depend on the brand you use). If you do make this with a sugar-free sweetener, please let us know how it turns out!
      – Kelly

5 from 3 votes (2 ratings without comment)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.