Tomato-Free Ketchup (No Tomato, Low-Amine, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan)

Cajun french fries and tomato-free (gluten-free, low-amine, vegan) ketchup photo

French fries and tomato-free (gluten-free, low-amine, soy-free, vegan) ketchup

I make exceptions with my amine allergies here and there. Ketchup is one of those things. I know I ought to not use ketchup because of the tomatoes (and because it’s probably been sitting on a shelf forever, building amines), but I love it so much. I figure it’s high time I make myself a low-amine substitute ketchup. This no-tomato ketchup is gluten-free, vegan, soy-free, and low-amine. Enjoy this tomato-free ketchup recipe!

Also, I’m happy to report that I had a batch of my no-tomato ketchup frozen for a couple weeks. I just thawed it, and it thawed PERFECTLY. You can make it in large batches and freeze it in week-sized portions!

1 C fresh cranberries

1 large pears (or mild apples), peeled and cored (about 1 C)

2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped (about 1 C)

1 C water

1 tsp ascorbic acid

1/4 C sugar

1 Tbsp salt

1 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp allspice

1/8 tsp ground cloves

  • On medium low heat, cook all ingredients together, covered, in a small pot for about 15 minutes.
Tomato-free ketchup ingredients: pear, carrot, cranberry photo

Tomato-free ketchup ingredients: pear, carrot, cranberry

  • Once all the no-tomato ketchup ingredients are well softened, remove from heat.
  • Use an immersion blender or food processor to blend the tomato-free ketchup ingredients together. Process until very smooth.
Tomato-free ketchup blended with an immersion blender photo

Tomato-free ketchup blended with an immersion blender

  • Store in your fridge, and freeze any you won’t get to in small batches. It thaws perfectly and is just as good thawed as fresh!
AMINE BREAKDOWN:
Very Low Amine: pear/apple, carrot, water, ascorbic acid, salt, onion powder
Low Amine: sugar
Very High Amine: cranberry, allspice, ground cloves
NOTE: For those of you who live in places where cranberry is not available, a reader did some experimenting and said this:
“I live in Australia and haven’t been able to find Cranberries in any form. I made this recipe using rhubarb instead of cranberries and it tasted pretty good. The rhubarb I had was stewed so I omitted the cup of water but if it hadn’t been I would have left it in still. The rhubarb was unsweetened of course so the sugar I added was the only sugar.”
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  7. I would love to make this recipie as my son is missing having tomatoe sauce or what you ketchup. I am from Australia so I am unble to buy fresh cranberries. Do you think there would be a different berrie or ingredient to replace them.

    • Are you able to get them in your freezer section? Frozen would be best. Otherwise, possibly canned or reconstituted (unsweetened) dried cranberries might work (perhaps with some tart apple mixed in). In my no-tomato marinara recipes, I use granny smith apple (tart apple), onion, beet, sweet potato… Perhaps some combination of these?

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  14. Hi! So thankful to find this recipe! My daughter is sensitive to cranberries, do you think in would work with cherries or raisins?thanks for your help.
    Dianna

    • You’ll want to find something more bitter/tart. Sour cherries would work (though cherries are also high in amines), but not raisins.

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  17. Thank you for this! We did a little celebration dance when we finished this recipe and went straight to making the bbq sauce as that is another greatly missed favorite since we discovered my son’s allergy to tomatoes! Thank you again!

    • So tell me… Did you end up eating it by the spoonful?
      >^.^<
      Glad you got a little ketchup and BBQ boogie in!

      – Michelle

      • I didn’t as I had some self-restraint; however, that cannot be said for my husband, my son, and even my dad! They polished off the double-recipe of sauce in one weekend! Thanks again for the great recipe!

        • Haaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahaha! AWESOME!!!!

  18. My sister is amine sensitive and uses a sauce called The Amazing Sauce sold by a restaurant called Wingers based out in Utah and Idaho. It hasn’t caused her any problems, I do not know the exact ingredients, but I do know there is no tomato in it. She buys it online. I hope someone can benefit from this. I am looking forward to making her your ketchup as she has missed it.

  19. My sister is amine sensitive and uses a sauce called The Amazing Sauce sold by a restaurant called Wingers based out in Utah and Idaho. It hasn’t caused her any problems, I do not know the exact ingredients, but I do know there is no tomato in it. She buys it online. I hope someone can benefit from this. I am looking forward to making her your ketchup as she missed it.

    • Interesting… I wonder what’s in it?

  20. How long is this good for in the fridge? I have some that was taken out of the freezer 2 weeks ago and just wondering if it’d still be fine. I know that homemade cranberry sauce that is just cranberries and sugar are okay in the fridge for a few weeks, not sure if the carrots change things.. Would love any thoughts on how long it’d be fine for! If it’s not that long, I’d probably need smaller containers to freeze and store haha.

    • I suppose it would depend on whether you’re EXTREMELY sensitive to amines or not. I have kept mine in small batches, frozen, for up to 6 months and have done just fine.

  21. Just made this and it is so unbelieveably close to tomato ketchup. My family doesn’t like cloves though so I need to hide this recipe in a casserole or something then try without cloves. The clove flavor is so mild that I don’t taste it but I do like cloves. My family is more sensitive since they don’t like them. Hopefully it won’t change the recipe too much.

  22. I live in Australia and haven’t been able to find Cranberries in any form. I made this recipe using rhubarb instead of cranberries and it tasted pretty good. The rhubarb I had was stewed so I omitted the cup of water but if it hadn’t been I would have left it in still. The rhubarb was unsweetened of course so the sugar I added was the only sugar.

    • Thank you so much for your experimentation with this! Much appreciated – I will add a note to the recipe for those in cranberry-free places. ❤

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  24. We just found out my grandson 13 years old and very pickey tomatoes corn wheat soy and peanuts

    • I hope this recipe helps, then!

  25. As a former tomato lover I’m very excited to try this!!! I do have one question before I shop; I try keeping everything as natural as I can and I’m curious about the ascorbic acid. Is it necessary or can I omit it. Or is there another alternative?

    • It depends on how sensitive (or if you are) to amines. If amines are irrelevant, knock yourself out – use lemon. If amines are the issue, use ascorbic acid.

  26. I’m not familiar with ascorbic acid. May I ask what it is for and if it is necessary? Is there a suitable substitute, lemon juice perhaps?

    • Ascorbic acid can be bought at supplement stores. It is the substitute for lemon juice, vinegar, and other acids, as they are high in amines.

  27. There were so many disastrous attempts from other recipes before I can across this one. Follow the recipe, add Great Northern beans and you are in baked bean heaven (or as close as you’ll ever get without tomatoes!). Now I’m going to try this sauce to make all of our old tomato based dishes that we’ve been missing for over a year now thanks to food allergies. Thank you for posting this!!!

    • YAY! So glad you like it!!!! My tomato marinara still needs some work, as does the tomato soup… But the ketchup is the done diff. So good! I’m so happy that you will get to enjoy “tomato”-based stuff again! Try the BBQ sauce version on my blog, if you can hang with chili peppers. Also super tasty.

  28. I just made this and it’s amazing. Thank you. I used a red apple. I’m trying to find substitutes for GERD triggers that I love, like ketchup.

    • Awesome! So glad you enjoyed it! What did you substitute red apple for?

      • The pear. Though, it says apple or pear. I was just saying the kind of apple because there’s about 20 type I had to pick from, haha.


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