Monday, September 14, 2009

Sun-Dried Tomato Ketchup

Sun-dried tomatoes are the secret to this gourmet version of ketchup!

Pour 2 cups of boiling water over 1 and 1/2 cups of sun-dried tomatoes (buy the kind packed without oil) in a large bowl; let stand for about 30 minutes, until the tomatoes soften.

Meanwhile, heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add 3/4 cup chopped onion and 1 small minced garlic clove; saute 4 minutes.

In a blender, combine the tomato mixture (including the water), the onion mixture, 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, 1 and 1/2 tablespoons organic brown sugar, 1 and 1/2 teaspoons tomato paste, and 1/2 tsp. salt. Puree until smooth.

Transfer the pureed mixture back into a saucepan - I used the same one from the onion mixture, but mopped up some of the excess olive oil with a paper towel, first. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, then partially cover, reduce the heat, and simmer for 30 minutes; stirring occasionally.

Chill thoroughly before serving. This ketchup is delicious over veggie burgers or vegan hot dogs, or as dipping sauce for vegan chicken nuggets - for my photo model, I used a Bistro burger from Amy's. 1 tablespoon of the ketchup is 20 calories; it will last in the fridge for up to a week.

sun-dried tomatoes packed without oil $2.69
tomato paste $2.39

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The Vegan Pantry

  • Vegan yogurt - Whole Soy
  • Vegan milk - Silk
  • Vegan Feta - Sunergia
  • Vegan Cheese - Galaxy Foods
  • Vegan Eggs - Ener-G
  • Vegan Butter - Earth Balance