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Homemade Lacto Fermented Ketchup Recipe

The Homesteading Hippy


  • 1 1/2 cups tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup more or less filtered water
  • 1/4 cup whey
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  • Blend all the spices together in a medium sized bowl.
  • Add to the rest of the ingredients in a non-reactive bowl and stir well to combine.
  • Add filtered water to achieve the consistency that you prefer. It will thicken as it stands, so you might want to leave this a little on the thin side.
  • Transfer ketchup to a jar with a tight-fitting lid and allow to sit at room temperature for 72 hours before transferring to refrigerator for long-term storage.