Jun 05, 2021, Updated May 31, 2023
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Some foods sound like they weren’t meant to go together, like blueberries and ketchup. A sweet berry and a hot dog condiment? No way! But when you get a taste of this sweet, tangy Blueberry Ketchup, you’ll almost certainly change your mind! We’ll show you have to use fruity and savory ingredients to cook up a sauce that pairs well with burgers and other grilled meats as well as potato dishes like fries.
How To Make Blueberry Ketchup
It’s time to replace that tired old ketchup you serve with burgers and hot dogs every year – and Blueberry Ketchup is just what your grill-out nights need! Homemade condiments can elevate even the most basic meals. This unique dip and sauce will liven up the picnic table and have your guests asking for more.
Burger nights are supposed to be easy, right? Blueberry Ketchup is easy to make, too! You may already have some of the ingredients in your fridge or spice rack. Once you’ve prepared and mixed the ingredients, just cook the sauce down to a ketchup-like consistency. It’ll be burger-ready in just 20 minutes!
Serving Sweet and Tangy Flavors
While we think you’ll love this recipe as it is, it’s easy to tweak to your particular tastes. This ketchup is a little chunky because it uses whole blueberries. If you’re looking for a smoother consistency like you might squeeze out of a ketchup bottle, try blending it.
You can also thicken this Blueberry Ketchup by adding ¼ cup of white sugar. This makes a sweeter sauce that’s great for dipping. If you want a thinner, tangier, ketchup, leave out the sugar. You can also add brown sugar or date syrup to sweeten this sauce.
Whether you’re serving juicy beer brats and hamburgers or taking a meatless approach to your grill night, this vegetarian and vegan Blueberry Ketchup is the perfect addition. Spread it on your burgers or dip your fries into it. We especially loved it with sweet and crispy sweet potato fries! You can also try it with these Grilled Sweet Potato Planks.
This recipe is nut-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free, making it friendly to ketchup lovers with dietary restrictions. Blueberry ketchup can be stored in your refrigerator for up to one week.
What did you think of this one-of-a-kind condiment? Will you be serving Blueberry Ketchup to your friends and family all summer? Let us know in the comments below!
- 2 cups fresh blueberries
- 1 shallot minced
- ½ cup orange juice
- 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbsp ginger freshly grated
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- ¼ tsp fine sea salt
- Add all ingredients to a small saucepan and stir to combine.
- Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for 10-15 minutes or until desired consistency is reached.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.