Rainbow Ketchup

This tasty rainbow ketchup is super tasty and goes on a multitude of foods. All natural colors and flavors. If you’re looking you put something unique on your Memorial Day picnic table, this is it. 

this rainbow unicorn ketchup is made from natural colors and flavors. This unicorn trend must never end!

I shamelessly love the whole unicorn/rainbow trend. I’ve made rainbow salads, rainbow burrito bowls, and rainbow baked potatoes.  (insert must rainbow everything meme). Now it’s time for rainbow ketchup.

quick aside — while it’s clear that unicorn foods are much more popular right now, i feel obligated to call this rainbow. unicorn foods are many colored and have a definite pastel tint to them. rainbow foods have no pastel tint, and are even sometimes ultra bright or neon. so this is def rainbow.  

this rainbow unicorn ketchup is made from natural colors and flavors. This unicorn trend must never end!

It’s actually super simple to make, but I confess that you will have to wash three separate pots thereafter. Sorry. I’m just used to huge Sisyphean mounds of dishes, so three more pots are pretty much nothing to me.

Pots aside, this rainbow ketchup is pretty effortless. Just dump the ingredeints into the pots, cover, and set them over medium heat. Fifteen minutes later, uncover, and let em go another fifteen — no, wait. The yellow ketchup should only go for another eight to ten. But generally, the same idea. Then puree them till they’re smooth and you are done. I recommend starting the puree process with the yellow, so you only have to give the food processor a lazy rinse before you move onto the pink. If you start dark to light, it’s going to be a bit more effort.

this rainbow unicorn ketchup is made from natural colors and flavors. This unicorn trend must never end!

Btw, the purple part is blueberry ketchup, the pink part is strawberry, and the yellow part is pineapple. They taste awesome when swirled together, delicious separately as well. To fill up the squeeze bottles, put each ketchup separately in plastic zip seal bags. Cut a corner off the bags and pipe them in, layering as you go. Then  place a skewer in the bottle and move it up and down for a nice swirl effect.

Then give it a big ol’ squeeze and enjoy! (does that sound dirty? lol sorry, sort of) Use this on anything you would use ketchup on….or anything you would use salsa on (trust me, it’s good with salsa-pairing foods).

Rainbow Ketchup

strawberry ketchup
  • 1 1/2 lbs  fresh strawberries
  • 1 heaping tsp microplane grated garlic
  • 1 heaping cup fine chopped purple onion
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 big bay leaf
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar

Place all items in a covered saucepan over medium heat. Cook for 15 minutes, remove cover, and cook for 15 more minutes. Allow to cool, puree till smooth.

blueberry ketchup
  • 12 oz frozen blueberries
  • 1 heaping tsp microplane grated garlic
  • 1 cup fine chopped purple onion
  • 5 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1 big bay leaf
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar

Place all items in a covered saucepan over medium heat. Cook for 15 minutes, remove cover, and cook for 15 more minutes. Allow to cool, puree till smooth.

pineapple ketchup
  • 1/2 of a pineapple (about 3 cups of cubed pinapple)
  • 1 heaping tsp microplane grated garlic
  • heaping 1/2 cup chopped white onion
  • 5 tbsp fresh lemon or lime juice
  • 1 small jalapeno, sliced
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup white sugar (or less if your pineapple is really sweet. mine was not)

Place all items in a covered saucepan over medium heat. Cook for 15 minutes, remove cover, and cook for 8-10 more minutes. Allow to cool, puree till smooth.

to combine

Layer the blueberry, strawberry, and pineapple ketchup in two squeeze bottles. Use a skewer to swirl it up.

this rainbow unicorn ketchup is made from natural colors and flavors. This unicorn trend must never end!

 

2 thoughts on “Rainbow Ketchup

    1. It’s actually not weird. Strawberries this time of year are quite tart, and the garlic mellows as it cooks. Lots of glazes and sauces have fruit/garlic combos, and people don’t even realize it. Same with pineapple and onion. I swear it’s not gross, haha, I wouldn’t post anything on my blog that I wouldn’t eat myself. Thanks for stopping by, XO

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