Homemade Paleo Condiments

Homemade Paleo Condiments | eMeals #eMealsEats

To me, there’s nothing like a hearty dollop of mayo and ketchup to top a yummy burger hot off the grill. (I’m also a sucker for dipping my sweet potato fries in mayo too.)

However, as the Paleo Meal Plan writer, I know that the majority of store-bought condiments are on the Paleo “naughty” list. While there are a number of food items many Paleo Meal Plan subscribers don’t miss, flavorful condiments are NOT in the group. Yet, protein-heavy meals are the cornerstone of the Paleo diet and create the ideal setting for sauces and toppings. So what to do?

THE BEST Homemade Paleo Avocado Sauce | eMeals #eMealsEats

Make your own! (You can do it, I promise!) Here are two super-easy recipes to get you started: Paleo Garlic Ketchup and Avocado Sauce (which I love spooned over grilled fish or chicken).

Yes, you have to invest a few minutes to whip of these recipes from scratch. (But they’re all easy to make.)

Yes, these recipes have a more limited shelf life. (But all are ripe for flavor twists and personal touches, so you’ll want to play around with various styles more frequently anyway.)

Yes, these recipes are delicious and better for you. (And our bet is that you’ll never go back to commercial condiments again.)

Homemade Paleo Garlic Ketchup | eMeals #eMealsEats

Talk to us!

The eMeals food team plans to roll out a series of posts featuring our favorite Paleo- and Clean Eating-friendly condiments —but we’d love to hear from you too. Tell us about your favorite Paleo-friendly spreads and toppers. Are you a fan of naturally fermented relish or horseradish? Want to see recipes for tangy barbecue sauces or spicy mustards? We’re all ears!

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-Text by Scott Jones

Homemade Paleo Avocado Sauce
Store in refrigerator in an airtight container for a few days. Press plastic wrap directly onto surface of sauce to help keep the top from browning.
Recipe By:
eMeals Plan: Paleo
Serves: about 2 cups
  • 2 large ripe avocados, pitted and cubed
  • ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon or lime juice
  • 2 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  1. Process all ingredients and ½ cup water in a blender until smooth. (Mixture may have some very small lumps, depending on the ripeness of your avocados.)

Homemade Paleo Garlic Ketchup
Vary the amount of broth you use depending on how thick you'd like the ketchup.
Recipe By:
eMeals Plan: Paleo
Serves: about 1 cup
  • 6 dates, pitted
  • 1 (6-oz) can tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp chicken broth
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp salt
  1. Process dates and ½ cup water in a blender until smooth. Pour into a small saucepan. Whisk in tomato paste and remaining ingredients.
  2. Cook over medium heat, whisking occasionally, until mixture comes to a simmer. Remove from heat, and let cool. Store in refrigerator up to 1 week.


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One thought on “Homemade Paleo Condiments

  1. katie

    This look absolutely delicious! Thank you for the elaborate recipe and the pictures too. I look forward to making these condiments myself!

    The point of the Paleo diet is, and I feel some people forget this, to not only diet, but to eat delicious foods at the same time. It’s the only diet I’ve come across that cuts out food groups, yet still focusses on everyone’s need to eat great food.

    I’m a real foodie, and would not survive on any other diet, but Paleo has been very good for me. I’m reviewing paleo cookbooks you might be interested in at the moment on my site: http://cookbook-reviews.net/

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