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Sweet and Tangy Paleo BBQ Sauce

This Sweet & Tangy Paleo & Whole30 BBQ Sauce tastes even better than the original. It is naturally sweetened and perfect for any protein. You will love this healthy, family-friendly version of classic BBQ sauce!

*originally posted 3/18; updated 01/21

glass measuring cup filled with sweet & tangy Paleo BBQ sauce

What You Need:

  • Tomato Paste
  • Dates (these are used to naturally sweeten the sauce)
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Coconut Aminos (this is often to referred to as a soy free ‘soy sauce’, it adds a subtle sweet and savory flavor. It is Whole30 compliant.)
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Garlic Powder
  • Smoked Paprika (can also use regular, I just like the smokey flavor in my BBQ sauce)
  • Chili Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Salt & Pepper
BBQ chicken wings on a speckled ceramic plate

Let’s Cook:

  1. Boil 1 cup of water and pour over the pitted dates in a bowl. Let soak for about 5 minutes
  2. Put the soaked dates into a blender along with the rest of the ingredients. Reserve the date water to add to the mixture if it needs to be thinned out (can also use an immersion blender)
  3. Cook the sauce in a small saucepan over low heat to combine the flavors for 5 minutes
  4. Can use right away in a recipe of choice or let cool and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week

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Paleo Sweet and Tangy BBQ Sauce

Sara
This Sweet & Tangy Paleo & Whole30 BBQ Sauce tastes even better than the original. It is naturally sweetened and perfect for any protein. You will love this healthy, family-friendly version of classic BBQ sauce!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 2 cups
Calories 242 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 Dates pitted
  • 6 oz Tomato Paste
  • 1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 3 Tbls Dijon Mustard
  • 1.5 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Aminos
  • 1 Tbls Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Boil 1 cup of water and pour over the pitted dates in a bowl. Let soak for about 5 minutes
  • Put the soaked dates into a blender along with the rest of the ingredients. Reserve the date water to add to the mixture if it needs to be thinned out
  • Cook the sauce in a small saucepan over low heat to combine the flavors for 5 minutes
  • Can use right away in a recipe of choice or let cool and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week

Notes

*You can also use a food processor or immersion blender to puree the ingredients

Nutrition

Calories: 242kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 7gFat: 2gFiber: 10g
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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Loved it…I spilled the date water but just used the tomato paste can with water getting all paste out…. Didnt affect flavor at all i needed more thinner squeezed half a orange into the mix. It wass just fine yummy.

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