This Whole30 bbq sauce has the most amazing flavour. It’s made with dates, coconut aminos and spices to make it slightly sweet and just a little smoky. It’s also really easy to make and is ready in just a few minutes using your blender or immersion blender. It’s also paleo, gluten free and vegan!
Did you know that making your own bbq sauce is actually really easy? I know it sounds intimidating but this homemade Whole30 bbq sauce is ready in under 20 minutes and tastes so good! So much better than the sugar filled sauces that you typically find in the grocery store. It’s made without ketchup or sugar and instead uses real ingredients like tomatoes, dates and coconut aminos.
Why this Whole30 bbq sauce is so good:
- It has the most amazing flavour! Slightly sweet and a little smoky you will love the taste
- It is so easy to make and is ready in just a few minutes using either your blender or immersion blender
- It’s sugar-free, made without ketchup, and is sweetened only with dates
- Besides being Whole30, this sauce is also paleo, gluten free and vegan
- It can be used for so many things! Use it to top steaks, burgers, roasts, cooked vegetables and more
The equipment you need to make this Whole30 bbq sauce:
- Either a high speed blender such as a Vitamix (this is the one that I have and love) or a metal immersion blender – NOTE: I recommend using a metal immersion blender because you will be blending this sauce when it’s hot, and a plastic immersion blender will leach hormone disruptors into your food if you use it which is why metal is a safer option – this is the one that I have and love
How to make this bbq sauce:
You will love how easy this sauce is to make!
- First, put all the ingredients into your Vitamix or other high speed blender (you could also use a food processor for this) and blend well until smooth.
- Then transfer the sauce to a pot and bring the ingredients to a boil. Turn down the heat and let the sauce simmer for about 10-15 minutes, until it reaches the thickness that you like.
How to make this sauce using an immersion blender:
If you don’t have a high speed blender you can use an immersion blender instead!
- First, place all the ingredients into a pot and bring them to a boil. Then turn down the heat and let everything simmer for 10-15 minutes
- Allow the ingredients to cool for a few minutes, and then using your immersion blender, blend everything until it’s smooth.
Tips for this Whole30 bbq sauce:
- If you can’t find plain tomato sauce, simply puree some tomatoes in a blender or food processor instead
- If you like a sweeter bbq sauce, add a few extra dates
- To ensure this is Whole30 compliant, make sure you read the label of your Dijon mustard to ensure it doesn’t have any ingredients that are not Whole30 safe
- If you can’t find coconut vinegar use apple cider vinegar instead
- Instead of paprika, try using smoked paprika to give it a slightly different flavour
- Feel free to double this recipe to make a larger batch of sauce
- If you like a thinner sauce, add a bit more tomato sauce to the recipe or even a bit of water
How to use this sauce:
- As a topping for meat dishes like steaks, ribs, roasts, chicken and burgers!
- As a topping for roasted vegetables
- To make my Whole30 Blueberry Meatloaf (yes trust me, blueberries taste amazing in meatloaf!)
- To make bbq chicken wings
- As a dip for French fries, roasted potatoes or potato wedges
- To make my bbq air fryer ribs!
How to store this homemade bbq sauce:
Store this sauce in an airtight container or jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Other sauces and dips you will love:
- Whole30 Guacamole
- Easy Whole30 Mayonnaise
- Whole30 Carrot Dip
- Whole30 Sour Cream
- Vegan Cilantro Lime Dressing
- Walnut Vinaigrette
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Whole30 BBQ Sauce (paleo, vegan)
This is the best Whole30 bbq sauce. It's slightly sweet with just a little spice it's easy to make with dates, coconut aminos and spices. It's also paleo and vegan!
Add all the ingredients to your Vitamix or other high speed blender and blend well until smooth
Transfer the sauce to a small pot and turn the burner to medium heat
Bring the sauce to a boil and turn the heat down to low
Simmer for 10-15 minutes, until it reaches the thickness you desire
- Store this sauce in the fridge for up to 2 weeks
- If you don’t have coconut vinegar substitute with apple cider vinegar instead
- Feel free to make a double batch so that this sauce lasts longer
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