Smokey BBQ Sauce

We love the sweet smoky tang of this Whole30, Paleo, and Vegan friendly BBQ sauce. The oranges and smoked paprika are a nice complement to the tomato base. The great thing about homemade BBQ sauce is that there are no refined sugars or fillers and you can customize the recipe to make it your own. Terrific to have on hand as a grilling marinade, sauce for pulled pork or chicken, or to use as a spread on sandwiches.

Smokey BBQ Sauce

  • Prep Time5 min
  • Cook Time10 min
  • Total Time15 min
  • Yield2 cups


    • 10 Medjool dates, chopped
    • 1 can tomato paste (6 oz)
    • 1/2 orange juice
    • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 1 tbsp coconut aminos
    • 1 tsp smoked paprika
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
    • 1/2 tsp onion powder
    • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
    • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)


    1. Add all the ingredients to a saucepan.
    2. Bring to a boil.
    3. Reduce heat and let simmer for 10 minutes.
    4. Turn off the heat.
    5. Purée in the saucepan with an immersion blender or let cool a transfer to a blender to purée.

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