Easy Whole30 BBQ Sauce

  • Author: Tastes Lovely
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 2.5 cups


  • 3/4 cups balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • (1) 6-ounce can tomato paste
  • 8 pitted medjool dates
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. Heat a sauce pan over medium low heat. Add all ingredients, stir to combine, and bring to a low simmer for 5 minutes. You don’t want it to boil, just get warmed through. Heating will allow the flavors to marry and soften the dates.
  2. Transfer the BBQ sauce to a blender, and blend on high speed for 2 minutes. (Careful blending warm liquids in blenders! I love my Vitamix, it can blend hot liquid without issue.)
  3. I like my bbq sauce thick so it really sticks to the meat I grill. If you like yours thinner, add water and blend until desired consistency is reached.
  4. Transfer to an airtight container. Will keep in the fridge for at least 4 weeks.
  5. You can transfer the sauce to wide mouth pint size mason jars, cool to room temperature, and then freeze for at least a year.