Whole30 BBQ Sauce

BBQ sauce is my hubbys number one in sauces. @tessemaes makes a delicious compliant Whole30 BBQ…but at $7+ a bottle, it doesn’t fit well into a budget. This sauce costs less than a $1 per cup 🙌🏻. The coconut aminos is *optional* as it can be hard to obtain or pricey for some. The batch I made tonight didn’t have it and we still loved it! The liquid smoke I get @wincofoods in the dressing isle.

Whole30 BBQ Sauce


  • 8 oz can compliant tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste optional for a thicker sauce
  • 3 tablespoons date paste*
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons coconut aminos optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Stir till combined. Store in closed container in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.

Recipe Notes

*Date Paste: Place 1 cup pitted dates in 1/2 cup hot water. Soak dates in hot water for 5 minutes, then blend till smooth. Only 3 tablespoons needed for this recipe. Save the rest in the fridge for the next batch or use for my faux Whole30 "honey" mustard!