Whole30 BBQ Sauce

BBQ sauce is my hubbys number one in sauces. The New Primal or Tessamaes 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 is Wrights brand and I get it @wincofoods in the dressing isle.


Whole30 BBQ Sauce


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


  1. Soak dates in 1 cup hot water

  2. While dates soften, add all other ingredients to blender or food processor

  3. Discard the date water and add softened dates to the blender or food processor.

  4. Blend until smooth and all ingredients are incorporated.

  5. Store in closed container in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.