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Nightshade-Free BBQ Sauce (AIP)

  • Author: Michelle
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x


This nightshade free BBQ sauce is the perfect summertime condiment! It is paleo, vegan and AIP.


  • 3 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp nomato sauce 
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 3 tbsp blackstrap molasses
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp + 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 3/4 tsp ginger powder
  • 3/4 tsp smoked salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper (omit for AIP)
  • Optional – 2 tbsp water (for a thinner sauce)


  1. If the dates are hard, soak in warm water for 10 minutes until soft. Drain the excess water and pat the dates dry.
  2. Add all of the ingredients to a highspeed blender and blend until fully incorporated.
  3. Taste the BBQ sauce and season further to taste in desired, or add water for a thinner sauce.
  4. Store in the fridge in glass for 3-4 days (or freeze) and use as a BBQ sauce substitute. To enjoy the sauce heated, heat in a small sauce pan for 2-3 minutes while stirring.


All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Estimations do not include optional ingredients.

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Category: Dips
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 69
  • Fat: 0.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 17.6g
  • Fiber: 0.6g