Strawberry Balsamic BBQ Sauce (AIP, Paleo)

  • Author: Michelle
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 1 tbsp coconut oil (sub other cooking oil)
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 1/3 cup beets, chopped
  • 3/4 cup strawberries, chopped
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp coconut aminos
  • 1 tsp smoked salt 
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper (omit for AIP)


  1. Using a medium-sized saucepan, melt the coconut oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion and saute for 2-3 minutes. Next, stir in the beets and carrots and saute for 5 minutes or until lightly softened.
  3. Pour in the liquids and add the remainder of the ingredients and stir well to combine. Reduce heat to a simmer and simmer on low for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Once the sauce is reduced and the ingredients and soft, remove the sauce from heat and allow to cool.
  5. Use an immersion blender or a high-speed blender to blend the sauce. Add extra seasonings like more salt to taste if needed.


Store in the fridge for up to 3-4 days and serve as you would any BBQ sauce.

  • Category: Sauce
  • Cuisine: American