A simple and nutritious blueberry BBQ sauce, for when you have an abundance of berries and are running out of recipes to make with them! Vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, refined sugar free, Paleo, Whole30.
Is there really anything better than a smokey, sweet BBQ during the summer surrounded by friends and family? How about all of those things PLUS a BBQ sauce that is healthy, hearty and naturally sweetened with maple syrup and tart blueberries?
Then you have come to the right place because this BBQ sauce is all of those things and more!
This tasty sauce is packed with lots of healthy goodness, unlike conventional grocery-store BBQ sauce that is loaded with high fructose corn syrup, gluten, soy sauce and corn starch.
You can even customize it to make it Whole30 by simply eliminating the maple syrup. Now what’s better than that? Naturally sweetened for the win!
So if you’re interested in making this delicious sauce (look at that lovely shade of purple…drooling), let’s walk you through how to make it!
Start by sauteing a small onion in a bit of neutral-tasting coconut oil over medium heat until soft. This will likely take just a few minutes. Next, you’ll want to add in ALL the remaining ingredients (don’t you just love foolproof recipes? :)).
Turn the heat down to medium low and simmer until the blueberries soften and begin to disintegrate. This will likely take 10-15 minutes.
Allow to cool for a few minutes, especially if your high-powdered blender or food processor is plastic and can’t handle piping hot mixtures. Blend until pureed, in batches if necessary.
Use immediately or allow to cool fully before refrigerating. The sauce should store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
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