Smoky Hot Vegan BBQ Sauce

Healthy BBQ Sauce

A great addition to any BBQ, this sauce uses wholesome dates for an unusual, caramel-like sweetness and chipotle peppers for the smoky hotness! A perfect combination for all your healthy BBQ lovers!

½ cup tomato paste
¼ cup dates, pitted
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
½ teaspoon cumin powder
1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
1 teaspoon salt
2 cloves garlic, crushed
Water as needed

Place all ingredients (except for water) in a blender and pulse. Add a tablespoon of water at a time until desired consistency is achieved. Store in a glass jar with a lid in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Yields: about 1 cup

Recipe by Fernanda Brusamolin, EdD, MS, CN