Forget that bottled store bought BBQ sauce full of high fructose corn syrup and goodness knows what else, and indulge instead in this fruity naturally sweetened fresh peach bbq sauce. It offers a sweetness from fresh peaches, a bright tang of apple cider vinegar and a smokiness from smoked paprika. Use it on wings, with some shredded chicken or slather it on your next batch of grilled or slow cooked ribs.
Naturally Sweetened Fresh Peach BBQ Sauce
This Naturally Sweetened Fresh Peach BBQ Sauce is a delicious alternative for store-bought options. A homemade sauce that’s impeccable for all your favorite summer foods and then some. The perfect level of sweetness from fresh peaches is mixed with the bright and tangy flavor of apple cider to make the perfect BBQ sauce.
When I first started cutting back on processed foods, I searched high and low for a good sugar-free bbq sauce, but it just didn’t seem to exist. Or if it did I certainly couldn’t find it.
So I did what all desperate people do, and I started making my own. I started off making the clean eating bbq sauce from the 100 Days of Real Food cookbook, and have made MANY variations since then.
This simple paleo peach bbq sauce is hands down my favourite so far.
What Ingredients Are Needed For This Fresh Peach BBQ Sauce?
To make this Naturally Sweetened Fresh Peach BBQ Sauce, you will need:
- extra virgin olive oil,
- brown onion,
- fresh peaches,
- apple cider vinegar,
- tomato paste,
- lemon juice,
- dijon mustard,
- smoked paprika, and
- salt and pepper.
I always make a double batch and freeze some in mason jars for use throughout the year. Just pull it out the day before you plan to use it, and hey presto, you have some delicious peach bbq sauce to liven up any meal.
Tips for Making the Perfect Fresh Peach BBQ Sauce
- It’s important that you store your sauce in an airtight container in the fridge. This will allow it to keep for much longer. It should keep up to two weeks in the fridge if stored properly.
- If you would like to keep your peach BBQ Sauce for longer than two weeks, you can easily freeze it. I suggest placing the excess, or what you plan to freeze, in mason jars and simply remove it from the freezer the night before you plan on using it.
What Makes Homemade BBQ Sauce Better Than Store Bought?
The best part about this sauce is that you control the ingredients.
The ingredients we have used in this version make it a great source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and Iron.
Due to all the fresh, clean ingredients, this BBQ sauce is:
- and vegetarian.
How To Serve Peach BBQ Sauce
- on wings;
- stirred through some shredded chicken;
- slathered on some grilled tofu;
- basted on some ribs before grilling;
- it can even be watered down and used as a dressing in a southwestern style salad.
Homemade Peach BBQ Sauce is super easy to make and is even family-friendly. The kids will love it, guaranteed. It’s full of fresh ingredients which makes it a much better option than the store-bought versions most of us are used to. Enjoy!
Need some more recipes to put this amazing peach bbq sauce to good use? Check these out:
- Light BBQ Chicken Pasta from The Healthy Home Cook;
- 5 Ingredient Beef Tortilla Pie from My Sequined Life;
- BBQ Chicken Tostadas from Cupcakes and Kale Chips
Forget that bottled store bought BBQ sauce full of high fructose corn syrup and goodness knows what else, and indulge instead in this fruity naturally sweetened fresh peach bbq sauce. It offers a sweetness from fresh peaches, a bright tang of apple cider vinegar and a smokiness from smoked paprika. Use it on wings, with some shredded chicken or slather it on your next batch of ribs. Summer is here!
In a large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the minced garlic and peaches and cook for another 2 minutes.
Reduce the heat to low and add the apple cider vinegar, tomato paste, lemon juice, paprika, mustard, salt and pepper. Give everything a good stir until it is relatively smooth. Simmer for around 5 minutes, until the mixture has thickened.
Remove from heat. Using an immersion blender or a high powered blender, blend until smooth.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
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