Healthy, Homemade – Asian Style BBQ Sauce {Vegan, Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly}

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Ok, so there’s something I think you should know about me . . . I love me some BBQ sauce!

Like love, love, love it!

There was a time in my younger days when I pretty much lived off avocado and BBQ sauce on toast . . . hey, wait – don’t knock it til you try it ok?!

There’s just something about that thick, rich, smoky, salty, sweetly spiced deliciousness that I can not get enough of.

All natural, quick and easy, thick, rich, smoky, sweet, hearty, healthy Asian style BBQ sauce - www.betterwithcake.com

Now let me just say, there is nothing wrong with store bought BBQ sauce, I for one love it and so does sweet darling daughter of mine and, if it helps me to get her to eat and extra serving of veg I am not opposed to letting her have a little with her dinner most nights, but just for funsies I figured it’s about time I tried to make a version all my very own so, that’s what we are going to do today, sound good?

And yes that really is my idea of fun?! Ah the exciting life I lead 😉

All natural, quick and easy, thick, rich, smoky, sweet, hearty, healthy Asian style BBQ sauce - www.betterwithcake.com

Anyways, enough about me  . . . today sweet invisible internet friend of mine, we are making ourselves a big ol’ batch of all natural, hearty, healthy, thick, rich, slightly smoky, sweetly spiced Asian style BBQ sauce and I think, wait I know, you are going to love, love, love it! Because you and I are one and the same and you know what they say, great minds think alike 😉

Plus this BBQ sauce is tha bomb!

It’s quick, easy, all kinds of delicious and super, super simple to make.

All natural, quick and easy, thick, rich, smoky, sweet, hearty, healthy Asian style BBQ sauce - www.betterwithcake.com

All you have to do is throw your ingredients into a saucepan, stir, simmer and boomshakalocka – done!

Simple yes but let me just tell you this BBQ sauce packs a serious flavour punch!

So much flava flave I can not even tell you!

It’s thick, rich, salty, sweet and so delicious I kinda want to take a bath in it.

Ok maybe not a BBQ sauce bath because that would be kinda sticky but, I think you get the point!

All natural, quick and easy, thick, rich, smoky, sweet, hearty, healthy Asian style BBQ sauce - www.betterwithcake.com

Hello deliciousness!!!!!

Our dreamy batch of Asian style BBQ sauce is not only all kinds of delicious, it also happens to be all natural, made with no refined sugars as well as being vegan, gluten free and paleo friendly ♥♥♥

It also happens to be made with just a handful of ingredients that I bet you have on hand already!

Tomato paste, tamari (you could sub coconut aminos or soy sauce if you prefer), a little mustard, a dash of apple cider vinegar, a drizzle of maple syrup, a couple of cloves of garlic, and a pinch of smoked paprika, cinnamon and cloves and you are on your way to flavour town my friend!

All natural, quick and easy, thick, rich, smoky, sweet, hearty, healthy Asian style BBQ sauce - www.betterwithcake.com

Seriously don’t you just want dive on into that?!

It’s thick and rich, salty, sweet and insanely, and I mean INSANELY delicious!

It has got to be hands down one of the best tasting BBQ sauces I have ever had. I’m talking store bought or restaurant quality! And that’s a pretty big call because I have eaten a lot of BBQ sauce in my day.

One taste and I think you will agree . . .

All natural, quick and easy, thick, rich, smoky, sweet, hearty, healthy Asian style BBQ sauce - www.betterwithcake.com

 

FYI – it’s also kinda hard to make BBQ sauce look pretty . . . so I think Ima stop talking about it and insist you go make a batch all of your very own . . .

Plus now that I’m talking about it, I can’t stop thinking about it and suddenly have this outrageous craving for avocado and BBQ sauce on toast . . . so . . . Ima leave you to it and go get my snack on. Hurry up and make your sauce then we can be snacking together 😉

You know you want in on this

All natural, quick and easy, thick, rich, smoky, sweet, hearty, healthy Asian style BBQ sauce - www.betterwithcake.com

All natural, quick and easy, thick, rich, smoky, sweet, hearty, healthy Asian style BBQ sauce   – So good you’ll want to take a bath in it eat it on all of the things!!!!!!

Make it. Eat it. Love, love, love it

All natural, quick and easy, thick, rich, smoky, sweet, hearty, healthy Asian style BBQ sauce - www.betterwithcake.com

Healthy, Homemade – Asian Style BBQ Sauce {Vegan, Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly}
Makes approx 1/3 of All natural, quick and easy, thick, rich, smoky, sweet, hearty, healthy Asian style BBQ sauce

Ingredients –

2 Tablespoons of Tomato paste

1 Tablespoon of apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon of dijon mustard

2 Tablespoons of maple syrup

1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika

1/4 cup of tamari (could possibly sub coconut aminos or regular soy sauce if not gluten free or paleo)

2 cloves of garlic, crushed

A pinch of ground cinnamon

A pinch of ground cloves

Salt and Pepper to taste

Method –

1 – Place all ingredients into a small saucepan and stir until well combined.

2 – Place over medium-high heat and bring to the boil, stirring occasionally.

3 – Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until your sauce has reduced and thickened to your desired consistency – FYI – for me it only took around 5-10 mins.

4 – Once cool, transfer to a sealed airtight container and store in the fridge. It should keep well, refrigerated, for up to 2 weeks.

5 – Eat it on all of the things Use as you would your fave BBQ sauce.

Enjoy xoxo

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Question of the day –

What’s your fave condiment? Ketchup/tomato sauce, mustard, balsamic, mayo, pesto? Tell me?! What are you loving’ lately

Feel free to share recipes, or links to your fave recipes in the comments below or on the Facebook page and please for the love of al that is good in this world when you do make this BBQ Sauce (or any of the recipes you find on this blog of mine) go ahead and snap a pic and share it either on the Facebook page, or tag me on twitter or Instagram. Sharing is caring remember.

Do it, do it You know you want to 🙂

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3 Comments on Healthy, Homemade – Asian Style BBQ Sauce {Vegan, Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly}

  1. Beth Ann
    April 29, 2015 at 11:22 am (2 years ago)

    YES PLEASE! This looks delicious! I think I’ll be putting this over some chicken this week! Thanks for sharing this delightful paleo sauce!

    Reply
    • Emma
      April 29, 2015 at 8:33 pm (2 years ago)

      Oh yes this goes very nicely with chicken! Enjoy 🙂

      Reply

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