This paleo strawberry BBQ sauce is sweet and tangy, and a perfect companion to juicy grilled bone-in pastured chicken. Be sure to make an extra batch of this paleo BBQ sauce to tuck into the freezer for a fast, easy, weeknight dinner. #healthy #wholefood #realfood #eatclean #paleo
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Strawberry BBQ Sauce

This strawberry BBQ sauce is sweet and tangy, and a perfect companion to juicy grilled chicken. For my vegetarian friends, try it as a base for pizza with thinly sliced new potatoes, blue cheese, and arugula.
Course Condiment, Sauce
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Paleo
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 180kcal
Author Danielle Esposti



  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 c. fresh strawberries hulled and halved
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 c. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp worcestershire sauce see notes
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh cracked pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder


  • In a small sauce pot, melt the butter over medium high heat until it foams. Add the strawberries and diced tomatoes to the butter and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the strawberries are soft and starting to break down, 10-12 minutes. You'll know it's ready when you can easily crush one of the strawberries with the back of a wooden spoon.
  • Scrape the berries and tomatoes into a blender and blend until super smooth.
  • Return the berries and tomatoes to the pot and add the balsamic vinegar, tomato paste, honey, worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Bring the ingredients to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer over medium low heat. Allow the sauce to simmer until its volume is reduce by about a third and the flavor profile is sweet and tangy and not vinegary, 15-20 minutes. Taste frequently, and add additional salt and pepper if needed.


Use homemade soy-free worcestershire sauce to make this completely paleo compliant.


Calories: 180kcal