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Medjool Date and Citrus BBQ Sauce

Back to Recipes Yields 3 cups

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup grapefruit juice
  • 1 cup low-sodium tomato paste
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 12 Natural Delights Medjool dates, pitted and coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp each salt and ground black pepper

Preparation:

  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan set over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and let simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Using a blender or immersion blender, purée mixture then simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
  4. Baste chicken or ribs using the sauce. Keep refrigerated for up to 10 days.
  5. Makes 2 ½-cups of sauce.
Nutritional analysis per serving (1/4 cup) - Calories: 150, Fat: 2.5g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Trans Fat: 0g, MUFA: 1.69, PUFA: 0.38, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 220mg, Potassium: 421mg, Carbohydrates: 33g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 27g, Protein: 2g, Vitamin A: 8%, Vitamin C: 15%, Calcium: 4%, Iron: 6%