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Medjool Date and Citrus BBQ Sauce

Back to Recipes Total Time: 45 minutes Yields 2 1/2 cups

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup grapefruit juice
  • 1 cup unsalted tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 12 Natural Delights Medjool Dates, pitted and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. each salt and ground black pepper

Preparation:

Great over poultry or ribs!

  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan set over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients and let simmer for 15 minutes. Using a blender or immersion blender, purée mixture then simmer for 10 minutes more.
  2. Let cool, then cover and refrigerate for up to 10 days.
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%