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Medjool Date and Citrus BBQ Sauce

This sweet and tangy Medjool Date and Citrus BBQ sauce will secure your title as the BBQ boss.

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  • 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


  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.

*While Medjool dates are high in natural sugars, they are low on the glycemic index thanks to a balanced amount of soluble fiber. The complex carbohydrates found in Medjool dates are digested at a slower rate, making them a source of dietary fiber and releasing energy to the body over a longer period of time.