Low Sodium BBQ Sauce Recipe: A Healthier Alternative For Grilling Season

Welcome to Naznin’s Kitchen, where we believe in creating delicious recipes that cater to everyone’s needs without compromising on flavor.

Today, we’re tackling a staple of the barbecue season: BBQ sauce. But not just any BBQ sauce.

We’re making a Low Sodium BBQ Sauce Recipe that’s perfect for those looking to reduce their salt intake without losing out on the rich, smoky flavors that make barbecue dishes a hit.

Let’s get started on this journey to a healthier, yet just as delicious, BBQ experience.

Why Choose Low Sodium BBQ Sauce?

High sodium intake can lead to a variety of health issues, including high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke.

By choosing a low sodium BBQ sauce, you’re taking a step towards a healthier lifestyle while still enjoying your favorite grilled foods.

Plus, making your BBQ sauce at home allows you to control the ingredients and customize the flavor to your liking.

Low Sodium BBQ Sauce Recipe

Recipe Details:

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20-25 minutes
  • Course: Sauce/Condiment
  • Cuisine: American
  • Yield: Approximately 2 cups
  • Calories Per Serving: Approximately 25-30 calories per tablespoon

Ingredients:

  • 1 can (15 oz) of no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of honey (or maple syrup for a vegan option)
  • 1 tablespoon of molasses (for depth and sweetness)
  • 2 teaspoons of smoked paprika (for that smoky flavor)
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper (adjust according to your heat preference)
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon of mustard powder for an extra tang
Low Sodium BBQ Sauce Recipe
Low Sodium BBQ Sauce Recipe

Instructions:

  1. Combine Ingredients: In a medium saucepan, mix together the tomato sauce, apple cider vinegar, honey, molasses, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. If using, add the mustard powder as well.
  2. Simmer: Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat, frequently stirring to prevent sticking and ensure the flavors meld together beautifully.
  3. Adjust Flavors: Taste the sauce and adjust the sweetness or acidity as needed by adding a little more honey or vinegar. Remember, the key is to balance the flavors to your preference.
  4. Thicken The Sauce: Let the sauce simmer for about 20-25 minutes or until it reaches your desired thickness. Stir occasionally to prevent burning.
  5. Cool And Store: Allow the sauce to cool before transferring it to an airtight container. It can be frozen for extended storage or kept in the fridge for up to a week.

Serving Suggestions

This versatile, low-sodium BBQ sauce can be used in a variety of dishes. Brush it over grilled chicken, ribs, or vegetables for a flavorful addition.

It’s also great as a dip for healthy snacks or as a flavorful spread on your favorite sandwiches and wraps.

Conclusion

Creating a healthier version of your favorite BBQ sauce doesn’t have to be complicated or bland. This low sodium BBQ sauce recipe proves that you can enjoy barbecue season’s rich, smoky flavors without the added salt.

At Naznin’s Kitchen, we’re all about making healthy eating delicious and accessible. So, fire up the grill and get ready to enjoy your barbecue favorites with a healthier twist.

Remember, eating well doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor. With recipes like this, you can enjoy the best of both worlds. Happy grilling!

Low Sodium BBQ Sauce Recipe

Low Sodium BBQ Sauce Recipe: A Healthier Alternative For Grilling Season

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 2 cups
Calories 25 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 can 15 oz of no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of honey or maple syrup for a vegan option
  • 1 tablespoon of molasses for depth and sweetness
  • 2 teaspoons of smoked paprika for that smoky flavor
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper adjust according to your heat preference
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon of mustard powder for an extra tang

Instructions
 

  • Combine Ingredients: In a medium saucepan, mix together the tomato sauce, apple cider vinegar, honey, molasses, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. If using, add the mustard powder as well.
  • Simmer: Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat, frequently stirring to prevent sticking and ensure the flavors meld together beautifully.
  • Adjust Flavors: Taste the sauce and adjust the sweetness or acidity as needed by adding a little more honey or vinegar. Remember, the key is to balance the flavors to your preference.
  • Thicken The Sauce: Let the sauce simmer for about 20-25 minutes or until it reaches your desired thickness. Stir occasionally to prevent burning.
  • Cool And Store: Allow the sauce to cool before transferring it to an airtight container. It can be frozen for extended storage or kept in the fridge for up to a week.
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