This easy vegan blueberry BBQ sauce recipe will have you wondering why you never tried this before! The perfect mixture of sweet and spicy.
It’s blueberry season and while this might not seem lie a pairing that would normally go together, this vegan blueberry BBQ sauce is the most perfect sauce for summer.
This recipe is quick and easy and you will be so surprised at how fast it comes together.
Use this easy vegan bbq sauce to pour over everything from burgers to fries and onion rings or even dip your vegan nuggets in them! Perfect for a veggie wrap sauce too. No matter how you use it, it will be delicious. Shoot, we won’t even blame you if you lick it off the spoon!
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Can you make any substitutions or omit ingredients from the list?
We understand you may not have everything on hand or depending on where you are it may not be easy to find.
Specifically, liquid smoke and vegan Worcestshire sauce. While we believe that the ingredients combined together how we have it make the perfect vegetarian BBQ sauce, there are a few things to note.
Ketchup, brown sugar, and apple cider vinegar are the most important ingredients to making a homemade BBQ sauce. The rest of the ingredients are usually spices or add-ins.
You could definitely omit the liquid smoke and the vegan Worcestshire sauce and still have a great tasting BBQ sauce, but again, we just have to state that we think the recipe as written is the best!
We have found that a vegan steak sauce is easy to find and a good quick replacement for Worcestershire sauce.
WHERE CAN YOU BUY VEGAN WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE?
We have started to finally find vegan Worcestershire in our local stores, but before that we found on Amazon or Thrive Market. We used the Annie’s brand for this particular recipe.
If you are not vegan and only dairy free, you can use a regular Worcestershire sauce.
Can I make this Top 8 allergy friendly BBQ sauce?
As the recipe is written, there is soy and wheat in the recipe via the Worcestershire sauce. As stated above, you could just omit this; however, we’d love to find you an alternative instead.
You could also purchase a gluten free version of the worcestershire sauce. As far as the soy, I haven’t yet found a vegan version that you can buy that doesn’t contain soy; however, you could make your own homemade worcestershire sauce, like this one, and replace the soy sauce with a no soy soy free sauce.
Can I prep this vegetarian BBQ Sauce ahead of time?
Absolutely. This vegan BBQ sauce recipe can be made up to 3 weeks in advance. If making to store, it needs to be kept in an air tight container in the refrigerator until used.
What could I put this easy vegan BBQ sauce on?
- dip your vegan nuggets or vegan popcorn chick’n inside
- dip onion rings or tater tots into
- pour oven seitan
- Make a veggie wrap and use as a dipping sauce
- Use as a sauce or dip for vegetables like these grilled brussels sprouts
- Use as a pizza sauce
- and so many more! How would you use?
Pin this Vegan Blueberry BBQ Sauce for later:
Vegan Blueberry BBQ Sauce
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 cups fresh blueberries
- 1 cup ketchup (use low sodium to reduce sodium level)
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup vegan Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp liquid smoke
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Heat oil in a sauce pan.
- Add minced garlic and saute for just a minute, careful not to burn.
- Add everything else into your pan at once. Stir carefully and bring to a boil.
- Cook, stirring occasionally for 20-30 minutes or until thickened to desired consistency.
- Let cool for 10-15 minutes.
- Add to a blender and puree until no blueberry chunks remain.
- Cool completely. Store in an air tight container and use as needed.
- Lasts for up to 3 weeks. Makes 2 1/2 cups.
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