Strawberry BBQ Sauce

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Try this smoky-sweet BBQ sauce at your next backyard barbecue!

Naturipe® sponsored this recipe for Strawberry BBQ Sauce. 

The secret to great barbecue is the BBQ sauce! Strawberry BBQ Sauce is smoky and sweet, just how a BBQ sauce should be! Make this your signature sauce and you’ll soon be known to your friends and family as the barbecue queen!

Strawberry BBQ Sauce pairs nicely with any grilled meat. Our favorite is grilled chicken. It’s also a great nacho topping. You can even use it in salads!

Strawberry BBQ Sauce

Most BBQ sauces are laden with sugar. Not this one! The natural sweetness of the strawberries provides enough sweet flavor that no additional sugar is needed. A dash of cayenne pepper brings the heat and a bit of lemon juice and zest adds a nice brightness.

This BBQ sauce is very simple to make. There are really just two steps…. blend and cook down. You’ll only dirty two dishes making this sauce (a blender and a saucepan). That’s a huge win for a busy parent!

How to Make Strawberry BBQ Sauce

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Strawberry BBQ Sauce


  • 4 cups strawberries sliced
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 large Garlic clove minced
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper


  • Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Pour mixture into a medium sauce pan and cook over low-medium heat. Cook down until sauce is halved, whisking frequently.
  • Brush onto meat of your choice and enjoy.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, On the Grill
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Pro Tip: The pros at Naturipe know berries! They suggest always looking for berries that are unblemished and fresh looking, and to try to purchase your berries from a refrigerated display. They instruct not to wash berries prior to refrigeration. Simply rinse your berries in cool running water prior to serving. Strawberries have a shelf life of 3-7 days from purchase.

Strawberry BBQ Sauce is a fun and unique way to celebrate strawberry season. Give it a try and let us know what you think!

May is National Strawberry Month. See what other recipes we are celebrating with, including a Strawberry Salsa that is to die for! 

Strawberry BBQ Sauce

About Lori

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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