Kosher for Passover BBQ Sauce

Makes 2 cups of BBQ sauce

Prep time: 5 mins | Cooking time: 20-30 mins

One of the greatest challenges with Passover time is finding really delicious Kosher for Passover (KLP) condiments at affordable prices. Our solution – make your own! Check out our recipes for Passover Mayonnaise and Ketchup.

This sweet, sticky barbecue sauce is great on our KLP Southern-Fried Chicken Drumsticks, can be substituted into our BBQ Brisket recipe or simply served with homemade chips for a Pesach-friendly treat.

This sauce is incredibly easy to make and tastes delicious! It can be made more or less spicy according to taste, and can be given a zing by adding a little extra lime juice (or zest). If you don’t have date syrup, you can swap this out for honey, but we chose the date syrup for its molasses-like depth of flavour, and because in Sephardi and Mizrahi homes, date syrup is used as a basis for Charoset (Haleg), and often there’s plenty around!


  • 1 1/2 cups Date Syrup
  • 1 cup Concentrated Tomato Paste
  • 2/3 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Vegetable Stock Cubes
  • 50g (4 tbsp) Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Onion Powder
  • 4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder
  • Juice of 1-2 Limes
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 200ml Boiling Water
  • Potato Starch (Potato Flour) – if required for thickening.


  1. Dissolve 2 vegetable stock cubes in 200ml boiling water.
  2. In a saucepan, combine the vegetable stock and all the remaining ingredients except for the potato starch.
  3. Stir to combine, bring to the boil, then lower the heat and leave to simmer for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until reduced enough to coat the back of a spoon
  4. If your sauce remains too runny after 30 minutes, dissolve 1 tbsp potato starch in a 2 tbsp cold water, then stir in to the sauce 1 tablespoon at a time and heat through. Your sauce should begin to thicken. Repeat as necessary.
  5. Set sauce aside to cool and store in a clean jar or plastic container.

The sauce should keep for 3-4 days in a fridge, and can be frozen.

Kosher for Passover BBQ Sauce