Tomato–Free BBQ Sauce

Appropriate for CKD, Dialysis, Diabetes

Tomato Free BBQ Sauce

Makes 1 ½ Cups, Serves 6


1 teaspoon olive oil
¼ yellow onion, diced
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored & diced
¼ teaspoon chopped garlic
2 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Pinch of red pepper flakes
⅛ teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon paprika
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 cup apple juice, unsweetened
¼ cup pineapple juice, unsweetened
1 teaspoon ginger paste


Sauté onions and apples in oil until the onions are translucent. Add all of the other ingredients and simmer for 15 minutes. Puree mixture, it will have the constancy of runny applesauce. Cool and refrigerate for up to a week.

Grill chicken or whatever type of meat you prefer until almost cooked. Brush BBQ sauce on the top of the meat during the last 5 to 10 minutes of cooking.


Calories 60
total fat 0.9 g
saturated fat 0.1 g
monounsaturated fat 0.6 g
polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
cholesterol 0.0 mg
calcium 11.8 mg
sodium 14 mg
phosphorus 11 mg
potassium 130 mg
total carbohydrates 13.6 g
dietary fiber 0.6 g
sugar 7.4 g
protein 0.3 g

This recipe was submitted by CKD patient Chef Duane Sunwold.