5 Reasons to Love Barbecue Sauce, and How to Make Your Own

bbq sauce salmon dinner
Make your own barbecue sauce and enjoy this delicious salmon

It’s a symphony of flavor 

Barbecue sauce is a perfect balance of sweet, salty, and spicy. The flavor is both complex and accessible.  

It goes well with all sorts of protein 

Chicken, shrimp, fish, and beef can all pair perfectly with a tangy dollop of barbecue sauce. 

It makes dinner fast and easy 

Want to add a whole lot of flavor in just a few minutes? Just brush whatever you’re making with barbecue sauce. After a few minutes in the oven or on the grill, you’ll have a main dish with as much flavor as if it had cooked all day. 

Kids love it 

Barbecue sauce is something that the whole family can easily agree on. What’s not to love about super flavorful protein? 

It’s easy to make at home 

Store-bought barbecue can be delicious. Sometimes Blue Apron works with True Made foods for delicious, plant-based barbecue sauce, but sometimes we like to make our own. If you put the sauce together yourself, you’ll know exactly what you’re eating. No need to worry about added sugars or unwanted ingredients. 

In this recipe for Salmon with Roasted Vegetable, Romaine & Kale Salad, you’ll create your own barbecue sauce by whisking date syrup, tomato paste, worcestershire sauce,  mustard, and our signature barbecue spice blend together in a bowl with a little lemon juice. 

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