Barbecue Tomato Sauce

This is a wonderful, fresh tasting sauce to serve at any barbecue.

  • Serves 4

  • Makes 500ml

Barbecue Tomato Sauce
  • Dairy-Free

  • Egg-Free

  • Gluten-Free

  • Low Fat

  • Suitable for Freezing

  • Vegan

  • Wheat-Free


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 1 x 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 thin slice lemon
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 225ml apple juice
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • Salt and pepper


  1. In a large pan, gently heat the oil and fry the onion, garlic and celery until softened. Add the tomatoes, tomato purée, lemon slice, vinegar, apple.juice and bay leaves.
  2. Bring to the boil and then simmer uncovered for 25 minutes. Allow to cool. Remove the bay leaves.
  3. Blend until smooth and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

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