paleo sauces

Whether you’re new to a low sugar, gluten-free or Paleo diet or been at it for a while, figuring out how to spice up your dishes can be a daunting task. Sometimes we get bored or lazy when prepping food, or we simply just forget about those we loved. So to keep it all in one place, here are some of our favorites that we’ve discovered over the last few years.

These were modified from various cookbooks and online sites to fit our specific needs, so remember to always adjust seasoning to taste and adapt these to suit your needs and tastes as well. I often take them with me when we eat out, so be sure to invest in some good small containers to store individual servings in. Also, remember that these recipes won’t last as long as their store-bought versions since they’re preservative-free and will only last for a few weeks.

Enjoy! paleo sauces


Paleo Mayonnaise 

Paleo gluten, dairy, soy and preservative free mayonnaise recipe.
Makes 1 Cup
1 egg
1 TBSP Fesh lemon juice
1/4 Tsp Dry mustard
1/2 Cup Olive oil
1/2 Cup Flaxseed oil

Blend egg, lemon and mustard in blender for 3-5 seconds. Continue blending as you add oils. Blend till thick.
Store in air tight container for up to 5-7 days.

Paleo Mayonnaise (Alternate version)

Paleo gluten, dairy, soy and preservative free mayonnaise recipe.

1 egg
½ Tsp fresh lemon juice
½ Tsp kosher salt (to taste)
½ Tsp dry mustard
1 Cup olive oil

In blender, combine egg, lemon juice, salt and mustard and blend.
Slowly pour in olive oil and blend approximately 30 seconds.
Put smooth mayonnaise in air-tight container and refrigerate.

Paleo Veggie Dip

1 Cup Mayo (above recipe)
1 Tsp dried dill
1/2 Tsp garlic powder
Black pepper to taste

Blend ingredients and refrigerate for one hour before serving. Note – this can also be used as salad dressing!


Paleo Tomato Dressing

Makes 1 1/2 cups
1/3 Cup fresh tomatoes
1/2 Cup Flaxseed oil
1/2 Cup Lemon juice
1 garlice clove
1 onion, chopped

Blend all ingredients until smooth.

Paleo BBQ Sauce

1 Tbsp Coconut oil
3 cloves mince garlic
2 shallots minced
1 Tsp organic spicy/dijon mustard
1 Tsp smoked paprika
1 Tsp chipotle seasoning
1 Tsp cumin
1 1/4 Cup chicken broth(can also use veggie broth or plain water)
Juice of 1.5 limes
6 oz can of ‘no salt added’ tomato paste

Heat coconut oil in a pan. Add garlic and shallots and saute till translucent/soft. Add mustard, paprika, chipotle, cumin and continue to cook. Add remaining ingredients and whisk till smooth. Bring to a light boil, reduce to simmer and partially cover with lid. Simmer 45 minutes and let cool.

Paleo Ketchup

1 small can (384 mL/12 oz) of plain, sugar-free tomato sauce
1 small can (6 oz) tomato paste
2 Tsp vinegar (I used apple cider)
3/4 Tsp garlic powder
1/2 Tsp onion powder
a pinch of ground cloves
1/4 Tsp allspice

Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Let cool and transfer to container and then into fridge.

This recipe omits the sugar/artificial sweetener.


Paleo Lime Pineapple Dressing

Delish dressing for fruit and vegetable salads

Juice of one lime

1/2 Cup pineapple juice

1 Tsp ground ginger

Paleo Creamy Curry Sauce Dressing

Yields approximately 2 cups

3/4 Cup water

2 avocados, pitted and peeled

1 orange, peeled, seeded

1 clove garlic

Juice of 1 lime

1/2 Tsp Himalayan crystal salt

2 Tsp curry

1/4 Tsp cinnamon


Blend all of the ingredients until creamy. Serve over your favorite chopped vegetables and  fruit salad. Note this is not just limited to salads – use this dressing on meats, poultry, fish,  eggs, fruits and vegetables.


Paleo Honey Balsamic Dressing

Honey or Agave Balsamic Dressing Recipes quick and easy salad dressing recipes only need 3 food ingredients.  Ideal for salads and cooked or baked vegetables.

2 TBSPs olive oil
3 TBSPs balsamic vinegar
2 TBSPs raw honey
Salt and pepper to taste

In small bowl combine olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey and seasoning. Refrigerate dressing until chilled.

Paleo Agave Balsamic Dressing

2 TBSPs olive oil
3 TBSPs balsamic vinegar
2 TBSPs agave
Salt and pepper to taste

In small bowl combine olive oil, balsamic vinegar, agave and seasoning. Place in refrigerator and chill dressing.



Paleo Salad Dressing

Zingy basic dressing recipes.  Used olive oil an unsaturated fats, mustard, fresh lemon juice and spices to taste.

¼ Cup olive
2 garlic cloves crushed
½ Tsp dried mustard
½ lemon fresh juice
Sea salt to taste
Grounded black pepper to taste
¼ Tsp oregano
Dash cayenne pepper


Mix all ingredients put in container and shake well.
Store in air-tight container and refrigerate.


Paleo Vinaigrette Dressing

Makes 1 cup

¼ cup balsamic or red wine vinegar

1-2 TBSPs finely crushed garlic cloves

1 Tsp dried mustard
½ Tsp sea salt to taste
½ Tsp black pepper
¼ Tsp cayenne pepper to taste
¾ Cup olive oil

In food processor blend all ingredients except olive oil. Gradually add in olive oil.
Store dressing in air tight container and refrigerate. Keep covered in refrigerator will store for 2-3 weeks.

Paleo Parsley Tarragon Salad Dressing

Paleo herb and spice salad dressing. Makes approximately ½ cup dressing

1 Tbsp raw honey
1/3 Cup fresh lemon juice
1 Tsp fresh minced tarragon
2 TBSPs finely chopped parsley or dried parsley flakes
1 finely crushed garlic clove

Ground pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend well.
Store in air-tight container and refrigerate.