Kombucha BBQ Sauce


This savory marinade is a change from the tomato-based barbecue sauce you might be accustomed to. The subtle flavors of the kombucha really bring out the best in the meat, and there is a bit of tenderizing action too!


  • 1 cup kombucha tea*
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar, rapadura, Sucanat, or similar sugar containing molasses
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper


  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Mix thoroughly.
  2. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours prior to using to allow the flavors to meld.

Makes approximately 1 cup.

*This is a great way to use kombucha tea that has over-fermented and has a vinegar-like taste. If using kombucha that is less fermented, use less sugar to taste.

Kombucha BBQ Sauce

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