White Barbecue Sauce – It’s creamy, tangy, versatile, and the perfect dip or spread. Pair this White BBQ Sauce with fried or grilled chicken, pork, fries, sandwiches, or as a base for chicken salad. It’ll jazz up any piece of meat.
Additionally, I marinate with it, use it to baste, and use it as an all-purpose table sauce. The possibilities are endless!
White Barbecue Sauce
White Barbecue Sauce is a regional favorite. A traditional Alabama BBQ sauce, this vinegar-based sauce has quickly become a favorite with anyone that’s tried it. It’s not what you envision when you think of barbecue sauce. At all. It’s white and not sweet. It has a vinegar base, not a tomato base like most barbecue sauces. However, with all the differences it sure is good!
It’s ridiculously easy to make. You just whisk everything together in a bowl until smooth, then pour into a jar and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. It’s so simple, but so, so good.
What is White Barbecue Sauce Made of?
This sauce starts with mayonnaise and is thinned out with vinegar. Next, it gets a flavor kick from lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper.
What does Alabama White Sauce taste like?
It’s creamy and tangy and has a good ‘dose’ of freshly ground black pepper giving it just enough kick. You’ll definitely want to use freshly ground pepper, it makes a world of difference with the flavor!
Is Alabama White BBQ Sauce the same as Ranch dressing?
No. Ranch is creamy with dill. Alabama White Sauce is tangy with a black pepper flavor.
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary based on the products used. Nutritional information is total for this recipe.
White Barbecue Sauce
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- 2 cups mayonnaise
- ¼ cup white wine vinegar
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon white sugar
- 1 teaspoons salt
- 1 tablespoon black pepper tablespoon is correct
- In a small bowl, combine all ingredients.
- Whisk until smooth. Transfer to an air-tight container and refrigerator for 2 hours before serving.
- Refrigerate leftover in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
I appreciate this recipe since so many white BBQ sauces include horseradish and I despise the stuff. This recipe is good. I added paprika and just a little dijon mustard for some extra kick, but that caused it to not stay so “white” (which is fine by me!). Yum. I normally hate pepper, but I didn’t mind this at all.
gizli kamera says
this flavor is super but a bit heavy for those with cholesterol.
Have you ever tried a mix of sour cream and mayonnaise to reduce a few calories. Know it must be great just as the recipe is written. I’m always trying to cut calories. Seems like I gain weight just looking sat food. Ha
I haven’t tried it with sour cream and mayo. It would prob be good.
Can regular white vinegar be used?
I think regular would really be too strong. If that’s all you have, cut down on the amount you use.
what is the green slivers in the sauce? Dill? Chive? no mention in the chicken recipe either.
It’s chives, I didn’t mix them in the sauce but sprinkled over the pic for flavor after the sauce.
These pictures are enormous. I’ll share friends on my blog
Pigskin Barbeque says
I tried Alabama White Sauce for the first time last year and it took a little getting use to but I enjoy it now.
I’ve never made it myself but I will give your recipe a try.
Thanks for sharing!
I didn’t have any white wine vinegar so I substituted red wine vinegar. This stuff is the BOMB!
I got a salad dressing recipe (ranch type) from my little sister a few months ago that was to die for. This is the same. Matter o’ fact… this would be tasty on a salad, for pete’s sake!
tablet bilgisayar says
These pics are amazing. i will share them on my blog here:
huckleberry muckelroy says
I throw a heaping teaspoon of fresh-ground horseradish in that White BBQ Sauce. BTW, then add a good bit of sweet relish, and it makes a fine base for deviled eggs.
mad sad says
Juanita Yoder says
I love love LOVE white bbq sauce! I can’t wait to try this recipe cause you can’t get it in Tx. It is soo good on smoked shredded chicken sandwiches. Ahhh I miss my AL home 🙂
Paula by all means I do not wish to create a flame war. Do you have a preference an opinion on brands or variety? I have been using the kind with olive oil with crack pepper for everything. The taste is good and fat savings is awesome but I’m concerned I won’t get the true taste of this sauce by altering.
Paula by all means I do not wish to create a flame war. Do you have a preference or opinion on brands or variety? I have been using the kind with olive oil and crack pepper for everything. The taste is good and fat savings is awesome but I’m concerned I won’t get the true taste of this sauce by altering.
HI Thomas, the only brand I prefer is Blue Plate mayo other than that, I don’t.
Where is the recipe? And the ingredients?
Where can i find the actual recipe for this sauce? I tried to create a recipe box and the link is no longer active / supported HELP PLEASE! I want to try it so badly. thanks in advance
Elise @frugalfarmwife.com says
Whoah! I never knew about white barbecue sauce, but I love the looks of this! Almost like a coleslaw dressing. My Texas husband would probably call blasphemy (;)), but I want to try it!
He’ll like it, Elise. He may refuse to call it ‘bbq sauce’ though 🙂
Thanks for stopping by!
Claire @ A Little Claireification says
I LOVE white BBQ sauce!! Pinned!
Serena | Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch says
Love this dip! Delicious!
Easy recipe and sounds so yummy! I’m totally agree with using freshly ground pepper. I do it all the time and it really makes a different!
Plus, my boys LOVE to grind it for recipes for me 🙂 I love when they get involved.
I’ve never heard of white barbecue sauce but now I really want to try it! I’m pinning this one for future reference 🙂
Thanks Ashlee, it must be a Southern thing, lmk how you like it
Elizabeth Lund says
Yum!! It looks and sound delish!! Pinned and can’t wait to try!
Melissa Hopper says
Sounds really good. I will have to be trying it soon considering we consume a lot of chicken around here.
Same here, Melissa. lmk how you like it! Thanks for stopping by!
Stopping by from Foodie Fridays! This is interesting, I’ve never had nor heard of “white” BBQ sauce before! Sounds garlicky and super yummy. I love to dip french fries in regular BBQ…this would be even tastier!
gosh, this is so good, I knew it was a “Southern thing” but I’m surprised at how many people have never heard of it.I almost always keep it in the fridge for grilled chicken, fries, spread for sandwiches. Thanks for stopping by!
Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life says
I’ve never had this before, but I like mayo and I love vinegar. Sounds wonderful! Pinning.
It’s so good, thanks for pinning.
Wow…great thinking!! Looks pretty good 🙂
Thanks for sharing!
Christine @ A Sprinkle of This and That says
Oh my goodness this White BBQ Sauce looks so yummy! I can’t wait to try it on football Sundays! My football fans will LUV it! Thanks for sharing! I found you through the Cast Party at Lady Behind the Curtain. Have a great day!
Thanks so much Christine. It’s been a big hit with my football crowd, hope they love it! Thanks for stopping by
Lisa @ Cooking with Curls says
White and creamy, I’m in!! I have to try it, it’s so different. 🙂
Sounds like we like the same type sauces, Lisa.
Thanks for this … Looks interesting. pinning to try later 🙂
Thanks Heather, it’s my fav sauce!
Peter @Feed Your Soul Too says
Fun combo. Isn’t this also known as Alabama sauce? and that is coming from a yankee.
It may be referred to as that, it originate in AL
Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos says
I’m absolutely intrigued by this combo! Can’t wait to try it 🙂
Thanks Becca, it’s too good, I really just want a little chicken and lot of sauce when I eat it.
Matt Robinson says
I never knew this existed, what an awesome idea!
It’s a Southern thing, I think. So good.
amanda @ fake ginger says
Oooh, I love white barbecue sauce! To me it’s like the sauce you put on cole slaw but better. Now I want some!
I agree, Amanda, the only eat the chicken so I can have more sauce
Pinterest pin doesn’t work. Bah Humbug!!!!!
The ‘pin it’ button my on my site doesn’t work? trying to figure out exactly which one you mean so I can try to fix. Here’s a pin that you can repin if you want https://www.pinterest.com/pin/105693922481825784/