Easy Paleo Gochujang recipe inspired by Korean gochujang sauce. Looking for a gochujang substitute that’s gluten-free, soy-free, Vegan, Whole30, and great for gochujang chicken, beef, or pork recipe? This Paleo Gochujang recipe will be the perfect substitute to satisfy your cravings !
Keyword Gochujang, Gochujang Substitute, Korean Chili Paste, Paleo Gochujang, Vegan Gochujang
Prep Time 1minute
Cook Time 4minutes
Total Time 5minutes
2.5tbspapple cider vinegar
2-3tspgochugarukorean red pepper chili powder (I use 4 tsp) (alt. 1-1.5 tsp cayenne pepper powder)
Use your hands to roughly break the pitted dates to smaller pieces. Blend with 3 tbsp water in a small (4-cup) food processor until the dates are finely chopped to small bites.
Add the rest of ingredients. Pulse and toss a few times until smooth (no fruit chunks). You might need to scrape the bowl a few times with a food scraper until the paste is creamy smooth.
Taste and see if you’d like to add more salt, coconut aminos, gochugaru, or vinegar. The flavor profile should be sweet, savory, and slightly spicy. Store in glass jar container in the fridge until ready to use. Best finish in 3 weeks for best flavor.