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This homemade vegan teriyaki sauce recipe is the best because it's simple, quick, and also so easy to make! In addition, this diy sauce is gluten free and perfect for stir fry, teriyaki cauliflower or vegan teriyaki noodles!
I love creating homemade sauces because they really give so much flavor to plant based dishes. Store-bought sauces can be expensive and also when you make it at home, you can control the ingredients.
Before we jump into the recipe, let's learn some tips on how to make this delicious recipe.
How to make vegan teriyaki sauce from scratch
We will be using low sodium tamari for the base of the sauce but you can sub for low sodium soy sauce instead. But keep in mind, soy sauce is not gluten free.
Maple syrup and coconut sugar
I like using a combination of maple syrup and coconut sugar because it gives some depth to the sweetness. You can sub for brown sugar if you don't have coconut sugar in hand.
Rice vinegar and Toasted sesame oil
Rice vinegar gives that tanginess while toasted sesame oil gives so much flavor. I recommend using toasted and not regular sesame oil because the flavor makes such a difference.
Garlic & Ginger
I added three cloves of garlic but you can add more if you like that garlicky taste. Also, adding fresh ginger really makes this vegan teriyaki sauce taste delicious.
Arrowroot or corn starch
To thicken this sauce, you will need arrowroot but you can sub for corn starch.
How to make it
- First, in a large bowl, add the arrowroot or cornstarch and water then mix really well.
- Now, add the rest of the ingredients into the bowl and then whisk it until you don't have any clumps.
- Next, you can transfer the sauce to a saucepan and cook it over medium-low heat for 3 to 4 minutes until it thickens while stirring. Serve immediately or store for later.
What do you use this sauce for?
- Make vegan teriyaki noodles or teriyaki cauliflower with it.
- Serve over tofu or chickpeas.
- Pour over stir fry veggies.
Tips & Variations
- If the sauce is too thick, you can add more water slowly.
- If the sauce is not thick enough, continue cooking until it thickens.
- Always adjust to taste and add salt if needed!
How long does vegan teriyaki sauce last?
You can store it in the fridge, covered, for up to 5 to 6 days. You may need to add a little bit of water if the consistency got very thick before heating up.
This homemade vegan teriyaki sauce comes together so quickly and it is very easy to make. It is also:
- Versatile & Simple
- Gluten free
- Also so delicious!
More plant based sauces & dips to try
- AVOCADO CREMA
- VEGAN HOLLANDAISE SAUCE
- THAI PEANUT SAUCE (5-MINUTE)
- VEGAN TARTAR SAUCE
- SRIRACHA MAYO
- VEGAN HONEY MUSTARD
- VEGAN CHIPOTLE MAYO
So, did you make this? I’d love for you to leave a comment and rate the recipe. You can also share your photo of the recipe on Pinterest and tag me on Instagram using @avocadocentric or #avocadocentric! xo, SelinPrint
This homemade vegan teriyaki sauce recipe is simple, quick, and also so easy to make! It's gluten free and perfect for stir fry or vegan teriyaki noodles!
- 1 and ½ tablespoon arrowroot or corn starch
- ½ cup water
- ⅓ cup low-sodium tamari (sub for low sodium soy sauce if not gf)
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 2 tablespoon coconut sugar
- 2 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger (minced)
- 3 cloves garlic (minced)
- In a large bowl, add the arrowroot or cornstarch and water, mix really well.
- Add the rest of the ingredients into the bowl and whisk it until you don't have any clumps.
- Transfer the sauce into a saucepan over medium-low heat and cook it for 3 to 4 minutes until it thickens while stirring. Serve immediately or store for later.
If the sauce is too thick, add more water slowly.
If the sauce is not thick enough, continue cooking until it thickens.
Always adjust to taste and add salt if needed!
- Serving Size: 6
- Calories: 76
- Sugar: 12.7g
- Sodium: 377.7mg
- Fat: 0.8g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 16.5g
- Fiber: 0.1g
- Protein: 1.1g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
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