Vegan Recipes

Teriyaki Sauce Vegan Recipe

Experience the delectable fusion of sweet and savory flavors with this Teriyaki Sauce Vegan Recipe. Teriyaki sauce is a beloved staple in Asian cuisine, and this plant-based version captures all the essence and deliciousness without compromising on taste. Perfect for marinating tofu, tempeh, vegetables, or drizzling over your favorite dishes, this vegan teriyaki sauce is a versatile and delightful addition to your culinary repertoire.

Vegan Teriyaki Sauce Recipe: Yield: Approximately 1 cup


  • 1/2 cup soy sauce or tamari (for gluten-free option)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2-3 tablespoons maple syrup or agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • ONE teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch or arrowroot powder (for thickening)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil (optional, for added flavor)
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes (optional, for heat)


  1. Mix the Cornstarch:
    • In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch or arrowroot powder with a tablespoon of water to create a smooth slurry. Set aside.
  2. Combine Ingredients:
    • In a saucepan, combine the soy sauce or tamari, water, maple syrup or agave nectar, rice vinegar, grated ginger, minced garlic, and optional sesame oil and red pepper flakes.
  3. Heat the Mixture:
    • Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring the mixture to a gentle simmer, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add Cornstarch Slurry:
    • Once the mixture is simmering, give the cornstarch slurry a quick stir and then add it to the saucepan.
  5. Thicken the Sauce:
    • Continuously stir the sauce as it simmers. The cornstarch slurry will help thicken the sauce, giving it a glossy appearance.
  6. Simmer and Adjust:
    • Allow the sauce to simmer for about 2-3 minutes, or until it reaches your desired thickness. If it becomes too thick, you can adjust the consistency by adding a bit more water.
  7. Taste and Adjust:
    • Taste the sauce and adjust the sweetness or saltiness by adding more maple syrup or soy sauce if needed.
  8. Cool and Store:
    • Remove the saucepan from heat and let the teriyaki sauce cool slightly.
    • Transfer the sauce to a glass jar or container and store it in the refrigerator. It will thicken further as it cools.
Nutrition Facts (per serving, based on 2 tablespoons):
  • Calories: ~30
  • Total Fat: ~0g
  • Saturated Fat: ~0g
  • Carbohydrates: ~7g
  • Fiber: ~0g
  • Sugars: ~5g
  • Protein: ~1g
  • Sodium: ~450mg

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