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)
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.
- 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.
Heat the Mixture:
- Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring the mixture to a gentle simmer, stirring occasionally.
Add Cornstarch Slurry:
- Once the mixture is simmering, give the cornstarch slurry a quick stir and then add it to the saucepan.
Thicken the Sauce:
- Continuously stir the sauce as it simmers. The cornstarch slurry will help thicken the sauce, giving it a glossy appearance.
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.
Taste and Adjust:
- Taste the sauce and adjust the sweetness or saltiness by adding more maple syrup or soy sauce if needed.
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