Vegan Teriyaki Sauce is sweet and savory and easy to make with simple ingredients. This version is gluten-free and oil-free. It’s delicious on tofu, rice bowls, noodles, and veggie burgers.
I have always loved teriyaki sauce.
I remember ordering dishes with teriyaki sauce when my family first started eating at Japanese restaurants when I was a kid.
The best part was when there was extra sauce to eat with my rice.
And my favorite sandwich at the local burger joint was topped with teriyaki sauce and a grilled pineapple ring.
I used to purchase store-bought sauce, but it’s difficult to find one without gluten.
And they often contain honey as a sweetener, which as a vegan I avoid.
But now I make this easy homemade version whenever I have a craving for the sweet and salty sauce.
You only need six ingredients plus water to make this quick Vegan Teriyaki Sauce.
Like all the Asian-inspired recipes I share, I would never claim that this recipe is authentic.
But it’s really delicious on a variety of dishes.
The traditional Japanese sauce contains soy sauce, mirin, and sugar and is used on grilled or broiled foods like fish.
For this version, I combine the following ingredients:
You could leave out the garlic and ginger if you want, but I personally love them in this sauce.
And both are very nutritious.
If you’re following a low-sodium diet, be sure to use low-sodium tamari.
What can you make with Vegan Teriyaki Sauce?
Or make a Hawaiian veggie burger by adding it to a black bean burger along with a slice of pineapple, tomato, and lettuce.
You can even pour some on Spicy Mango Fried Rice or some soba noodles and steamed broccoli.
And I’ll be sure to share some recipes using this sauce very soon!
Now let’s make Vegan Teriyaki Sauce!
Vegan Teriyaki Sauce (Gluten-Free & Oil-Free)
- Add all the ingredients to a small sauce pan.
- Over medium heat, whisk the ingredients until the sauce comes to a low boil. Whisk continuously until the sauce is thickened.
- Store covered in the refrigerator for up to one week.