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Vegan Teriyaki Sauce

The best vegan teriyaki sauce that has the most amazing flavour. Sweet and slighty spicy it's perfect for marinades, stir fries, or as a dipping sauce. It's also paleo and gluten free!

Course condiment, dips, sauces
Cuisine asian, Chinese, Japanese
Keyword healthy teriyaki sauce, paleo teriyaki sauce, soy free teriyaki
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 27 kcal


  • 1 cup coconut aminos or soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 4 tbsp coconut sugar (or sub for brown sugar - just note this is not paleo compliant)
  • 1 tsp tapioca starch (this is used for thickening the sauce - you can omit it the sauce just won't be as thick)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (or sub 1 tsp garlic infused olive oil)
  • 1/2 tsp crushed chili peppers (also called chili flakes)
  • 1 piece of fresh ginger, 2cm x 2cm, peeled and chopped (or sub 1 tsp ground ginger)


  1. Place all the ingredients into your Vitamix or other high speed blender and blend well until smooth

  2. Transfer the ingredients to medium sized pot on the stove and turn to medium heat

  3. Bring the ingredients to a boil and turn down the heat to low

  4. Simmer for ~5 minutes and then turn off the heat

  5. Let the sauce cool (it will thicken slightly during this time)

  6. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  1. Store this sauce in the fridge for 10-14 days
  2. You can omit the tapioca starch, just note that it is used for thickening so the sauce won't turn out as thick 
  3. For a spicier sauce, use 1 tsp crushed chili peppers instead of 1/2 tsp (or omit it altogether for a less spicy sauce) 
  4. For a thicker sauce add an extra 1/2 tsp tapioca starch
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Teriyaki Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 tbsp)
Calories 27 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 346mg15%
Potassium 4mg0%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 34IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 1mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.