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Healthy Teriyaki Sauce

The best healthy teriyaki sauce recipe that has the most amazing flavour. Sweet and slighty spicy it's perfect for marinades, stir fries, or as a dipping sauce.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: condiment, dips, sauces
Cuisine: asian, Chinese, Japanese
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free, Low Lactose, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 16
Calories: 27kcal


  • 1 cup coconut aminos or soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 4 tablespoon coconut sugar (or sub for brown sugar - just note this is not paleo compliant)
  • 1 teaspoon 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 teaspoon garlic infused olive oil)
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed chili peppers (also called chili flakes)
  • 1 piece of fresh ginger, 2cm x 2cm, peeled and chopped (or sub 1 teaspoon ground ginger)


  • Place all the ingredients into your Vitamix or other high speed blender and blend well until smooth.
  • Transfer the ingredients to medium sized pot on the stove and turn to medium heat.
  • Bring the ingredients to a boil and turn down the heat to low.
  • Simmer for ~5 minutes and then turn off the heat.
  • Let the sauce cool (it will thicken slightly during this time).
  • Serve and enjoy!


  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 teaspoon crushed chili peppers instead of 1/2 teaspoon (or omit it altogether for a less spicy sauce). 
  4. For a thicker sauce add an extra 1/2 teaspoon tapioca starch.


Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 27kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 346mg | Potassium: 4mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 34IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg