Here’s an EASY recipe for Homemade Teriyaki Sauce that can be made in 10 minutes! Use it as a marinade, stirfry sauce or flavorful dipping sauce. You’ll never buy bottled again!  Vegan and Gluten-free adaptable!  We love this in Teriyaki Mushroom Wraps and Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken

A healthy easy recipe for Homemade Teriyaki Sauce that can be vegan and gluten-free. Use this as a marinade or dipping sauce.

Hey friends, I just wanted to share a simple recipe for simple homemade Teriyaki Sauce, to use as a building block for other meals you’re making at home. This Teriyaki Sauce can easily be made vegan by using maple syrup instead of honey, and made gluten-free, by using Liquid Aminos instead of soy sauce.

It is very versatile, and a useful one to put in your back pocket when you want a marinade, or a stirfry sauce or even a dipping sauce- but don’t want to use one out of a bottle.

What I love most about this Teriyaki Sauce is its incredible flavor without any weird preservatives.  So balanced and tasty. To me, it hits all the right notes -salty, sweet, tangy and spicy!

Fresh Garlic and fresh ginger add another layer of flavor.

Here's an EASY recipe for Homemade Teriyaki Sauce that can be made in 15 minutes to use as a marinade, stirfry sauce or flavorful dipping sauce. You'll never buy bottled again!  Vegan and Gluten-free adaptable! 

Here's an EASY recipe for Homemade Teriyaki Sauce that can be made in 15 minutes to use as a marinade, stirfry sauce or flavorful dipping sauce. You'll never buy bottled again!  Vegan and Gluten-free adaptable! 

What is Teriyaki Sauce made of?

  1.  low sodium soy sauce (see notes) or GF Braggs Liquid Aminos
  2.  rice vinegar
  3.  honey or maple syrup
  4.  sesame oil
  5. fresh garlic cloves
  6. fresh ginger
  7. red pepper flakes
  8. cornstarch and water
  9. sesame seeds

How do you make Teriyaki Sauce from scratch? 

Teriyaki Sauce is easy t make from scratch- simply place the Teriyaki Sauce ingredients into a saute pan and bring to a simmer. Stir in Cornstarch and water to thicken. Let cool and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Here's an EASY recipe for Homemade Teriyaki Sauce that can be made in 15 minutes to use as a marinade, stirfry sauce or flavorful dipping sauce. You'll never buy bottled again!  Vegan and Gluten-free adaptable! 

If you want a thick Teriyaki Sauce, add cornstarch (or arrowroot) whisked with a little water.

 Here's an EASY recipe for Homemade Teriyaki Sauce that can be made in 15 minutes to use as a marinade, stirfry sauce or flavorful dipping sauce. You'll never buy bottled again!  Vegan and Gluten-free adaptable! 

It will thicken right up perfectly for stir-fries or to use as a dipping sauce!

Here's an EASY recipe for Homemade Teriyaki Sauce that can be made in 15 minutes to use as a marinade, stirfry sauce or flavorful dipping sauce. You'll never buy bottled again!  Vegan and Gluten-free adaptable! 

The teriyaki sauce comes together in under 10 minutes and can be made ahead.

Here's an EASY recipe for Homemade Teriyaki Sauce that can be made in 15 minutes to use as a marinade, stirfry sauce or flavorful dipping sauce. You'll never buy bottled again!  Vegan and Gluten-free adaptable! 

Use this delicious homemade Teriyaki Sauce in Teriyaki Mushroom Lettuce Wraps and Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken.

Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Hope you are at home, having fun. 

xoxo

Sylvia

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Here's an EASY recipe for Homemade Teriyaki Sauce that can be made in 15 minutes to use as a marinade, stirfry sauce or flavorful dipping sauce. You'll never buy bottled again!  Vegan and Gluten-free adaptable! 

Teriyaki Sauce

  • Author: Tonia Schemmel
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 ¼ cup 1x
  • Category: sauces, marinades,
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

An EASY recipe for homemade Teriyaki Sauce that is simple, healthy, vegan-adaptable and Gluten-free-adaptaptable to use as a marinade, stir-fry sauce or flavorful dipping sauce. Use this in Teriyaki Mushroom Wraps and Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken


Ingredients

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  • ½ cup low sodium soy sauce (see notes) or GF Braggs Liquid Aminos
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup honey or maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, more or less to taste
  • —–
  • ¼ cup cold water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch (or *arrowroot)

Instructions

  1. In a sauce pan whisk together braggs or soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, sesame oil, garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes.  Heat on medium low until it slowly simmers.
  2. Whisk water and cornstarch together in a small bowl and whisk into simmering sauce mixture.
  3. Allow to just boil and remove from heat.

Notes

If using regular soy sauce, use a scant half cup (like 6-7 tablespoons and fill to the edge with water, to dilute).

*Arrowroot can be substituted 1:1 for cornstarch.  (Important to use at the end of cooking, just before boiling, as continued heating will cause it to lose its thickening ability.)

You can add  less cornstarch for a less thick sauce, or leave it out entirely- especially if using as a marinade.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 ½ tablespoons
  • Calories: 76
  • Sugar: 6.8 g
  • Sodium: 421.5 mg
  • Fat: 3.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10.1 g
  • Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 1.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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Hi, I'm Sylvia!

Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

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  1. I am in love with this sauce! Since it makes more than what you need for the mushroom lettuce wraps I started to use it for other things such as tofu marinades, dips for spring rolls and shishito peppers, the list goes on! It is super easy and delicious!

    1. sorry this didn’t work for you Tom! I did notice on the recipe we forgot to specify toasted sesame oil (different brands do vary in flavor and freshness). I wonder if you used regular sesame oil?

  2. I’m allergic to sesame, is there something else I could replace it with or would it be okay to leave it out?

  3. Made this for your lettuce wrap recipe and everyone loved it. Best home made teriyaki sauce.

    I have lots left over. How long will it stand for? I’m planning on doing teriyaki chicken burgers with it.

    Thanks for your amazing recipes. I wait to get them so I can add them to my to do list.

  4. Excellent Teriyaki Sauce! I added less constarch for a slightly thinner version( 2 teaspoons) but loved this flavor.