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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

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  • 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


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


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  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.


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.


  • 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