Easy Homemade Vegan Teriyaki Sauce Recipe

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Transform your meals with this simple and delicious homemade vegan teriyaki sauce recipe. Forget about buying bland store-bought sauces, and create your own mouth-watering teriyaki sauce in minutes. This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and low in sugar, making it perfect for any dietary needs. Not only is it easy to make, but it also packs a punch of flavor that will elevate your dishes to the next level. Get ready to impress your taste buds and impress your guests with this homemade vegan teriyaki sauce recipe.

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How long does the homemade Easy Vegan Teriyaki Sauce Recipe last?

If stored properly, you can enjoy this delicious and easy homemade vegan teriyaki sauce for up to a week. Simply keep it in an airtight container in the fridge and you’re good to go. It’s perfect for meal prep and can be used in a variety of dishes, from stir-fries to marinades. Plus, it’s so much better than store-bought varieties, making it a great addition to your recipe collection.

Is teriyaki sauce vegan?

Most teriyaki sauces are vegan, but make sure to check the label as sometimes they can have honey. You can read an article on our Teriyaki Sauce Is Vegan? here.

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What do I serve vegan teriyaki sauce with?

It can be used on vegan stir fry, on tofu, on meat substitutes, as a dipping sauce, on vegan kebabs, on a sheet pan dinner, or even used as a marinade. If you want to use this sauce as a marinade, simply leave out the cornstarch slurry. 

This vegan teriyaki sauce is perfect to use as a marinade for tofu, tempeh, and vegetables. It also pairs well with rice and noodles. I love to serve it with stir-fry vegetables and tofu for a quick and easy weeknight dinner. You can also use it as a dipping sauce for vegan dumplings or vegan spring rolls. The possibilities are endless!

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Want a thicker teriyaki sauce?

Simply add a little more cornstarch slurry to your mixture. Mix 1 tsp of cornstarch with cold water, then stir it into your sauce. Give it a minute to thicken, but keep in mind that the sauce will continue to thicken as it cools. Don’t overdo it! Check out my Homemade Vegan Cornstarch Slurry Recipe for a helpful guide.

Easy Vegan Teriyaki Sauce

The best vegan teriyaki sauce. SO much better than store bought, and so easy to make!
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dressing, Sauce
Cuisine: American, Asian, Fusion, Vegan
Keyword: easy teriyaki, recipe, sauce, teriyaki, teriyaki recipe, teriyaki sauce, vegan teriyaki recipe

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil (olive works if you can't do sesame)
  • ½ cup soy sauce (tamari for GF)
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tsp hot chili flakes (or more to taste)

Cornstarch Slurry

  • 4 tsp cornstarch
  • 4 tsp cold water

Instructions

  • Add the oil, soy sauce, water, sugar, maple syrup, garlic, ginger and hot chili flakes to a medium saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil while stirring. Reduce to a simmer.
  • Make the cornstarch slurry by mixing together the cornstarch and cold water.
  • Add the cornstarch slurry into the pot, stir in and let simmer for at least 5 minutes until it thickens. Stir occasionally to make sure it doesn't stick.
  • Remove from heat, and let cool. Top with sesame seeds if you want a little garnish.
  • Serve on your favourite dish, and enjoy! 😁

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Notes

Q: How long does homemade teriyaki sauce last?
A: This will last up to 1 week in the fridge in an airtight container. 
Q: Is teriyaki sauce vegan?
A: Most teriyaki sauces are vegan, but make sure to check the label as sometimes they can have honey. 
Q: What can I use teriyaki sauce for?
A: It can be used on vegan stir fry, on tofu, on meat substitutes, as a dipping sauce, on vegan kebabs, a sheet pan dinner or even used as a marinade. If you want to use this sauce as a marinade, simply leave out the cornstarch slurry. 
Q: How do I thicken my teriyaki sauce?
A: If you want your teriyaki sauce to be thicker, simply add a little more cornstarch slurry. Add 1tsp at a time of cornstarch mixed with cold water and give it a minute to thicken the sauce. The sauce will also thicken once it cools, so be careful not to overdo it. 
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