Homemade Vegan Cornstarch Slurry Recipe

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This Vegan Cornstarch Slurry Recipe helps thicken sauces. A versatile recipe that is a staple in any vegan kitchen. Vegan Cornstarch Slurry is commonly used in Asian cuisine, cornstarch slurry thickens dishes and sauces to the perfect consistency.

This Vegan Cornstarch Slurry Recipe needs to be added when the dish or sauce is already heated as cornstarch requires heat in order to activate its thickening properties. It can be used to thicken soups, stews, sauces, gravies, and much more. It’s a quick and easy recipe that can be made in under 5 minutes, and it’s a great alternative to traditional flour-based thickeners. This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan. Perfect for those who are looking for a healthy and versatile thickening agent!

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How to make the perfect Vegan Cornstarch Slurry Recipe?

To make the perfect vegan cornstarch slurry, all you need is equal parts cornstarch and cold water. Mix them together until smooth and lump-free. It’s important to note that you should only add the slurry to your dish once it’s heated up. Otherwise, it won’t thicken. Also, make sure to stir the slurry right before adding it to your dish. As it can start to separate if left standing for too long.

Simply mix together 1 part cornstarch to 1 part cold water.

Why do I need to make a slurry before adding cornstarch to my dish?

Adding cornstarch directly to your hot soup or sauce without creating a slurry first can lead to unsavory clumps. To prevent this, a slurry is made by mixing cornstarch with a small amount of cold liquid. Such as water or broth, before adding it to your dish. This ensures a smooth, lump-free texture for your final product. It’s pretty gross to hit the texture of a cornstarch clump in your dish. 😂

What is the ratio between flour and cornstarch?

Cornstarch has twice the thickening superpowers that flour has. So sub in 1 tbsp of cornstarch for every 2 tbsps of flour. Only half the cornstarch is needed to provide the same thickening result. 

Get Smooth and Lumpy-Free Vegan Dishes with this Cornstarch Slurry Recipe. Say goodbye to unsightly cornstarch lumps in your vegan soups, sauces, and vegan gravies with this easy vegan cornstarch slurry recipe. By mixing cornstarch with cold liquid before adding it to your dish, uou’ll ensure a smooth and lump-free consistency every time. Trust me, no one wants to chomp down on a clump of cornstarch – it’s a texture nightmare! Save yourself the trouble and whip up a batch of this simple slurry before you start cooking.

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Cornstarch Slurry

Commonly used in Asian cuisine, cornstarch slurry thickens dishes and sauces to the perfect consistency.
Prep Time1 min
Total Time1 min
Course: Sauce, Vegan Basics
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: Cornstarch, Cornstarch Slurry, cornstarch thicken, Thickening agent
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 1 part cornstarch
  • 1 part cold water

Instructions

  • Mix the cornstarch and water together thoroughly right before adding into a sauce, gravy, stew, soup or anything else you'd like to thicken.
  • If you are using 1 tbsp of cornstarch use 1 tbsp of cold water.

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Notes

Cornstarch slurry needs to be added when the dish or sauce is already heated as cornstarch requires heat in order to activate it’s thickening properties. It can be used to thicken soups, stews, sauces, gravies and much more. 
Q: How do you make cornstarch slurry? 
A: Simply mix together 1 part cornstarch to 1 part cold water. Make sure it is stirred right before adding to your dish as it can start separate if you leave it. 
Q: Why can’t you just pour cornstarch directly into your hot soup? 
A: If you put cornstarch directly into your dish or sauce without making a slurry first, it will create cornstarch lumps. I tried this once when I first started cooking and although the lumps are flavourless, it’s pretty gross to hit the texture of a cornstarch clump in your dish. 😂
Q: What is the ratio between flour and cornstarch?
A: Cornstarch has twice the thickening superpowers that flour has, so sub in 1 tbsp of cornstarch for every 2 tbsps of flour. Only half the cornstarch is needed to provide the same thickening result. 
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2 thoughts on “Homemade Vegan Cornstarch Slurry Recipe

  1. Linda says:

    5 stars
    Great. Thank you for all the detail in your instructions. 😁

    • spicyveganfood says:

      You’re welcome! Thank you so much for trying it out! I try to make all my vegan recipes super easy to follow 🥰

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