Easy Homemade Teriyaki Sauce with garlic & ginger! Sticky, sweet, savory, and it only takes about 10-15 minutes to whip up! (Vegan, gluten-free, oil-free)
This is one of my favorite sauces and it only takes about 10-15 minutes to whip up so let’s get this flavor party started! Teriyaki is a great all-purpose Asian-style sauce for marinating, Vegetable Stir Fry, Noodle Bowls, rice bowls, etc. If you’re brushing it over veggies or tofu, simmer in pan to thicken first as the directions show below. Otherwise, if using for stir-fry, simply mix sauce ingredients together in a bowl, then add to the wok or skillet towards the end of your stir-frying to let thicken with your other ingredients. It’s sticky, sweet, savory and all kinds of delicious!
One of our favorite ways to use it is this simple Teriyaki Baked Tofu shown below. (So tasty!) I’d love to hear your favorite ways to use Teriyaki Sauce as well. Hope you enjoy!
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Easy Teriyaki Sauce
- 1/4 cup tamari (or soy sauce)
- 2 1/2 Tbsp. brown sugar (or 3 Tbsp. maple syrup)
- 1/3 cup vegetable broth or water
- 2 tsp. rice vinegar
- 1-2 cloves garlic (minced)
- 2 tsp. ginger, freshly grated (I peel my ginger)
- 1 Tbsp. corn starch (or arrowroot or other thickener)
- Optional: sesame seeds
- Place all ingredients in a bowl and whisk well to combine.
- Add to a small saucepan over medium-high heat.
- Heat until sauce is lightly simmering, whisking frequently until thickened.
- Use immediately, or cool and store in a sealed container in the fridge for about 1 week.
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Enjoying this teriyaki sauce? Feel free to also check out the full “Asian Inspired” recipe archives on the site for more tasty plant based inspiration.