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Glass jar with homemade teriyaki sauce and spoon

Teriyaki Sauce

An easy Asian-inspired Teriyaki Sauce with garlic and ginger. Sticky, sweet, savory, and so delicious!
AuthorKaitlin - The Garden Grazer
Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:10 mins
Total Time:15 mins
CuisineAsian-Inspired, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free, Vegan


  • 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 lightly simmering, whisking frequently until thickened, about 5-10 minutes.
  • Use immediately, or cool and store in a sealed container in the fridge for about 1 week.


Recipe yields about 3/4 cup sauce.
Stir-fry option: instead of heating in a saucepan, whisk all sauce ingredients in a bowl, then pour it right into your skillet towards the end of cooking your stir-fry. Stir well to combine and let heat for a few minutes, stirring often, until thickened.
Made gluten-free with tamari.

Nutrition Per Serving (Estimate)

Calories: 82 kcal | Carbohydrates: 19 g | Protein: 2 g | Fat: 1 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Potassium: 71 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 12 g | Vitamin C: 1 mg | Calcium: 14 mg | Iron: 1 mg