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Vegan Teriyaki Sauce

black spoon with vegan teriyaki sauce dripping off into a white bowl.

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This vegan teriyaki sauce is simple the best! It's vegan, gluten free, and so yummy. This easy sauce is delicious, versatile, and great for adding flavor to chicken, shrimp, or tofu. 

Ingredients

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  • 1/4 cup Tamari
  • 1 cup of cold water- divided
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot starch

Instructions

  1. In a medium pot add the Tamari, 3/4 cup water, grated ginger, maple syrup, and brown sugar
  2. Stir everything together and cook over medium heat for 2 minutes, or until the sugar dissolves
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together the remaining 1/4 cup of cold water with 2 tablespoons of arrowroot starch to create a slurry
  4. Pour the slurry into the hot sauce while whisking constantly
  5. Continue to cook and stir constantly until the teriyaki sauce comes to a boil
  6. Boil for 2-3 minutes until it's thick enough to coat the back of a spoon
  7. Turn the heat off and pour your vegan teriyaki sauce into a glass jar and let it cool
  8. Use immediately or store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks

Notes

  • Use tamari or coconut aminos to ensure this is gluten free
  • Don't add the arrowroot starch directly into a hot pot or it will clump
  • After the slurry is added to the sauce it will look cloudy, but once it cooks out you'll get a thick, glossy sauce
  • Store in an airtight jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks

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