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Easy Teriyaki Sauce

Easy Teriyaki Sauce

$2.18 recipe | $0.54 serving
Made with kitchen staples, this easy teriyaki sauce is sweet, savoury, and everything in between. It's the perfect topping for tofu, stir-fried veggies, noodles, or even veggie burgers!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Sauce
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Japanese, Vegan
Servings 4 servings
Calories 83 kcal

Equipment

  • Saucepan
  • Whisk
  • Mixing bowl

Ingredients
 

  • ½ tbsp sesame seeds ($0.08)
  • 1 tbsp corn starch ($0.02)
  • 3 tbsp water ($0.00)
  • ½ cup low-sodium tamari ($1.44)
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup ($0.30)
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar ($0.05)
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar ($0.22)
  • 1 tbsp ginger, grated or finely minced ($0.03)
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced ($0.04)

Instructions
 

  • To begin, heat a saucepan on low-medium. Add the sesame seeds in, and toast them until they are fragrant and turning golden brown, about 3-5 minutes.
  • In the meantime, whisk together the cornstarch and water in a separate bowl until dissolved. Set the bowl aside while you prep the garlic and ginger.
  • Then, turn your stove to medium heat and add in all ingredients, including the cornstarch and water mixture. Whisk everything together until you have a uniform consistency.
  • Bring the teriyaki sauce to a low boil, then reduce heat to simmer until the sauce thickens to your desired consistency, about 6-8 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let teriyaki sauce cool before transferring it to the fridge in an airtight container. Alternatively, serve immediately over stir-fried vegetables, rice, noodles, or tofu!

Notes

  • It's very important to use low sodium tamari (GF) or soy sauce (not GF) to prevent your teriyaki sauce from turning out overly salty.
  • You can also toast your sesame seeds in an oven or toaster oven, but we just prefer to use one pan for the whole sauce.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Easy Teriyaki Sauce
Serving Size
 
1 serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
83
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
0.8
g
1
%
Saturated Fat
 
0
g
0
%
Trans Fat
 
0
g
Cholesterol
 
0
mg
0
%
Sodium
 
1404.8
mg
61
%
Potassium
 
118.4
mg
3
%
Carbohydrates
 
15.7
g
5
%
Fiber
 
0.5
g
2
%
Sugar
 
12.1
g
13
%
Protein
 
4.1
g
8
%
Calcium
 
20
mg
2
%
Iron
 
1.04
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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