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Ditch the unwanted sugar, fillers, and preservatives of store-bought brands and make this easy sugar free teriyaki sauce right at home! Ready in 15 minutes or less.

Sugar free teriyaki sauce in a glass mason jar with a metal spoon on a wooden serving tray

While traditional teriyaki sauce may be delicious, I usually try to steer clear due to all the added sugar. Just one tablespoon contains two grams of sugar, so it can add up pretty quickly.

That’s why I prefer to make this sugar free teriyaki sauce right at home! No unwanted ingredients, and it can be ready in 15 minutes or less. That’s probably faster than running to the store to grab the pre-made stuff!

How to make sugar free teriyaki sauce

This simple yet flavorful sauce comes together in four easy steps. Ready to see how it’s done?

Ingredients for recipe in separate bowls and ramekins, as seen from above

Step 1: Add the tamari or coconut aminos, brown sugar substitute, garlic, rice vinegar, and ginger to a heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat. Mix well to help the sweetener dissolve.

Ingredients in a heavy-bottomed pot, as seen from above

Step 2: Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 3-5 minutes.

Ingredients in a heavy-bottomed pot with a wooden spoon, as seen from above

Step 3: While stirring continuously, add the xanthan gum slowly. Keep mixing for a few minutes until the sauce thickens.

Step 4: Remove from heat and allow to cool.

The sauce will continue to thicken as it cools. But if you’re hungry, you don’t have to wait — your teriyaki is ready to use right away!

Teriyaki sauce in a glass mason jar on a wooden serving tray

What to serve with this sauce

This versatile recipe is great for glazes, dips, marinades, and more. You’ll find so many uses for your healthified teriyaki!

For a delicious vegan meal, drizzle it over this vegetable noodle stir-fry! The combination of flavors and crunch is super satisfying. These low-carb buffalo cauliflower wings also have a vegan option and would be delicious tossed in some teriyaki.

If you’re not following a plant-based diet, try substituting the dressing in this shredded chicken salad with teriyaki instead. It would even be delicious poured over easy baked salmon with garlic butter.

Any time you’re in the mood for a pop of flavor, give teriyaki sauce a try. Before long, you may find yourself pouring it over everything!

Storage

You can store your sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. You’ll love being able to add flavor to your meals at a moment’s notice!

The sauce will continue to thicken as it rests. However, you don’t need to wait if you don’t want to! The sauce is ready to use immediately after cooking.

Sugar free teriyaki sauce in a glass mason jar with a metal spoon on top of a wooden serving tray

Other healthy sauce recipes

Whenever possible, I love making my own sauces, condiments, and dressings at home. It means I can control the ingredients, and it’s usually easier than you might think! Here are a few of my favorite recipes that I think you’ll enjoy:

For even more great recipe ideas, you can also check out the roundup I created of Healthy Dinner Recipes for Diabetics!

When you’ve tried this sauce, please don’t forget to let me know how you liked it and rate the recipe in the comments below!

Sugar Free Teriyaki Sauce

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Ditch the unwanted sugar, fillers, and preservatives of store-bought brands and make this easy sugar free teriyaki sauce right at home! Ready in 15 minutes or less.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 16

Ingredients 

Instructions

  • Add the tamari or coconut aminos, brown sugar substitute, garlic, rice vinegar, and ginger to a heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat. Mix well to help the sweetener dissolve.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 3-5 minutes.
  • While stirring continuously, add the xanthan gum slowly. Keep mixing for a few minutes until the sauce thickens.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool.

Notes

This recipe is for 16 servings of teriyaki sauce.
Make sure to stir continuously while adding the xanthan gum to avoid clumping.
Sauce can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Nutrition Info Per Serving

Nutrition Facts
Sugar Free Teriyaki Sauce
Serving Size
 
1.5 tablespoon
Amount per Serving
Calories
19
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
0
g
0
%
Saturated Fat
 
0
g
0
%
Trans Fat
 
0
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
0
g
Cholesterol
 
0
mg
0
%
Sodium
 
532.4
mg
22
%
Potassium
 
3
mg
0
%
Carbohydrates
 
2.7
g
1
%
Fiber
 
0.2
g
1
%
Sugar
 
1.2
g
1
%
Protein
 
1.1
g
2
%
Net carbs
 
2.5
g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.