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