Meet my new best friend. Sauces can be best friends, can't they? Well, this one is anyways.
This isn't your average tasting teriyaki sauce. I added fresh ginger, fresh garlic, green chives and toasted sesame seeds to my homemade version. I originally fell in love with the Teriyaki sauce made by Coconut Secret that my friend Mandy from Besolful told me about. It is really delicious and the best list of clean ingredients I've seen in teriyaki sauce. But, like with anything, I love to recreate my own homemade sauces. They are fresher, cheaper and can be tailor-made. Well, I think I not only nailed the storebought version, I made it better. It's also made with Coconut aminos, instead of soy sauce, so it's totally soy-free, whoop!
Adding fresh ginger, fresh garlic, fresh chives and sesame seeds was my own twist and it made this stuff absolutely addicting. I did not feel one bit guilty either, as it's totally oil-free and basically fat-free. I could not stop eating it with a spoon!
Eating this with a spoon is likely going to happen for you too, just warning you now. If you aren't familiar with teriyaki sauce, basically it is a sweet and salty Japanese sauce that is much more sweet than say, a peanut sauce. It has a syrup consistency and really sticks to your food. I lived in Japan many, many years ago, but I don't know if I ever had any while there. My version is naturally sweetened by using pure maple syrup, instead of refined sugars like brown or white sugar. Much better flavor too, in my opinion.
This teriyaki sauce will go on just about anything your heart desires. I made some fluffy brown rice, peas and some carrots and drizzled some of this bad boy sauce on it, added extra chives and sesame seeds and it was like the best party in my mouth I've had all year. The recipe require just 8 ingredients (+ water).
I can't wait to hear what you think of this Sesame Ginger Teriyaki Sauce! Please leave feedback below after you make it and let me know how you used it. I'd also love to see a pic on Instagram and don't forget to tag me #thevegan8 so it saves to my page and I don't miss it!