Vegan Teriyaki sauce with spoon and jar

The Best Vegan Teriyaki Sauce (Soy Free!)

Best Vegan Gluten-Free Teriyaki Sauce totally oil-free, gluten-free and soy-free! Loaded with flavor and made with coconut aminos, fresh ginger and chives, it will become your go-to teriyaki sauce.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian, Gluten-free, Vegan
Keyword healthy teriyaki sauce recipe, homemade teriyaki sauce, teriyaki sauce soy free, vegan gluten free teriyaki sauce, vegan teriyaki sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 1/4 cups
Author Brandi Doming


  • 3/4 cup coconut aminos (this is sweeter and less salty than soy sauce and important)
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons (120g) pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup (60g) water
  • heaping 1/2 tablespoon finely minced ginger (8g)
  • 1 teaspoon (4g) minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon (3g) finely chopped chives
  • 1/2 tablespoon (5g) toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons (15g) brown rice flour
  • 1/16 - 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • I use this scale.


  1. Add all of the ingredients, except the rice flour, to a small pot and whisk together well. Now whisk in the brown rice flour until there are no lumps. Add the cayenne.
  2. Turn the heat to medium and once the entire surface is bubbling, let it cook for about 5-7 minutes as it starts to reduce a bit. Whisk around the edges a couple of times while it cooks. Remove from the heat and leave to cool for 5 minutes. It should have a syrup consistency as it cools. If it's not a syrup consistency after a few minutes, cook just a couple more minutes. Use over your favorite dish. I served it over some fluffy brown rice and peas and carrots, then topped with extra chives and sesame seeds. This would also be great over cauliflower wings as a great dipping sauce.

  3. To serve this with peas and carrots, zucchini or broccoli, simply cook them in a pan over the stove in a little bit of water, salt and pepper, and garlic powder until tender. I cook my broccoli in a large wok separately to reach desired tenderness. I like to cook my rice in a rice cooker using jasmine brown rice, but if you don't have one, follow this link to cook it over a stove.