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Simple Gluten-Free Teriyaki Sauce (Whole30, Paleo)

This healthy and Simple Gluten-Free Teriyaki Sauce is an easy alternative to storebought. So easy to make, this paleo and Whole30 compliant marinade will be the star of your next stir-fry.

gluten free teriyaki sauce with chili paste, ginger, garlic, and a green onion on a board

One of my favorite takeout foods is teriyaki. It’s affordable, filling, and there is so much I can usually squeeze two or three meals out of it. And? It’s sooooo delicious!

But it’s packed full of sugar and depending on who makes the sauce, it can be achingly sweet. This sauce changes the game.

ginger, garlic, pineapple, and coconut aminos on a wooden board for making gluten-free teriyaki sauce

Is Teriyaki Sauce Whole30 Compliant?

Sadly, most store-bought teriyaki sauces are not Whole30 compliant. Delicious, delicious teriyaki sauce is mostly full of sugar and soy – two giant no no’s on a Whole30 eating plan.

This homemade gluten-free teriyaki sauce uses coconut aminos instead of soy as its base and juicy fresh pineapple instead of sugar.

How to Make This Gluten-Free Teriyaki Sauce Recipe

*Detailed & printable recipe card at the bottom of the post

Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until super smooth.

pineapple and other ingredients in a blender for gluten-free teriyaki sauce

Pour into a medium saucepan and bring to a rolling boil. Boil for 2 minutes stirring the entire time. The sauce will foam quite a bit so remove from heat if it is getting a bit out of control.

Reduce heat to medium-low and cook until the liquid is reduced by half (about 20 minutes).

Gluten-free teriyaki sauce in a pan

Transfer to an air-tight container and store in the fridge.

Recipe Notes

  • Need to make more or less of the recipe? Click and slide the “servings” number on the recipe card and the ingredients will adjust as needed. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
  • When freshly blended, the sauce will be a peanut butter color. After it has cooked down it will be dark like traditional teriyaki sauce.
  • This gluten-free teriyaki sauce will last for two weeks in the fridge.
  • You can freeze the sauce for up to three months.

gluten free teriyaki sauce on a cutting board with ginger and a scallion

Variations on Gluten-Free Teriyaki Sauce

  • Add a drizzle of sesame oil during cooking for a sesame teriyaki.
  • Make it spicy! Yes and please. Dried red pepper or compliant hot sauce of your choosing.

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Simple Gluten-Free Teriyaki Sauce (Whole30, Paleo)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

This healthy and Simple Gluten-Free Teriyaki Sauce (paleo, Whole30) is an easy alternative to storebought. 

Course: Condiments
Cuisine: Fusion
Keyword: gluten-free teriyaki sauce, paleo teriyaki sauce, whole30 teriyaki sauce
Servings: 24
Calories: 28 kcal
Author: Sarah Cook - Sustainable Cooks
Ingredients
  • 2 cups coconut aminos
  • 2 cups fresh pineapple
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch piece ginger peeled
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until super smooth.

  2. Pour into a medium saucepan and bring to a rolling boil. Boil for 2 minutes stirring the entire time. The sauce will foam quite a bit so remove from heat if it is getting a bit out of control.

  3. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook until the liquid is reduced by half (about 20 minutes).

  4. Transfer to an air-tight container and store in the fridge.

Recipe Notes

This gluten-free teriyaki sauce will last for two weeks in the fridge or three months in the freezer.

Nutrition Facts
Simple Gluten-Free Teriyaki Sauce (Whole30, Paleo)
Amount Per Serving (2 tbsp)
Calories 28
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 452mg 19%
Potassium 17mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 0g 0%
Vitamin A 0.2%
Vitamin C 8.2%
Calcium 0.3%
Iron 0.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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2 comments on “Simple Gluten-Free Teriyaki Sauce (Whole30, Paleo)”

  1. I did have a clue that teriyaki sauce had a lot of sugar, but not quite how much! Thankfully I don’t eat it too often, even though I like it. Thanks for this recipe, it will definitely be tried next time I want teriyaki. And what a great idea to use pineapple instead of sugar!!

    • My friend shared her family’s recipe with me (it was delicious) and the soy sauce and sugar were equal – 2 cups each. It is like making “normal” jam; the sugar is usually more than the fruit. Yeesh!