Make your favorite Asian recipes with this Soy Sauce Substitute. For just $1, you can make this easy soy sauce alternative with ingredients in your pantry.
I love to cook Chinese food, but one thing is missing from my pantry: regular soy sauce. I’ve long given up on conventional soy sauce and been looking for a Soy Sauce Substitute, because my family is gluten free and soy free, and I now know why soy is bad for my health.
Why Make Your Own Soy Sauce Substitute
The store-bought gluten-free soy sauce can get expensive. On Amazon, it’s about $12 for a 8 oz. bottle. At my local health food store, it’s about $6.85 for the same bottle.
That’s why I love having this Soy Sauce Substitute recipe on hand in case I need an alternative with basic ingredients I already have in my pantry. It’s really easy to make and a great way to use up leftover bone broth.
Easy-to-Make Soy Sauce
There are a few ingredients, but you may already have most of them in your pantry! Just 1 min prep and 10 mins to cook, then you have a batch of delicious soy sauce substitute!
How To Make This Soy Sauce Substitute – Step By Step
In a small saucepan, add all ingredients except salt and sesame oil.
Bring ingredients to a boil and simmer on medium heat for about 10 minutes.
Turn off heat, add in salt and sesame oil and stir until well mixed.
Let cool and store in an airtight container for up to a week or freeze a portion of it to use for later.
Top Tips for This Soy Sauce Substitute
- Use as a substitute for soy sauce, Coconut Aminos or Worcestershire sauce. This sauce also makes a great “stir-fry” sauce when thickened with a little arrowroot powder.
- Store the sauce tightly covered, in the refrigerator for up to one week. Shake before using. Or freeze a portion for later use.
- You can hold off on the salt until the end, then add if you feel you need it.
- You can add some sesame oil or leave it out – it does add another lovely layer though.
More Recipes You Might Like
Soy Sauce Substitute Recipe (Soy-Free, Gluten-Free)
- In a small saucepan, add all ingredients except salt and sesame oil.
- Bring ingredients to a boil and simmer on medium heat for about 10 minutes.
- Turn off heat, add in salt and sesame oil and stir until well mixed.
- Let cool and store in an airtight container for up to a week or freeze a portion of it to use for later.
Check out my new book, Gluten-Free, Real Food Recipes for Kids. I wrote this book with YOU in mind. Parents who want to provide kids with wholesome meals without artificial colors, preservatives and other additives. All the recipes are gluten-free – with many options for grain free or Paleo, dairy free, egg free and vegetarian.
What’s Included In This Book
It’s filled with 130+ pages of content and recipes, including:
- Real food nutrition 101
- Detailed information on how to properly soak and sprout nuts, beans, grains and seeds
- A guide on how to spot chemical additives and what to avoid
- Kitchen essentials and cooking tools
- Tips on how to get kids to become better eaters and help in the kitchen
- 70+ gluten-free recipes – such as snacks and appetizers, beverages, condiments and dressings, main meals, desserts and more
Photo credit: Bigstockphoto.com / vaaseenaa