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Soy Sauce Substitute Recipe (Soy-Free, Gluten-Free)

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.
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time11 mins
Course: condiment
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: soy free soy sauce, soy sauce alternative
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 151kcal
Author: Don't Mess With Mama



  • 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.


Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 446mg | Potassium: 102mg | Sugar: 12g | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.3mg