Teriyaki Sauce DIY – This simple paleo teriyaki sauce DIY only takes a few minutes to make and 6 ingredients. All you need is a blender and you’ll have a flavorful Whole30 teriyaki sauce for drizzling over meat and veggies or whipping up a quick stir fry.
Quick and Easy Teriyaki Sauce DIY
I love quick dinners – anything I can get on the table in 30 minutes or less is a winner in my book. This easy paleo teriyaki sauce DIY just takes a few minutes to throw together. Then it is ready to be simmered with meat and veggies, as a marinade, or drizzled over your favorite skillet meal. It is perfect for those busy nights when you only have a few minutes to get dinner on the table, and it can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge, making it even more versatile!
How to Make Teriyaki Sauce DIY
This teriyaki sauce DIY really couldn’t be easier – just blend all the ingredients together in a high speed blender. That’s it. No cooking, simmering or watching it to boil or not boil. Just a quick whirl in the blender and its ready to go! There are a couple things you’ll need to do before you blend everything together, but they won’t take long.
- First, soak the dates in boiling water while you peel the ginger, garlic, and orange.
- Then, drain the dates and throw them in the blender with everything else and blend until smooth.
- All done!
That’s it… and not only is it easy to make, but delicious, clean ingredients and loaded with healthy nutrients.
What is Teriyaki Sauce made up of?
Traditional store bought teriyaki sauce has ingredients like soy sauce, wheat, high fructose corn syrup, spices, and preservatives. So, if you’re eating paleo or Whole30, or trying to avoid soy and gluten, those ingredients won’t work.
Not to worry though, this recipe is proof you can easily make your own, so you don’t have to live a teriyaki-free life. 🙂 If you’re looking for a paleo and Whole30 store-bought option, you could try Primal Kitchen’s teriyaki sauce.
Is soy sauce paleo?
No, soy sauce isn’t paleo, so in this recipes I substitute coconut aminos for the soy sauce that is traditionally the base of teriyaki sauce. It works perfectly and gives it great flavor!
Teriyaki Sauce DIY
- 1 cup coconut aminos
- 2 tablespoons fresh ginger peeled (about a 2 inch segment)
- 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 3 cloves of garlic peeled
- 6 dates
- 1 orange peeled
- Soak the dates in boiling water for 5-10 minutes, while you peel the ginger, garlic, and orange.
- Drain the dates and add them to the blender along with all the remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth.
- Store in the fridge until ready to use.