This low sodium teriyaki sauce recipe is bright, sweet, and fantastic over rice, vegetables, or chicken! Made with a few simple pantry staple ingredients, and ready in 10 minutes.
This sauce gets it’s classic sweetness from pineapple juice, and the dark color from no-salt-added beef broth, red wine vinegar, low sodium soy sauce, and Worcestershire sauce. It’s fantastic tossed with your favorite protein and is an easy weeknight sauce for your entrees.
Let’s get saucy, with this fantastic homemade low sodium teriyaki sauce. It’s a little sweet, a little savory, and has great flavor! This easy homemade teriyaki sauce recipe couldn’t be easier to make: add all ingredients to a sauce pan, stir, and it’s ready in 10 minutes.
I love anything coated in teriyaki sauce, but store-bought teriyaki sauce cab be loaded with preservatives. This super simple sauce recipe get’s it’s sweetness from pineapple juice and complex flavor from garlic, ginger, and red wine vinegar. A pantry staple sauce that takes just minutes to whip up.
This Low Sodium Teriyaki Sauce Recipe Is:
- Made with Natural Ingredients
- Great for Stir Fry
- Versatile – use an a dipping sauce, marinade, or for Teriyaki chicken!
One of the BEST Pantry Sauce Recipes
This delicious sauce recipe is a fantastic pantry-staple condiment! It uses basic ingredients you would have in your dry pantry or cupboards – many of which you may already have on hand. No high fructose corn syrup here! Keeping a low so pantry makes it easy to come up with delicious and healthy meals using a few staples you can rotate.
I made a list of my Favorite Low Sodium Pantry Staples that I always keep stocked. By stocking up on healthy whole ingredients you can make delicious salt free teriyaki sauce & low so recipes without a trip to the store!
What’s In Low Salt Teriyaki Sauce Recipe?
I love using a mix of easy produce delivery boxes and my favorite pantry staples for all the recipes I make! We try and grow what we can in our garden, but we rely on food delivery as much as we can. Buying groceries online can save on food waste, and be a huge time, money, and sanity-saver as well.
- Pineapple Juice, I used the juice from a can of pineapple that I drained.
- No Salt/Sodium Free Beef Broth – I use this zero sodium beef broth for this recipe, which adds savory flavor to the sauce.
- Brown Sugar: I like to use a dark brown sugar for this sauce because I find it has a really nice flavor.
- Red Wine Vinegar – for a nice tangy flavor and dark color, you could also use rice vinegar or even apple cider vinegar too.
- Red Chili Flakes: for a little heat!
- Fresh Garlic
- Fresh Ginger: I love adding fresh or ground ginger
- Low Sodium Soy Sauce or Liquid Aminos – Liquid or coconut aminos have a fraction of the sodium, but still a ton of the great flavor of soy sauce. We always keep a few bottles of this in our pantry! It gives a great umami flavor to this dish, and are great low sodium soy sauce substitutes.
- Corn Starch: the secret to thicken the sauce at the end, it really makes a difference adding it to cold water.
Low Sodium Soy Sauce Alternatives
Skip the high salt content of traditional soy sauce, and use some great lower sodium alternatives instead. Most of these can be found in your local grocery stores, but I added some links to buy as well.
- Liquid Aminos – we like using Bragg’s liquid aminos in place of soy sauce. It contains 310 mg sodium per 1 teaspoon serving.
- Low Sodium Lite Tamari – tamari is a gluten-free soy sauce, and I like this brand which contains 470 mg of sodium per tablespoon (1 tablespoon = 3 teaspoons).
- Coconut Aminos – similar to soy sauce, but I find it to be a little sweet, which would be a great option for a sweeter sauce. These coconut aminos have 136mg per teaspoon.
How Do I Make Teriyaki Sauce Low Sodium?
- In a sauce pan, add the pineapple juice, unsalted beef broth, red wine vinegar, low sodium soy sauce (or coconut aminos), low sodium Worcestershire sauce, and brown sugar, and whisk together over low heat.
- Add the garlic, paprika, ginger, chili flakes and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to a low. In a separate bowl, combine cornstarch and cold water until corn starch dissolves. Pour the corn starch into the pineapple juice mixture and mix well to combine.
- Allow sauce to cook over low heat for 5 minutes until thickened. Toss with steamed vegetables, jasmine rice, proteins, or tofu. Or use as a marinade for chicken breasts. Enjoy!
Ways to Use This Teriyaki Sauce
I love drizzling this sauce over stir fried vegetables, and eating it with white rice. You can marinate chicken with it, then bake or pan fry the chicken to make tasty teriyaki lettuce wraps.
Or add a little honey to the sauce, and coat pork or beef for a quick stir fry. Or serve with pork chops and some low sodium rice.
Low Sodium Sauce Recipes for a Better Meal
Making your own homemade teriyaki sauce from scratch is a fantastic way to add flavor to savory meals. We’re all about making recipes low sodium when we can – they are a great way to eat more healthfully at home. Low sodium cooking does NOT have to be bland, boring, or flavorless… It’s quite the opposite when done right. By building meals around fresh ingredients and bright flavorful spices you can make healthier meals for you and your family.
Check out all my low sodium condiment & sauce recipes here that are on LowSoRecipes. This easy teriyaki sauce recipe is has much less sodium than store-bought sauces, making it great for a low sodium diet.
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Low Sodium Teriyaki Sauce
- Mixing Bowl
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- 1 cup no-salt-added beef broth
- 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon low sodium Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 inch ginger freshly grated
- 1/4 teaspoon chili flakes
- 1 tablespoon corn starch
- 1 tablespoon cold water
- In a sauce pan, add the pineapple juice, beef broth, red wine vinegar, low sodium soy sauce, low sodium Worcestershire sauce, and brown sugar, and whisk together over low heat.
- Add the garlic, paprika, ginger, chili flakes and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to a low. In a separate bowl, mix the cornstarch and cold water until corn starch dissolves. Pour the corn starch into the pineapple juice mixture and mix well to combine.
- Allow sauce to cook over low heat for 5 minutes until thickened. Toss with steamed vegetables, jasmine rice, chicken, or tofu and enjoy!
*Please note, all nutrition content is estimated based on the ingredients we used, it may vary based on your ingredients. Always check your nutrition labels to verify sodium amounts.
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