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Homemade soy sauce in a white dish

Soy Sauce Substitute Recipe

A great gluten-free soy sauce substitute you can easily make at home
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese, Japanese, Thai
Keyword soy sauce
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 51kcal


  • 1 cup beef broth substitute vegetable stock if you are vegan
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar choose balsamic if you like the dark color, but you can also use red wine vinegar or cider vinegar
  • 4 tsp blackstrap molasses alt: date sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • tsp black pepper (substitute organic white pepper if preferred)
  • tsp garlic powder
  • tsp ground ginger
  • tsp onion powder (optional)
  • 1 tsp fish sauce or sesame oil (adds a nice, flavorful kick, but certainly optional)


  • Add all of your ingredients to a saucepan, leaving out the salt and sesame oil for now.
  • Bring it to a boil and then let it simmer on medium heat for ten minutes.
  • Turn off your heat, add the salt and sesame oil (or any alternative you choose), and stir until it’s mixed well.
  • Let your soy sauce substitute cool, then place it in an airtight container and store it for up to a week. You can even freeze it for later use.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 51kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1953mg | Potassium: 165mg | Sugar: 5g | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg