1-Minute, 2-ingredient Sugar-Free Teriyaki Sauce (gluten-free, soy-free, paleo possible!)

Posted by:Lindsay S. Nixon Category: Recipe

Love teriyaki but hate the processed sugar bomb?

OR are you sensitive to soy or gluten?

I got you.

This teriyaki sauce is amazing because it uses PRUNES.

You can also make it soy-free, gluten-free, and paleo by using coconut aminos.

Speaking of which…


I have no idea how I ended up with a bag of prunes…

And you could probably use raisins or even dates in this recipe..

Soak, blend, add spices if you want and VOILA!

No overly processed sugary garbage.

All the flavor but with the whole plant ingredients you looove.

My sister favors teriyaki over all other condiments (it’s her preferred salad dressing) but she’s allergic to black pepper and also sensitive to wheat, which made every teriyaki on the market unsuitable for her.

Admittedly, I’m not a big DIY’er and it’s totally okay if you’re still using store bought teriyaki (I get it, I take tons of shortcuts too. Success with home cooking is more important than ideology… progress not perfection!) but I’m so glad we now have this option.

I haven’t bought a bottle of teriyaki sauce in probably 6 months because this is so easy and I still have that bag of prunes! LOL.

Recipe below > > >

Use this to make Teriyaki Chickpeas or serve alongside all those veggies you'll be grilling this summer.

1-Minute 2-Ingredient Sugar-Free Teriyaki Sauce

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Recipe:Teriyaki Sauce (Sugar-Free Gluten-Free )

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Prep time: | Cook time: | Total: | 8 servings


Makes 1/2 cup (4-oz) To be soy-free, gluten-free, or paleo use coconut aminos instead of soy sauce.





  1. Soak prunes in ¼-cup HOT water for 10 minutes.

  2. Transfer both to a blender and puree.

  3. Add soy sauce, plus a few light dashes or garlic and ginger, and blend until smooth and homogenous.

  4. Taste, adding more ginger or garlic.

  5. If it's too thick, add water. If it's too runny, heat on the stove over low until it reduces.

  6. Refrigerate.

Now it's time to make Teriyaki Chickpeas!