6 Vegan Stir-Fry Sauces

Since posting this video/blog post I have now released a sauce ebook- Saucy! 16 vegan sauce recipes for everyday cooking. You can check it out here. This post has great stir fry sauces but if you are looking for other sauces like hot fudge, hollandaise and sweet & spicy ketchup, or dips like chipotle cashew or jalapeño ranch yogurt dip, you might want to check it out!

 

Each recipe makes about 1/2 cup of sauce. If you are cooking for more than 1-2 people, I suggest doubling or tripling the recipes. Sauces can be stored in an air tight container or jar for up to 1 week.

For gluten-free: sub gluten-free tamari for the soy sauce.
For soy-free: sub coconut aminos for the soy sauce.

Sweet & Sour:

1/4 cup cane sugar
2 tbsp vinegar
1/4 cup water
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp ketchup
1 tbsp cornstarch + 1 tbsp water mixed together

Stir together water and cornstarch until combined. In a small pot, whisk together sugar, vinegar, water, soy sauce and ketchup until combined. Add the corn starch and water and stir. Bring to a simmer on medium heat and whisk until it thickens. This should only take a few minutes.

Best served as a stir fry sauce. Add in some pineapple for extra tangy sweetness!

Maple Sriracha:

1/4 c sriracha
2 tbsp water
2 tbsp maple syrup or agave

Whisk together all ingredients.

Best served as a dipping sauce for vegan chicken, crispy tofu, etc. Or, for brave souls, as a super spicy stir fry sauce!

Peanut Sauce:

1/4 cup nut butter (peanut butter, tahini, almond butter, sunflower butter all work well)
3 tbsp soy sauce
3 tbsp maple syrup or agave
1 tbsp lime juice

Whisk together all ingredients. Add an extra tbsp of lime juice or water if needed.

Best served on noodle or rice bowls. Also great as a dipping sauce for rice paper rolls!

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Ginger Garlic Sauce:

1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup water
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 glove garlic, minced
1 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp maple syrup or agave

Whisk together all ingredients.

Best served hot as a stir fry sauce!

Lemon Tahini Sauce:

1/4 cup tahini
1/4 cup water
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp maple syrup or agave
1/4 tsp garlic powder (optional)

Whisk together all ingredients. Add more water or lemon juice if needed.

Best served as a sauce for greens like bok choy & broccoli, and as a stir fry sauce. 

Spicy Sesame:

3 tbsp soy sauce
3 tbsp water
2 tbsp brown sugar or maple syrup/agave
1 tsp sriracha
1/2 tsp sesame oil

Whisk together all ingredients.

Best served as a classic stir fry sauce. Goes great with veggies, tofu, noodles and rice.

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  • I LOVE the sweet and sour recipe; best ive had- in a restaurant or not!! I serve it over stir fried veggies and brown rice and it is toooo good. I use coconut sugar instead of cane and arrowroot powder instead of cornstarch and it doesnt seem to make a difference (: