6 Vegan Stir-Fry Sauces

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!

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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