Looking to avoid soy in your diet? Try this healthy Vegan Soy-Less Soy Sauce the next time your recipe calls for it and skip the soy as well as the gluten and a ton of sodium. Can you say win-win?!
VEGAN SOY-LESS SOY SAUCE
Everyone likes a bit of salty seasoning every now and then and often people reach for the bottle of soy sauce to achieve it.
I try to avoid soy in my diet and watching the amount of sodium in your diet is always a good thing. There is typically wheat in that store bought soy sauces too, so if gluten is a problem for you, be careful.
Are you familiar with the best way to avoid all the extra junk in your food? Make it yourself. 😉 It’s the only guarantee.
Things like soy sauce can be hard to mimic but this IS a reasonable facsimile. 😉
HOW TO MAKE SOY-LESS SOY SAUCE – STEP BY STEP
Bubble together some veggie broth with the deep, sappy and iron boosting goodness of molasses along with ginger and garlic . This concoction reduces to a light syrupy consistency.
It’s not quite soy sauce but, regardless, it is packed with flavour.
Let this mixture cool and you have your soy-less soy sauce.
Wherever possible, it’s much healthier to stick with homemade.
It can be pretty simple with basic recipes like this one. Perfect for stir-fry’s, noodle dishes, soups … basically anything you would normally used store bought soy sauce.
I also have a non vegan version of this sauce! Check out my “Faux” Soy Sauce recipe.
Have a great weekend, y’all!
*Originally posted August 15, 2014 Updated December 21, 2018*
- ¼ cup vegetable broth
- ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 ½ cups water
- 1 tbsp molasses
- ¼ tsp ground ginger
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- fresh ground pepper
- Bring all ingredients to a boil
- Turn the heat to medium high and simmer for approximately 20 minutes until the liquid is reduced to one cup
- Store in the fridge in a glass jar
Shake well before using. Last 7-10 days in the fridge.