Gluten-Free Teriyaki Sauce

Gluten-Free Teriyaki Sauce

The Spruce / Rachel Riesgraf

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 5 mins
Servings: 20 servings
Yields: 2 1/2 cups
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
32 Calories
0g Fat
7g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 20
Amount per serving
Calories 32
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 749mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 1g
Calcium 9mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Believe it or not, soy sauce is commonly made with wheat. Therefore, most of the popular brands of soy sauce, as well as teriyaki dipping sauces served in restaurants, contain gluten.

This recipe for gluten-free teriyaki sauce is easy to make. Use it in your favorite Asian dishes, dipping sauces, and marinades for grilled meats, poultry, and fish. It's also really enjoyable as a dipping sauce for gluten-free chicken wings and drummies.

Some suggested store-bought gluten-free soy sauces include: San-J Organic Gluten and Wheat Free Tamari Soy Sauce and Eden Organic Soy Sauce. However, always read product labels. Manufacturers often change product formulations without notice. When in doubt, do not buy or use a product before contacting the manufacturer for verification that the product is gluten-free. This is especially important if you are celiac or otherwise have a very strong reaction to gluten.

Also, as a reminder, always make sure your work surfaces, utensils, pans, and tools are free of gluten if you share a kitchen with others.


  • 1 cup gluten-free soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (firmly packed)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Gluten-Free Teriyaki Sauce ingredients

    The Spruce / Rachel Riesgraf

  2. In a 1-quart jar, add the gluten-free soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, pineapple juice, brown sugar, and garlic powder.

    gluten-free soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, pineapple juice, brown sugar, and garlic powder in a jar

    The Spruce / Rachel Riesgraf

  3. Secure the lid and shake until the brown sugar dissolves.

    Gluten-Free Teriyaki Sauce ingredients in a jar

    The Spruce / Rachel Riesgraf

  4. Store in the refrigerator, preferably in a glass jar. Use in your favorite dishes and enjoy.

    Gluten-Free Teriyaki Sauce in a jar

    The Spruce / Rachel Riesgraf

Recipe Variation

  • For a slightly thicker sauce, place all ingredients in a saucepan and cook on medium-high heat, just until the sugar dissolves and the sauce begins to simmer. Let the sauce cool completely before storing in a jar.


  • Make sure to use garlic powder, not salt, or the teriyaki sauce will be too salty.