Homemade Raw Vegan Hoisin Sauce

Hoisin Sauce in a Bowl with Fresh Ginger Root
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  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Soak Time: 60 mins
  • Yield: 2 cups (16 servings)

Hoisin Sauce is a beloved treat served at almost every Chinese food restaurant. This raw version is a whole-food translation fit for a raw food diet. Lovers of hoisin sauce beware, this homemade raw food version could become an addiction!

If you don't have dulse seaweed on hand, don't worry. You can either omit it or substitute with a pinch of another type of seaweed.


  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil (cold-pressed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon dulse flakes
  • 1 teaspoon barley miso (unpasteurized)

Steps to Make It

  1. Soak the raisins in the water for up to an hour or until they are very mushy.

  2. Blend the raisins and the raisin soak water together with the remaining ingredients until smooth and saucy.

  3. Serve immediately or store in an airtight glass container in the refrigerator for up to a week.