Homemade Raw Vegan Hoisin Sauce

Hoisin Sauce in a Bowl with Fresh Ginger Root
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Soak Time: 60 mins
Total: 70 mins
Servings: 16 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
38 Calories
1g Fat
8g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16
Amount per serving
Calories 38
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 15mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 76mg 2%
*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.)

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, preferably cold-pressed

  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 1 teaspoon dulse flakes, optional

  • 1 teaspoon barley miso, preferably 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.