December! Tis’ the season for having dinner guests. I know a lot of people busy themselves making elaborate holiday and Christmas-y foods this time of year but sometimes the best-loved dishes to serve to guests are the ones we all crave year round. For me that would be anything Teriyaki. Chicken Teriyaki. Salmon Teriyaki. Even Tofu Teriyaki is amazing.
Of course you can’t make Teriyaki anything without a killer Teriyaki sauce. Unfortunately, conventional Teriyaki sauce is filled to the brim with refined sugar. On the bright side, making a delicious clean Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Recipe takes just 5 minutes. The recipe below has no refined sugar. It is primarily sweetened with pureed pineapple (for a Hawaiian twist) and dates. And it tastes every bit as sweet as the more conventional versions.
By the way, you can make the Teriyaki sauce up to a week in advance and store it in the fridge in a mason jar. The sauce is great to keep around the holiday season when you are always crunched for time because it enables you to throw together a delicious meal in minutes. My favorite recipe using the sauce is this one for Baked Salmon Teriyaki. Whether I’m making the salmon or chicken or even tofu, I usually add a side of brown rice and steamed broccoli and top everything off with sliced pineapple, sesame seeds and scallions. So easy! And so super good, if I do say so myself 😉Print
This clean homemade Teriyaki sauce recipe has no refined sugar and is sweetened with dates and pineapple.
- 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoon water
- 11 medjool dates
- 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon unpasteurized soy sauce (such as Namu Shoyu)
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1/4 inch knob fresh ginger
- 1/2 cup pineapple (fresh or frozen)
- Place all ingredients in a high speed blender (such as a Vitamix) and process on high until smooth and creamy. Transfer sauce to a mason jar and refrigerate until ready to use. Note: sauce will keep for up to 1 week if stored in a mason jar in the refrigerator.
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