A glass container of sugar free teriyaki sauce with a bulb or garlic and a green onion.
A flavorful, healthy, homemade teriyaki sauce, perfect for anyone looking to cut down their sugar intake. This recipe is perfect for making keto-friendly or diabetic safe recipes, like chicken or beef teriyaki. We highly recommend using fresh garlic and ginger for the freshest taste!
A glass jar filled with a sugar free teriyaki sauce recipe.

The BEST Keto Teriyaki Sauce Recipe

Store bought condiments often contain hidden sugars, and even those that do not often have preseratives or chemicals you probably would rather avoid.

The good news is that homemade condiments, like this flavorful sugar free teriyaki sauce, take minutes to make and are loads healthier for you and your family.

This recipe uses only a handful of ingredients: tamari (or coconut aminos), water, fresh garlic, fresh ginger, ZenSweet Monk Fruit Sweetener, and a thickener, like tapioca or arrowroot starch.

Once you have this sauce whisked together, you’re going to want to pour it on:

The ingredients needed to prepare a sugar free teriyaki sauce shown prepared and ready to put together.

This sauce is kept completely sugar free using our ZenSweet Monk Fruit Sweetener. Once you try it, there’s no looking back. It measures cup-for-cup like sugar, and tastes like the real thing. Your family won’t be the wiser when they try this delicious teriyaki sauce!

How to Make Sugar Free Teriyaki Sauce

Step 1: Into a small saucepan, add the tamari (or coconut aminos), water, garlic and ginger. Whisk to combine, and heat over medium heat until it begins to simmer.

Step 2: Add the Monk Fruit Sweetener, and allow to simmer for about 3 minutes.

Step 1 shows adding the tamari, water, garlic and ginger to the pot, and step 2 shows simmering it and adding the sweetener.

Step 3: Add water to the tapioca or arrowroot starch, and mix to combine.

Step 4: Slowly drizzle the thickener into the teriyaki sauce, whisking to keep it from clumping. Once it’s fully mixed in, remove the sauce from heat and allow to cool.

Step 3 shows to mix starch with water, and step 4 shows to whisk the thickener into the tamari mixture.

Healthy Low Carb Teriyaki Meal Ideas

Cauliflower Rice: Start with a bed of cauliflower rice, and then top it with protein of choice (salmon, shrimp, steak, or chicken are great options), and then drizzle with teriyaki sauce.

Teriyaki Vegetable Stir Fry: Stir fry your favorite low carb veggies (we love broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and peppers), and add protein of choice, then drizzle with this sugar free teriyaki sauce.

Hawaiian Burgers: Brush your burger with this sugar free teriyaki sauce while grilling, and then top it with jack cheese, a slice of ham or canadian bacon, tomato, and wrap it up in cabbage leaves or lettuce.

Teriyaki Meatballs: Make meatballs with either beef or turkey, and then simmer them in this delicious keto teriyaki sauce! Perfect served over a bed of zucchini noodles.

A jar of teriyaki sauce being poured over sliced chicken and vegetables.

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Sugar Free Teriyaki Sauce

A flavorful, healthy, homemade teriyaki sauce, perfect for anyone looking to cut down their sugar intake. This recipe is perfect for making keto-friendly or diabetic safe recipes, like chicken or beef teriyaki. We highly recommend using fresh garlic and ginger for the freshest taste!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: keto teriyaki, keto teriyaki sauce recipe, sugar free teriyaki sauce
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 1kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup tamari or soy sauce, see notes for a soy free version
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger minced
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil toasted
  • 1/3 cup ZenSweet Monk Fruit Sweetener
  • 1 tablespoon tapioca starch or organic corn starch or arrowroot, mixed with 2 tablespoons water

Instructions

  • Into a small saucepan, add the tamari (or coconut aminos), water, garlic, ginger and sesame oil. Whisk to combine, and heat over medium heat until it begins to simmer.
  • Add the Monk Fruit Sweetener, and allow to simmer for about 3 minutes.
  • Add water to the tapioca or arrowroot starch, and mix to combine.
  • Slowly drizzle the thickener into the teriyaki sauce, whisking to keep it from clumping. Once it’s fully mixed in, remove the sauce from heat and allow to cool.

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Notes

For Soy Free Version: Sub 3/4 cup coconut aminos + 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt, and omit the tamari and water.
Meal ideas:
Cauliflower Rice: Start with a bed of cauliflower rice, and then top it with protein of choice (salmon, shrimp, steak, or chicken are great options), and then drizzle with teriyaki sauce.
Teriyaki Vegetable Stir Fry: Stir fry your favorite low carb veggies (we love broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and peppers), and add protein of choice, then drizzle with this sugar free teriyaki sauce.
Hawaiian Burgers: Brush your burger with this sugar free teriyaki sauce while grilling, and then top it with jack cheese, a slice of ham or canadian bacon, tomato, and wrap it up in cabbage leaves or lettuce.
Teriyaki Meatballs: Make meatballs with either beef or turkey, and then simmer them in this delicious keto teriyaki sauce! Perfect served over a bed of zucchini noodles.

Nutrition

Calories: 1kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Fiber: 2g
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