I enjoy adding teriyaki sauce to grain salads but it can be difficult to find gluten free low sodium options without other ingredients (like high fructose corn syrup) that I’d just as soon avoid. It’s easier to whip up my own in my high-speed blender. The chia seeds and dates in this homemade teriyaki sauce recipe add some healthy fiber as well as thicken the sauce.
Homemade Teriyaki Sauce
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup gluten free low sodium tamari
- 1 tsp. chia seeds
- 1/2 tsp. ground ginger (or 2 tsp. chopped fresh ginger)
- 1 clove garlic (small)
- 6 pitted medjool dates
Add the ingredients to a high-speed blender in the order listed.
Begin blending at the lowest speed and increase to the highest speed.
Mix on high for approximately 1 minute.
Use immediately or store in a glass container for up to two weeks in the refrigerator.
Note: I do not include nutrition information with my recipes because I subscribe to the theories presented in the book Whole and believe we should focus on eating a variety of whole foods instead of counting calories or keeping track of individual nutrients.