Keto Teriyaki Sauce

Being a Japanese food lover, I certainly had a difficult time adjusting to the ketogenic lifestyle. Especially when it came to things like rice, katsu, and teriyaki sauce! I set out through trial and error, to create a sugar free teriyaki sauce, which is keto friendly. This is it.

What is Teriyaki Sauce?

The meaning of the word teriyaki, comes in two parts. Firstly the noun teri (照り), which is the shine that is given by heating the mixture of soy sauce, mirin and sugar, which is tare (タレ), and yaki (焼き), which refers to grilling. The traditional ingredients generally include the tare, along with garlic and ginger. Teriyaki sauce has come to mean a dark sweet sauce, with lots of umami and a heap of flavour, and is the perfect marinade for Japanese inspired grilled meat and vegetables.

This recipe uses tamari instead of soy sauce, as well as stevia as a sweetener to bring it together.

All it takes is to mix all ingredients together and heat on a medium heat until thickened. At this point you can either strain the garlic and ginger out of the sauce, or leave it in, according to your taste. That’s it. Simple right?

Delicious, Keto Teriyaki Sauce

Keto Teriyaki Sauce

Keto Teriyaki Sauce
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 mins
Total Time9 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Keto, Sauce, Teriyaki


  • Pot / Frying Pan
  • Measuring Equipment


  • 1/2 cup Tamari
  • 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Seasame Oil
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • 4 cloves Garlic Chopped
  • 10 g Ginger Fresh, Chopped
  • 10 drops Liquid Stevia


  • Mix all ingredients together in a bowl
  • Heat mixture on a medium heat on stove, until thickened
  • Strain (optional) and allow to cool.

What can you use it for?

Just about anything! It lends itself perfectly to grilled meats, such as chicken and beef, as well as mushrooms and other vegetables. Also works as a chicken marinade for keto sushi.

Keto sushi

Try it, and let me know what you think.

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