Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

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Teriyaki sauce doesn't always have to come from a bottle! Dani Meyer, from the blog, "The Adventure Bite," says homemade is so much better. She stopped by to share her recipe -- the most popular recipe on her blog.

3 Ingredient Easy Teriyaki Sauce Recipe

This easy teriyaki sauce recipe is made with only healthy pantry staples! It is so simple to whip up you will wonder why you ever bought teriyaki sauce!

Author: Dani Meyer

Serves: ½ cup sauce

Basic Sauce:

  • ¼ cup soy sauce (I like reduced sodium)
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 4­-5 tablespoons honey (to taste)

More full flavored sauce:

  • ¼ cup soy sauce (I like reduced sodium)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 4-­5 tablespoons honey (to taste)
  • 2-­4 tablespoons rice vinegar (to taste)
  • 4 tablespoons crushed pineapple
  • 2 tablespoons pineapple juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger


1. In a small pot whisk soy sauce, water, and cornstarch together until smooth. Add any of the optional additional ingredients you are using (vinegar, garlic, ginger, etc) .

2. Heat over medium-­high heat until warm and then whisk in honey until dissolved.

3. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and whisk constantly until desired thickness is reached. Do not leave unattended it thickens quickly once it gets boiling and will rapidly burn.

4. Taste and adjust as desired. If too thick, thin with additional water to desired consistency.


Sauce will thicken as it stands. If too thick simply whisk in a few tablespoons of warm water at a time until desired consistency is reached.

Recipe by The Adventure Bite