mango teriyaki sauce

Vegan Mango Teriyaki Sauce

How can you make teriyaki sauce different? This is the exact question I asked myself when developing and testing this delicious Mango Teriyaki sauce.

Usually when I start any recipe development, I do my research and see what’s already out there. I find the common denominators that make up the dish, or in this case sauce, then put my own spin on it.

I noticed that most teriyaki sauce recipes contain a ton of added sugar. By no means is my sauce sugar-free, but it does contain less than the norm.

Vegan Mango Teriyaki Sauce

As I was putting together my own list of recipe samples, I thought of an easy way to sweeten up a sauce without using added sugar: use fruit! I know, genius right?

Sometimes you have to poke fun at yourself to stay sane, but I digress. Back to the recipe. Next up, I had to decide what fruits I could add to compliment the taste rather than change it. After all, it’s still teriyaki sauce.

Rather than doing traditional research, I sat up from my laptop and headed on over to my fridge for some inspiration. With one look in my fruit drawer, the idea hit me like a Mayweather right hook, champagne mangoes!

Delicious Vegan Mango Teriyaki Sauce

They are one of the most calorie dense fruit options, which meant they would pack the natural sugar needed to sweetened up the sauce. Ever tried dried mangoes and fell head over heels in love with them?

It’s because when the water is gone, you taste the sugar molecule sucrose, a prominent sugar used in baked goods. However, unlike baking sugar, mangoes also contain fructose (aka fruit sugar). The two combined make for a healthier alternative than traditional white sugar.

So I used the rest of my afternoon to taste test my sample recipes and ended up landing on the one you’re reading now! This sauce should be thicker than traditional teriyaki sauce, especially when it heats up.

Make sure to stir it frequently as it heats so the sugars don’t stick to the bottom of your saucepan. Depending on the strength of your burners, the heat time will vary, so make sure to always keep a keen eye on it.

You can use this sauce on your favorite stir-fry, plant burger, lettuce wraps, or with baked tofu. Feel free to add a little water to thin if that is your preference. Enjoy!

Vegan Mango Teriyaki Sauce

mango teriyaki sauce

mango teriyaki sauce

Prep Time
Total Time 
5 minutes
10 minutes
Prep Time:
5 minutes
Total Time: 
10 minutes
gluten free
plant based scotty

ingredients :

2 champagne (yellow) mangos

3 garlic cloves

1/3 cup soy sauce (or tamari if gluten-free)

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup filtered water

1 tbsp cornstarch

1 tsp sesame oil

1 tsp ginger

1/4 tsp red chili flakes

notes :

*If too thick, add 1 tbsp of water at a time until desired consistency. You can store in an airtight jar in the fridge for a week.

directions :

  1. Spoon the contents of the mango into a food processor along with garlic cloves and blend until smooth. Poor into a small bowl.

  2. Next, add the rest of the ingredients into the bowl and whisk vigorously until well-combined.

  3. Heat a small saucepan over medium heat. Pour in sauce and heat for 4-8 minutes, stirring frequently (your sauce should be thick and bubbly). Turn off heat and add to your meal!

notes :

*If too thick, add 1 tbsp of water at a time until desired consistency. You can store in an airtight jar in the fridge for a week.

Vegan | Gluten-Free Mango Teriyaki Sauce

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