Soy-Free Soy Sauce

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There are so many recipes that call for soy sauce. But what about those people that are allergic to soy? Specialty soy-free soy sauces can be expensive, that’s if you can even find them in your area.

My version has a deep rich flavour, and is pretty darn close to the real thing if I do say so myself!

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Soy-Free Soy Sauce
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Serves: 32
A perfect soy-free substitute for soy sauce.
  • 4 Tbsp GF liquid beef bouillon concentrate (or 3 Tbsp dry)
  • 1 Tbsp GF balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp molasses
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • 1 pinch white pepper
  • 1 pinch garlic powder
  • 1½ cups water
  • 1½ tsp salt
  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, stir together all ingredients and bring to a boil.
  2. Simmer gently until liquid is reduced to about 1 cup (15 minutes).
  3. Refrigerate up to 3 weeks.

[hr]FAQ: What Kinds of Vinegar are Gluten Free?



  1. What is sodium content? I’m not only on GF diet but also Cardiac and can only have 1500 mgs of sodium per day. Any ideas what I can use to sub for soy sauce”

  2. 269mg of sodium, however if you omit the salt and use a low-sodium GF bouillon that will be much less. If you don’t like this recipe for a soy sauce substitute, you can use a GF Worcestershire sauce – it’s not the same flavor, but will give you the same depth and concentration of flavor to a dish.

  3. Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, GF Tamari, GF Worcestershire are similar in that they are a highly concentrated burst of flavor – a little goes a long way. Most of these have a low-sodium version that may be less than that of low-sodium soy sauce. Or for certain recipes you could try GF balsamic vinegar.

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