I use vegan Worcestershire sauce in my recipes a lot. Before I switched diets, I used the regular sauce quite a bit and I understand its flavor profile well. When I decided to become vegan, I knew I wasn’t going to survive without this loveliest of sauces. The problem was, the vegan version of this stuff is ridiculously expensive. Especially for how often I used it.
I needed a solution and decided the simplest way to fix my pocket book woes was to learn to make it myself. Before I jumped in with both feet, I decided to read up on what is in vegan Worcestershire sauce. To my surprise, Worcestershire sauce, despite its long name, doesn’t have a complicated ingredient list.
And the best part?
All the ingredients I need are things I keep readily in my pantry. Bonus!
This recipe is so easy you can whip it up in 10 minutes (or less depending on how quickly the sauce comes to a boil). It can be canned and stored for months, or used immediately. It lasts for several weeks in the fridge. (mine never lasts more than a couple weeks. I seriously use it in everything)
Vegan food is often considered bland and uninteresting. This is usually preceded by some statement about how the person speaking couldn’t possibly go vegan because they need flavor in their food. (insert eyeroll here. Veganism isn’t for everyone and I don’t need an excuse for why you won’t make the switch. But if you do, please give me an actual reason, even if it’s just I like meat or cheese too much. At least that has some semblance to truth.)
With this sauce, you can flavor your food in the most delicious ways. (And I can feel less guilty about putting this ingredient in my future recipes.) It won’t’ break your pocket book and if you need, it can be made soy and gluten free. (Yes, you heard that right. Soy and Gluten Free!)
Give the recipe a go, and let me know what you think!
Vegan Worcestershire Sauce
Yield: about 8 fl. oz.
Cook time: 10 minutes
4 Tbsp molasses
4 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
4 Tbsp soy sauce (use coconut amino for GF or Soy Free)
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp Onion Powder
1 Tbsp garlic powder
8 Tbsp water
1 Tbsp cornstarch
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