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Vegan Worcestershire Sauce

Make this easy vegan Worcestershire sauce at home then add it to all your favorite recipes to add that meaty, salty, umami flavor to your plant-based dishes. This recipe is gluten-free as well, and still packs a delicious punch in every spoonful.
Course Sauce
Cuisine English
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 26kcal


  • 2 cups apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup tamari (substitute soy sauce if not gluten-free)
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper


  • Add all the ingredients to a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat slightly so the sauce comes to a simmer (low boil).
  • Continue simmering for 15 to 20 minutes, until the mixture is reduced by half.
  • Pour through a fine-mesh strainer into a lidded bowl. Set aside until the sauce comes to room temperature.
  • Cover and refrigerate. It will keep up to 3 months in the fridge. Add it to your favorite plant-based dishes to create a meaty flavor.


Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 26kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 408mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg