I’ve recently started cutting down on my soy consumption for dietary reasons and have been searching for a soy-free alternative to soy sauce. There are so many options, but I think I’ve found a winner! And, here it is! This Soy-Free Soy Sauce from 40 Aprons tastes like the real deal. It’s Whole30 compliant, paleo, and gluten-free!
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This fake-out soy sauce is soy-free, Whole30 compliant, paleo, and gluten free! It’s salty and rich and tastes just like regular soy sauce. And it only takes a few minutes to make!
How to Make Soy-Free Soy Sauce:
This recipe is just ridiculously easy! There are only three ingredients in this soy-free soy sauce. And the magic ingredient here is sauerkraut juice! Yep! You heard me right!
- What you’ll need: 1/4 cup fish sauce, 2 tablespoons coconut aminos, and 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons plain, no-sugar added sauerkraut juice. (Don’t buy the Bavarian sauerkraut with caraway seeds!)
- Place all of the ingredients into a small mixing bowl and stir together. Pull out any stray cabbage pieces.
- Place in a mason jar or other lidded glass jar.
- Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
What is Coconut Aminos?
- Coconut Aminos is a soy-free seasoning sauce, a salty-sweet condiment with a buttery finish made from coconut palm tree sap. The sap is fermented and then blended with sea salt. I used Coconut Secret Coconut Aminos, which can be found in most grocery stores these days.
- Aside from being soy free and gluten free, coconut aminos is low GI and packed with minerals, vitamin C, and B vitamins.
- Coconut aminos has 73 percent less sodium than soy sauce. And for people with allergies or food sensitivities, it’s a soy- and gluten-free way to add a hit of umami to dishes.
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You’re going to want this Soy-Free Soy Sauce on everything! It’s perfect in stir-fry dishes, on top of rice, on top of seafood, chicken, and almost any protein!
TIPS & TRICKS:
- Even if you’re not cutting out soy, you’ll want to try this healthy alternative to soy sauce. It’s got such depth of flavor and is the perfect condiment for your Asian dishes!
- The coconut aminos already have a little sweetness, so make sure to buy sauerkraut with no sugar! Also, do not buy Bavarian sauerkraut because it has caraway seeds. Then you’ll have to be picking those out of the liquid. Not fun!
- If you want more saltiness, then add more fish sauce. But don’t go overboard (unless you like super-salty things!).
- You can store the soy-free soy sauce in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. It goes a long way!
WANT MORE? If you like this recipe, you’re going to love my Nuoc Cham Dipping Sauce, a staple at most Vietnamese tables. This sauce compliments so many Asian dishes and we’ve prepared our own version of this versatile sauce.
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