When my family went vegetarian in the 1980’s, my sister had to say goodbye to her favorite condiment, Worcestershire sauce. Sadly, it traditionally has anchovies in it, so that was that. Years later, The Wizard’s Organic Vegan Worcestershire Sauce would come out. And while it was a bit costly, it did the job. These days, some brands can still be pricey, and it isn’t always easy to find at the store. So, I developed this very easy homemade vegan Worcestershire sauce recipe. It takes less than 5 minutes, and bam, you’ve got it ready to go!
This recipe makes ~⅓ cup. Whisk together right before using, because the spices may settle to the bottom. If you don’t like seeing the spices in the sauce, run the sauce through a high speed blender, like a Vitamix or Ninja.
I usually throw this together right when I need it for a recipe. If I have any leftovers, I store them in a sealed container in the refrigerator. Within a few days of making it, I use it up entirely. Use your best judgement with any leftovers.
Enjoy this homemade vegan Worcestershire sauce as a condiment, in mushroom dishes, to marinate seitan for a vegan steak sandwich, in vegan stroganoff, in vegan loose lentil meat sandwiches or to marinate tempeh for skewers on the grill. Or, next time a recipe calls for it, and you’re like, “I don’t have that”…well, in 5 minutes, you will! 😊
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Vegan Worcestershire Sauce
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp molasses
1 Tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce (OR gluten free tamari)
½ tsp ground allspice
½ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp ground cloves
¼ tsp ginger powder
¼ tsp dijon mustard
Salt, to taste
- 1. Add everything listed in the vegan Worcestershire sauce recipe to a bowl, and mix together with a whisk. Taste, and adjust seasonings (more salt?). Stir right before using.
6 responses to “Vegan Worcestershire Sauce”
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Thank you for this! Tasted it side by side and it’s pretty spot on. Love that you used ACV instead of white vinegar.
You are so welcome! Thank you!
Thanks for this recipe, it looks great and I love Worcestershire sauce! Just curious is there a replacement for molasses I can use b/c it is difficult to find here w/o spending an arm & leg on shipping
You’re so welcome! Brown sugar (which is just sugar + molasses) or maybe regular table sugar? Start with 1.5 Tbsp, taste it, and then, decide if it needs more. It would need to dissolve, but I think it could work ok.
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