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Stir fry sauce is one of those sauces that you might not think about too much, but when people ask for a recipe, they always seem to want it. It's easy to make and can be used in so many different ways.

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How to make stir fry sauce healthy

This Healthy Stir Fry Sauce is delicious! It’s loaded with flavour and so simple to make! Whip up a batch in advance for easy weeknight dinners! {paleo, gluten-free and vegan-friendly}

Healthy Stir Fry Sauce

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I’ve been trying to find a good stir fry sauce for years now. One that’s super flavourful, easy to whip together and can be made in advance for those busy weeks.

There are a ton of recipes out there, but I’ve never really found one that I love.

We’ve been working on perfecting our stir fry sauce recipe and I’m pretty sure that the other week, we finally nailed it.

It was so full of flavour and pairs well with so many different vegetables and protein sources!

Read on to learn more about what goes into make the perfect healthy stir fry sauce.

Healthy Stir Fry Sauce

Easy Stir Fry Sauce Ingredients

The ingredients list is fairly simple and doesn’t require any fancy items.

Aren’t those the best types of recipes?

Here are the ingredients that we used for our stir fry sauce:

  • Soy sauce (see below for alternatives)
  • Broth
  • Toasted sesame oil
  • Rice vinegar
  • Honey
  • Natural peanut butter
  • Fresh garlic
  • Fresh ginger
  • Cornstarch (or arrowroot starch)
  • Red pepper flakes

Healthy Stir Fry Sauce

How to Make Homemade Stir Fry Sauce

This stir fry sauce can be whipped together in a matter of minutes. You can use it immediately or save it for later!

In a mason jar or medium-sized bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients for the sauce until well combined.

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You can also toss all of the ingredients into a mini blender, like the Ninja (that’s what we use), to ensure that the sauce is smooth and blended.

You can either store the sauce in the fridge for later use or add desired amount of sauce to your stir fry.

Pro tip: One thing to keep in mind is that it’s important that you allow the stir fry to cook in the sauce for at least 2-3 minutes to allow the sauce to thicken slightly.

You need a few minutes to allow that cornstarch (or arrowroot) to do its thing!

Healthy Stir Fry Sauce

What vegetables work well with this Asian Stir Fry Sauce?

You can really use any vegetable that you’re feeling, but some of my favourites are:

  • Broccoli
  • Sugar snap peas
  • Snow peas
  • Sliced peppers
  • Shredded cabbage
  • Sliced mushrooms
  • Bean sprouts
  • Thinly sliced carrot

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Which Protein Sources would pair well with this Healthy Stir Fry Sauce?

Similar to the vegetables, this sauce is super versatile and goes well with lots of different protein sources, including:

  • Chicken
  • Shrimp
  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Tofu
  • Chickpeas
  • Cashews

How long does this Asian Stir Fry Sauce keep in the Fridge?

You can keep this sauce in the fridge for up to a week.

Just be sure to give it a good shake or stir before pouring it in with your stir fry as the ingredients will settle to the bottom. You want to make sure that all of the ingredients are evenly distributed throughout the sauce.

Healthy Stir Fry Sauce

What can you use instead of soy sauce in stir fry?

I totally get it. Not everyone loves soy sauce. Sometimes I like using other substitutes too!

If you’re looking for alternative options, you can sub in tamari sauce or Bragg’s liquid aminos. Both provide a similar taste, while also being a gluten-free option.

Other Ingredient Substitutions

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One thing that I love about this sauce is that you can switch out the ingredients to make it compliant with any dietary restrictions!

Healthy Stir Fry Sauce

Instead of natural peanut butter:

Try almond butter, cashew butter or sun butter to make it nut-free!

Instead of chicken broth:

Use beef broth or vegetable broth to make it vegan.

Instead of honey:

Sub in maple syrup or agave nectar to make it vegan.

Instead of cornstarch:

Try arrowroot starch or tapioca starch as a thickener.

Don’t have rice vinegar?

Try rice wine vinegar or regular vinegar instead.

Don’t have fresh garlic or ginger?

Try subbing in dried ginger or garlic powder or ginger or garlic paste instead.

Healthy Stir Fry Sauce

So many ways to make this stir fry sauce happen!

What are you waiting for? 😉

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