Vegan Worcestershire Sauce

  • Makes 1 cup
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  • 6 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons tamari
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar or 1 teaspoon molasses
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard (any)
  • ¼ teaspoon granulated onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon granulated garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • light dash of cayenne pepper or chili powder
  • light dash of allspice or ground cloves
  • salt (optional)

Most commercial Worcestershire sauces contain anchovies, although there are a few vegetarian brands on the market. While nothing beats the ease of bottled sauce, this DIY recipe is allergen-free and very inexpensive to make. Worcestershire sauce is traditionally used as a condiment for meat, and consequently is a great marinade for veggie burgers and acts as a flavoring agent in many meat substitute recipes.

From Happy Herbivore Light & Lean


Whisk all ingredients together with ¼ cup of water until well combined.

Add salt if desired.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Chef’s note:

Soy sauce may be substituted for the tamari.

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Lindsay S. Nixon

Lindsay S. Nixon is the author of Happy Herbivore AbroadThe Happy Herbivore Cookbook, and Everyday Happy Herbivore. She creates quick-n-easy, no-fuss, low-fat recipes using wholesome everyday ingredients. Visit for recipes and updates from Lindsay.

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