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Soy-Free Soy Sauce Recipe

Author Sharon Wong


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon Better Than Bouillon Organic Reduced Sodium Beef Base
  • 1 tablespoon Grandma's Original Molasses Unsulphured
  • 1 tablespoon Eden organic apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic granulated powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger powder Spicely
  • a pinch of black pepper or 1 turn of a black pepper grinder
  • 1 to 1.5 teaspoon salt adjust to taste


  1. Combine water, beef base, molasses, apple cider vinegar, garlic, ginger, and black pepper in a small pot, bring to a boil, and boil on medium heat for 15 minutes.
  2. Continue to boil and check frequently until the amount is about 1/4 cup (another 5 minutes or so).
  3. Remove from heat, add salt (adjusting amount according to taste and dietary needs), and stir to dissolve.
  4. Transfer to a glass container and refrigerate up to one week.

Recipe Notes

Cooking tip: before starting, pour 1/4 cup of water into your pan so you can easily estimate how much is 1/4 cup and know when your reduction is ready. You can also double this recipe if you need more than 1/4 cup of soy-free soy sauce.