8 Easy Vegan Stir Fry Sauce Recipes

If you’re looking for easy yet delicious vegan stir fry sauce recipes that will take your dish from ‘meh’ to wow, you’ve clicked the right article!

A steaming hot bowl of stir-fried, flavorful, and nutrition-rich vegetables is a quick fix for every dish that actually benefits your body. With that being said, let’s learn how to make some easy peasy vegan stir fry sauces and step up your cooking game.

8 Easy Vegan Stir Fry Sauce Recipes

Everyone loves a delicious stir fry sauce. However, not everyone knows how to make one properly. Some sauces work better with fresh veggies while others can be cooked with the veggies or separately ahead of time, then stirred through.

Stir fry sauces take minutes to make and will take your meal to the next level. Below, I will share 8 easy vegan stir fry recipes that will wow everyone at lunch or dinner!

Flavorful Ginger Garlic Sauce Recipe

If you’re looking for a stir fry recipe that packs a lot of flavors and goes well with almost anything, look no further than this garlicky sauce with ginger and a few other easily available ingredients.


  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 minced clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon agave or maple syrup


Just whisk everything together and serve hot as a stir fry sauce!

Citrusy Lemon Tahini Sauce Recipe

I’ve actually discovered this sauce when I lacked chickpeas for hummus. I’ve mixed some water, tahini, a clove of garlic, and salt and pepper, and I was amazed by the end result. The next time, I added a few other ingredients and got even better results.


  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder or minced fresh garlic
  • 1 tablespoon agave or maple syrup


Just whisk everything together and voila! This sauce works amazingly with greens such as broccoli and bok choy. Note: You can add more lemon juice or water if required.

Spicy Sesame Sauce Recipe

If you’re a fan of spicy sauces, then this spicy sesame sauce makes a great option for you. It’s made with a few simple ingredients and will make almost any dish more flavorful.


  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons maple or agave syrup or brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil


Blend all the ingredients together and serve as a classic stir fry sauce with your favorite veggies, noodles, tofu, or rice.

Sweet Ginger Sauce Recipe

The maple syrup, garlic, and ginger will make for a lovely piquant stir-fry sauce. The best part? It’s a very versatile sauce that goes well with any tofu and veggie dish.


  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 2 tablespoons maple or agave syrup
  • 4 tablespoons liquid aminos or soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 3-4 cloves of finely minced garlic


Still all the ingredients together and set aside.

Cook your tofu and veggies and mix everything with your new favorite stir fry sauce while still cooking your ingredients. Let your ingredients cook in the sauce for a couple more minutes and enjoy!

Spicy Ginger Coconut Sauce Recipe

This creamy stir fry sauce packs a punch in the spice department. And if you can take the heat, I suggest that you try it with tender roasted brussels sprouts or some other roasted veggies of your choice.


  • 1 teaspoon lime juice or rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar or agave nectar
  • 1-2 teaspoons hot sauce or chili garlic sauce
  • 1 ½ teaspoon fresh grated ginger (you can also use ¾ teaspoon of powdered ginger)
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce or tamari
  • ½ cup light coconut milk


Stir all the ingredients together and set aside. Then, cook your brussels sprouts in some coconut oil and sea salt. Finally, toss your brussels sprouts in your spicy coconut ginger sauce, and voila!

Vegan BBQ Sauce 5- Minute Recipe

You will need only 5 minutes to make your own Vegan BBQ Sauce. It will be smoky, a bit sweet, but plain delicious. It is 100% vegan and gluten-free contrary to many store-bought condiment brands. 

This delish vegan BBQ sauce is done in 5 minutes and goes amazingly with stir fried veggies served over cubed crispy potatoes. It’s smoky, slightly sweet, very addictive, and very hot!


  • Thick tomato sauce
  • Molasses for that smoky flavor
  • Maple syrup for sweetness
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • Soy sauce or tamari
  • Spices (smoked paprika powder, garlic powder, onion powder, hot chili powder, and liquid smoke)


You know the drill. Just mix everything together and you’re done! If your sauce isn’t thick enough, either add more tomato paste or simmer it on a stovetop with some starch.

Enjoy your spicy plant-based BBQ sauce with vegan sausages, veggie balls, vegan meatballs, plant-based burger patties, french fries, sweet potatoes, cauliflower, etc.

Creamy Peanut Butter Sauce Recipe

You can never have too many vegan stir fry sauce recipes. So, this creamy peanut sauce recipe is always welcome. Add it to your personal cookbook and enjoy a sweet, earthy, and no-cook sauce with a bowl of noodles or rice.


  • 3 tablespoons agave or maple syrup
  • ¼ cup nut butter (tahini, peanut butter, sunflower butter, or almond butter)
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice


Simply whisk together all ingredients. Add one more tablespoon of water or lime juice if required. Enjoy this sweet and creamy sauce with rice or noodle bowls. Or dip your rice paper rolls in it!

Vegan Teriyaki Sauce 5-Minute Recipe

You can never go wrong with a teriyaki sauce.

It’s a slightly sweet, umami-driven sauce from Japan that’s rich and delicious. However, if you add toasted sesame oil, you will get a deep, smokey, and out-of-this-world flavor.

It’s quick and easy to make, so why not?


  • ½ cup vegetable broth
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ½ cup low sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 ½ tablespoon cornstarch & 2 tablespoons water
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)


Mix the cornstarch and water together and set aside. Add the rest of the ingredients to a small pot and bring to a boil over low heat. Add the cornstarch mixture and let everything simmer until thick.

Clumps might appear, so whisk occasionally. Serve your new favorite vegan Teriyaki sauce with salmon, chickpeas, tofu, or your favorite veggies! You can store your sauce in the fridge for about 7 days.

Last Tips For Stir Fry Sauce Enthusiasts!

If you have most of the ingredients mentioned in today’s recipes, you can try your hand at making a new unique stir fry sauce.

Just choose a few, blend them all in a jar, shake it hard, and make your own vegan stir fry sauce! Always start with a sweet or salty base and work your way up!

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