Homemade Hoisin Sauce

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Hoisin sauce is savory, delicious, and the perfect seasoning for countless dishes. But finding a variety free of preservatives, coloring agents, and MSG might seem like an impossible treasure hunt. Save yourself the hassle of scoping out your grocery store for the perfect guilt-free sauce and whip up your own with this Homemade Hoisin Sauce recipe! Tasty and bursting with nutrients, this delicious sauce puts store-bought products to shame.

Wholesome ingredients like peanut butter and raw honey add a hint of sweetness while contributing to the sauce’s thick, creamy texture. Rice vinegar and soy sauce give the recipe a tangy kick that’s guaranteed to stimulate those taste buds!

With countless dressings and marinades lining the aisles of your grocery store, it’s all too easy to surrender to processed options. However, they’re packed with chemicals and ingredients you can barely pronounce. This recipe calls for 100% clean ingredients so you can feel good about what you consume while dressing your dishes with an uber-savory sauce.

Homemade Hoisin Sauce

Homemade Hoisin Sauce

Yields: 12 servings | Serving Size: 1 tablespoon | Calories: 47 | Total Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 241mg | Carbohydrates: 4g | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 3g | Protein: 2g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 2


  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 5 tablespoons lite soy sauce, optional tamari
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese 5-spice powder
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons creamy natural peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey, raw preferred
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced


  1. Mix vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, and Chinese 5-spice powder with 3 tablespoons water and set aside.
  2. In a separate small bowl, stir together honey and peanut butter.
  3. Pour sesame oil into a small saucepan over medium-low heat.
  4. Once hot, add garlic.
  5. Cook for about one minute, just until golden and fragrant.
  6. Add vinegar-soy mixture and whisk.
  7. Whisk in peanut butter-honey mixture and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes, or until the sauce is fully combined and slightly thick. Remove from heat.
  8. Cool uncovered, then refrigerate or serve right away.
  9. Sauce will be good in the fridge for up to a week.
  10. Enjoy!

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