Barb Hodgens
Barb Hodgens

Barb Hodgens loves to cook with alternative, healthy whole food ingredients, with a focus on gut health. Barb has overcome her own gut health issues through healthy eating. Share your ideas, comments and photos at the end of this post :)

homemade hoisin sauce

Authentic tasting and delicious!

Forget the store-bought stuff and make this healthier homemade Hoisin sauce.  As complex and unique as many Asian sauces may taste, this one literally takes only minutes to prepare and if you love cooking Asian food you’ll probably have all the ingredients ready to go in your pantry. With the Vibe Blender System, the sauce becomes smooth, thick and glossy in seconds. Best of all, it’s completely free from flavour enhancers and preservatives, it's also vegan and paleo.

Hoisin is a centuries-old Chinese barbecue sauce that traditionally includes fermented black bean paste. This ingredient, however, is hard to find and is rarely gluten free. Our homemade version uses a combination of peanut butter and tamari sauce (or coconut aminos) to replicate the umami black bean flavour. You'll get a thick sauce, with a strong, robust, salty-sweet taste that is just as authentic.

homemade Hoisin sauce

Traditionally, Hoisin is used as a dipping sauce for meats or spread on buns filled with pork or duck, but there are actually no limits to its uses. We used it as a dipping sauce for fresh Vietnamese springs rolls – it tastes incredible with Vietnamese mint by the way! It’s also a wonderful marinade or glaze for meats or sauce for a stir fry. It’s likely to become one of your favourite instant homemade sauces. 

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Homemade Hoisin sauce recipe

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