Vegetarian Teriyaki


Vegetarian Teriyaki

Savory and Sweet Veggie Teriyaki Delight

In the realm of vegetarian cuisine, this Vegetarian Teriyaki recipe brings the flavors of Japan to your plate. With its delightful combination of savory and sweet, this dish is a perfect choice for those seeking a meatless alternative to the traditional Japanese teriyaki.

Jan Dec

15 minutes

10 minutes

25 minutes

4 servings


Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Low-fat


Paleo, Keto, High-protein, Low-carb, Nut-free


The original teriyaki recipe typically includes meat, such as chicken or beef, which is marinated and then grilled or broiled. In this vegetarian adaptation, we replace the meat with a selection of hearty vegetables, creating a delicious and satisfying alternative. We alse have the original recipe for Teriyaki, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 250 kcal / 1046 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 8g, 1g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 38g, 18g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Salt: 3g


  1. 1.
    In a bowl, whisk together soy sauce, mirin, rice vinegar, water, brown sugar, minced garlic, and grated ginger until the sugar is dissolved. Set aside.
  2. 2.
    Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
  3. 3.
    Add sliced onion, bell peppers, broccoli, mushrooms, carrots, zucchini, and eggplant to the skillet. Stir-fry for 5-7 minutes, until the vegetables are tender-crisp.
  4. 4.
    Pour the teriyaki sauce over the vegetables and stir to coat evenly. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, until the sauce thickens slightly.
  5. 5.
    Remove from heat and sprinkle sesame seeds over the teriyaki vegetables.
  6. 6.
    Serve the Vegetarian Teriyaki over cooked rice.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Soy sauce — Opt for low-sodium soy sauce if you prefer to reduce the salt content.
  • Mirin — If you don't have mirin, you can substitute it with a combination of rice vinegar and a small amount of sugar.
  • Rice vinegar — Make sure to use rice vinegar instead of other types of vinegar for an authentic flavor.
  • Vegetables — Feel free to customize the vegetable selection based on your preferences and seasonal availability.
  • Sesame seeds — Toast the sesame seeds in a dry skillet over medium heat for a few minutes until golden brown for enhanced flavor.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a touch of heat, add a pinch of red pepper flakes or a drizzle of sriracha sauce to the teriyaki sauce.
  • Marinate the vegetables in the teriyaki sauce for 30 minutes before cooking for a more intense flavor.
  • If you prefer a thicker sauce, mix 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water and add it to the skillet during the last minute of cooking.

Serving advice

Serve the Vegetarian Teriyaki over a bed of steamed rice for a complete and satisfying meal. Garnish with fresh cilantro or green onions for added freshness and color.

Presentation advice

Arrange the colorful stir-fried vegetables on a platter, drizzle the teriyaki sauce over the top, and sprinkle with sesame seeds for an appealing presentation. Serve with a side of steamed rice.