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Paleo Worcestershire Sauce – Soy Free and Gluten Free

This Paleo Worcestershire Sauce is a healthy twist on the traditional pantry staple and is really simple to make. It makes a nice addition to my cooking tips 101 page! 

Worcestershire Sauce is an ingredient that is called for in many recipes, but it is based on soy, as well sugar molasses, plus a quite a bit of salt.  This Paleo Worcestershire Sauce is easy to make and is both soy free and gluten free. It's ready in less than five minutes and tastes great too.

I enjoy making healthier substitutes for foods that won’t fit into my current diet, while still leaving the taste.  I also recently made a Paleo Barbecue Sauce that is a great substitute for the retail versions that I can’t use.

This homemade sauce uses three Paleo friendly ingredients: fish sauce for some umami to give the sauce richness, coconut aminos instead of soy sauce and coconut sugar for the sweetness that it needs. All of the other ingredients are commonly found in the spice rack or produce section of the grocery store.ingredients for Paleo Worcestershire Sauce

Making the Paleo Worcestershire Sauce

The process really doesn’t need photos.  I mean, how hard it is to boil a mixture and pour it into a bottle?  But here we go anyway.

Assemble everything together in a large jar with a lid. I used a mason jar mug and it worked ingredients in a jar

Give the jar a good shake so that all the spices get incorporated in the liquids.Shake the jar well

Place the mixture into a sauce pan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil and cook for a minute. Cook the sauce

That’s all there is to it! How easy is that?  Pour the mixture into an air tight container and store it in the fridge. This mini mason jar was the right size to hold about a cup of the Paleo Worcestershire Sauce.Finished sauce

Home made Paleo Worcestershire Sauce is especially good in beef recipes.  Make some today!Paleo Worcestershire Sauce

NOTE: I felt that this sauce was a pretty good representation of Worcestershire sauce.  I didn’t have any Tamarind paste on hand today and normally Worcestershire Sauce does have a tamarind flavor..  If you do have it 1 tbsp of tamarind paste would give that extra tartness to the mixture.

Yield: 1 cup

Paleo Worcestershire Sauce - Soy Free & Gluten Free

Paleo Worcestershire Sauce - Soy Free & Gluten Free
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 2 minutes


  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1/4 tsp each of these spices: ground ginger, mustard powder, onion powder, garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • a pinch of cracked black pepper.
  • Note: If you have it on hand 1 tbsp of tamarind paste is a good addition


  • Place everything in a jar with a tight fitting lid. Shake well to combine the spices with the liquids.
  • Put all of the ingredients in a small pot on the stove over medium high heat. Bring to a boil and cook for a minute.
  • Pour the mixture into an air tight container and store in the fridge.
  • The mixture will last at least as long as the oldest date on your ingredients. Check to see when the coconut aminos or fish sauce expires. There is really nothing to go wrong in the sauce.
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    Saturday 19th of November 2022

    Why do you say that Worcestershire sauce has soy in it? Lea & Perrins seems to not have any soy ingredients.


    Monday 21st of November 2022

    Thank you for the comment. I should have worded it that Worcestershire sauce is derived from soy, not contains it. It also contains sugar and molasses, which is not allowed on Paleo. The purpose of the recipe is to make it acceptable on a paleo diet. I have updated the post.

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