Sushi lovers – Are you In search of some tasty sushi sauces? I’ve got you covered with this handy guide. With 15+ sushi sauce recipes to try.
The BEST Sauces for Sushi
While most of these sauces are not authentic, and I wouldn’t drizzle them over the best of sushi prepared by skilled sushi chefs, they can elevate some homemade sushi bowls or even grocery store sushi, or, just a bowl of sushi rice.
These are some of my favorite sauces to serve with sushi:
- California Rolls + Wasabi
- Spicy Sushi Rolls + Sriracha Mayo
- Crispy Rice Sushi + Creamy Sriracha
- Poke + Ponzu Sauce
Keep reading to discover a sauce that you love. Then pair it with a couple sushi side dishes, a perfect sushi wine pairing, and you’re guaranteed an amazing dinner!
Sauces to Elevate Your Sushi Night
Here are 15 delicious sushi sauce recipes to try out:
The most popular option is to make a spicy dipping sauce with a bit of wasabi thinned out with some soy sauce until it reaches your desired heat level. You can use regular soy sauce, gluten-free soy sauce (tamari), or low sodium soy sauce.
Sweet Soy Sauce (Kecap Manis)
Unagi Sauce (Homemade Eel Sauce)
A blend of jalapenos, chiles, and other spices and ingredients. It is also commonly referred to as the “rooster sauce” because of the rooster logo.
Spicy Mayo Sauce
Dumpling Dipping Sauce
Peruvian Green Sauce
Homemade Sushi Recipes
- Shrimp Sushi Bowls
- Poke Bowls
- Salmon Sushi Bowls
- Vegetarian Sushi
- Crispy Rice Sushi Bites
- Rice Cooker Sushi Rice
More Sauce Recipes
Did you try any of these sushi sauces?
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And, be sure to check out these 15+ Sides for Sushi.
15+ AMAZING Sauces for Sushi
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- 1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (or to taste)
- 1 Tablespoon chili oil
- 1 Tablespoon green onions (thinly sliced)
- 1 clove garlic (grated or minced)
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger (grated or minced)
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- Whisk together all of the ingredients in a small bowl and enjoy.