Pineapple Teriyaki Sauce | Paleo, Whole30

I have SO many recipes written on a list in my "Notes" app, called "Ideas to Paleo-fy".  I swear the list is never-ending.  

This sauce has been one of those on the list that I knew just how I would make, & just how great it would taste... but for some reason I kept putting it off.

Now that it's here, and it's real, all I can think is:  "Why did I wait this long!?"  

This sauce is SO easy to make.  I literally pulse the ingredients in a blender then heat it up.  It doesn't get much simpler than that.

And the flavor.... is out of this world!  It's sweet with a light heat, and is PERFECT on my Crispy Oven Fried Chicken.  It would also taste amazing over shrimp, in an Asian stir-fry, or on some blackened salmon!

Let me know if you give this a try.  I think you will love it!  Did I mention that it's sweetener-free, Paleo, and Whole30 compliant? 


  • 1 cup pineapple, chopped*
  • 1/3 cup coconut aminos
  • 1/2 tsp dried ginger*
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 to 3 tsp arrowroot starch/flour 
  • dash of red pepper flakes


  • blender or food processor
  • small saucepan

  1. Pulse all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth (I left mine with a few pieces of pineapple).  Start with 1 tsp of arrowroot, adding more and pulsing again until you reach the level of thickness you like*.
  2. Pour the sauce into a small saucepan, and simmer until warm.
  3. Serve over shrimp, crispy chicken, or in a stir fry!


  • Use fresh or frozen pineapple (just thaw it first).  You could also substitute 8 oz of canned crushed pineapple.
  • Try substituting 1 tsp of fresh grated ginger for the dried ginger for extra flavor.
  • I used 3 tsp of arrowroot starch, which gave me a thick almost glaze-like consistency.  Start with less and add more as you go to see what you prefer!

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PaleoOnTheRocks said...

Just made this for some teriyaki turkey lettuce wraps tonight, using pineapple juice (since that's all I had) 2 teaspoons of arrowroot powder, this stuff is DYNAMITE! Excellent recipe :-)

Anonymous said...

I just tried this and am in LOVE! So good, and easy! I'm wondering if you've ever frozen it? I'd like to make a big batch and freeze in small portions. Thanks for the great recipe!!!