Isn’t it great when something as simple as a sauce can transport you straight to flavor town? That’s exactly what happens with this Pineapple Teriyaki Sauce. It’s a tropical twist on the classic teriyaki, marrying the tangy zing of pineapple with the deep, savory notes of soy sauce. This sauce is like a little Hawaiian holiday in a jar, perfect for brightening up your usual weeknight dinners. And the best part? You just shake it up in a mason jar – no cooking required. Talk about easy!


Why This Pineapple Teriyaki Sauce Rocks

  1. All About Balance: This sauce nails the sweet-savory balance. The pineapple brings a natural sweetness and tang, while the soy sauce adds that umami depth. It’s like a dance of flavors in your mouth where everyone gets along perfectly.

  2. Versatility is Key: Drizzle it over grilled chicken, stir it into a stir-fry, or use it as a dipping sauce for your spring rolls. This Pineapple Teriyaki Sauce is the versatile friend who gets along with everybody and every meal.

  3. Incredibly Easy to Make: No need to simmer or reduce; just a simple shake in a mason jar and voilà! You’ve got yourself a homemade sauce that’s fresher than anything you’d pick up at the store. Plus, you get to control the sweetness and saltiness to your taste. Customization has never been this easy or tasty.


Teriyaki sauce in a glass jar with sesame seeds

Harmony in a Jar: The Magic of These Ingredients Together

There’s something special about the ingredients in this Pineapple Teriyaki Sauce – they come together to create a symphony of flavors that’s hard to resist:

  1. Crushed Pineapple: The star of the show, pineapple brings a bright, tropical sweetness and a touch of acidity that makes the sauce pop. It’s like a burst of sunshine that livens up the dish.

  2. Soy Sauce: This is the backbone of the sauce, offering a deep, umami flavor that grounds the sweetness of the pineapple. It’s like the bass in a band, providing that essential rhythm.

  3. Vinegar and Ginger: These two are the zing and zest in the mix. The vinegar adds a subtle tartness, cutting through the richness, while the fresh ginger brings a peppery, spicy warmth that wakes up your palate.

  4. Garlic and Sesame Seeds: Garlic adds a pungent depth, pairing wonderfully with the tangy pineapple, while the sesame seeds offer a nutty crunch, adding texture and toasty flavors to the sauce.


Teriyaki sauce over leftover chicken and rice.

Transforming Leftovers with Pineapple Teriyaki Sauce

This Pineapple Teriyaki Sauce is not just great for fresh cooking; it’s a game-changer for leftovers. Here’s how it can breathe new life into them:

  • Revamp Roasted Chicken: Shred yesterday’s roasted chicken, toss it with this sauce, and serve over rice or in lettuce wraps for a quick, flavorful meal.

  • Stir-Fry Magic: Mix it into a veggie stir-fry with whatever’s in your fridge. It’s perfect for giving those slightly wilted veggies a delicious second act.

  • Reinvented Tacos: Use it as a topping for taco night. It adds a sweet and savory twist that complements beef or fish tacos beautifully.

  • Upgrade Your Sandwich: Spread it on a sandwich or burger for an instant flavor boost. It’s particularly great with grilled chicken or a veggie patty.

  • Salad Dressing: Thin it out with a bit of olive oil and use it as a dressing for a tropical-themed salad. It pairs wonderfully with mixed greens, nuts, and some fresh fruit.

The possibilities are endless! With this sauce in your culinary arsenal, leftovers will feel less like an afterthought and more like an opportunity for creativity.

Pineapple Teriyaki Sauce Recipe

Shake up ingredients in a mason jar.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Course sauces
Cuisine Asian
Servings 8 people
Calories 6 kcal


  • 1 8 oz can crushed pineapple
  • 3 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger use microplane grater
  • 1 garlic clove finely minced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds


  • Add all ingredients to a mason jar. Secure with lid. Shake.
  • Give it a taste…do you want it a little sweeter? (add a tablespoon of honey)
    Is it too salty (add 1 tablespoon of water)


Calories: 6kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSodium: 267mgPotassium: 14mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin C: 1mgIron: 1mg
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