Homemade Ponzu Sauce

"A decent substitution for the real thing."
photo by Baby Kato photo by Baby Kato
photo by Baby Kato
photo by Jubes photo by Jubes
photo by Baby Kato photo by Baby Kato
Ready In:
1 cup




  • Whisk together juice, vinegar, soy sauce, mirin and brown sugar. Let sit at least 1 hour to marry flavors. Store covered and refrigerated for up to 3 days.

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  1. Susie D
    I made this to use in the "Dining on a Dollar -Spring 2013" Contest. I found it to be a very nice substitute for the bottled and I liked knowing exactly what it contained. Thank you for sharing the recipe! :-)
  2. Starrynews
    Since I eat gluten free, I can't buy prepackaged Ponzu sauce, so this was much appreciated! I used gluten free reduced sodium tamari and was able to enjoy this wonderful citrus sauce. Thanks for sharing!
  3. gemini08
    I made this today because I needed Ponzu Sauce for the "Dining on a Dollar" contest and I have to say, this stuff is fabulous! No need to ever go and buy it when it is so easy to make and so authentic tasting! Thank for posting, gailann!
  4. Jubes
    Thanks for posting this recipe- I'm planning on joining the "Dining on a Dollar -Srping 2013"Contest and lime ponzu is one of the ingredients that can be used. I haven't been able to find this sauce in any of our stores. Great to be able to use a home-made version and taste to see what it is like. Now, even if I dont submit a recipe, I can still try some of the recipes submitted by others. I used gluten-free soy to make this sauce suitable. Photo also being posted
  5. threeovens
    This is far superior to "the real thing," if by that you mean bottled. This recipe is far fresher and tastier. I made this with cider vinegar and turbinado sugar.


  1. Brittany B.
    I used OJ too instead of lemon or lime and subbed seasoned rice vinegar for both the mirin and plain rice vinegar and used honey instead of sugar


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