Recipes » Sauces » Date and Soy Stir-Fry Sauce
T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies

Adapted from The China Study Quick and Easy Cookbook by Chef Del (BenBella Books, 2015).


  • ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce or tamari, or to taste
  • 1½ cups low-sodium vegetable stock
  • ¼ cup pitted Medjool dates, or to taste
  • 1 Tbsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1 Tbsp fresh grated garlic
  • 1 Tbsp arrowroot powder whisked with 2 Tbsp cold water


  • 1. Combine everything but the arrowroot powder in a saucepan and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes or until the dates are softened.
  • 2. Add the arrowroot powder mixture and cook until the sauce thickens, about 30 seconds.
  • 3. Transfer the sauce to a blender and purée until smooth.
  • 4. Store refrigerated for up to 10 days.

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