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kung pao drizzle sauce over asparagus

kung pao drizzle sauce

  • Author: Jackie Newgent
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


I’m a big, BIG fan of Kung Pao tempeh or tofu; so, I figured why not spread the love by making Kung Pao Drizzle Sauce to transform practically anything into a kung pao inspired dish. It’s really easy to make. And it’s got wow-worthy taste!


  • 3 tablespoons tart cherry juice or freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon tamari (soy sauce) or coconut aminos*
  • 2 teaspoons coconut nectar or date syrup
  • 2 teaspoons natural hoisin sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon natural Asian chili-garlic sauce or sriracha, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger root


  1. Whisk together all ingredients. Bring to a full boil in a small saucepan over high heat. Then reduce heat to medium and simmer until desired consistency, about 2 1/2 minutes. (Note: Sauce thickens slightly as it cools.)
  2. Drizzle onto/into anything you wish, such as grilled or roasted veggies, tofu, steamed rice, noodles, and vegetarian sandwiches.


*Use less tamari or a reduced-sodium tamari, if need to keep sodium in check.

To make grilled asparagus spears dish (like you see here), preheat a grill pan or grill over medium-high. Brush trimmed asparagus spears with avocado or sunflower oil. Grill as desired (timing varies). Transfer to a platter; drizzle with the Kung Pao Drizzle Sauce; sprinkle with chopped peanuts, orange zest, coconut flakes, and cilantro leaves.

  • Prep Time: 9 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Category: Sauce
  • Cuisine: Chinese


  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 90
  • Sugar: 10g
  • Sodium: 660mg
  • Fat: 3.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 14g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: sauce, kung pao, asian sauce, chinese sauce, plant-based sauce, vegan sauce, vegetarian sauce, drizzle sauce