How to Substitute Worcestershire Sauce for Soy Sauce

By Amber Hemmer

Finding healthy alternatives for ingredients can be difficult. It is often necessary to substitute ingredients due to allergies or specific diets. Soy sauce, for example, is not ideal for someone on a low-sodium diet or for someone who has allergies to soy. Using a Worcestershire-sauce mixture as a substitute helps keep the flavor needed for your dish, but avoids the drawbacks associated with using soy sauce. This Worcestershire-sauce mixture will make 1 cup of soy sauce substitute. So, if the recipe calls for 1/2 cup of soy sauce, use 1/2 cup of the Worcestershire-sauce substitute.


Step 1

Calculate the amount of Worcestershire sauce substitute you will need to make for your recipe. This mixture will create a cup of the soy-sauce substitute. Divide or multiply as needed for your recipe.

Step 2

Measure and add 12 tbsp. of Worcestershire sauce to a mixing bowl. Measure and add 4 tbsp. of lukewarm water to the mixing bowl.

Step 3

Mix the Worcestershire sauce and water thoroughly with the whisk. The Worcestershire sauce has a thicker consistency than soy sauce. The water will thin out the sauce when mixed well, achieving the correct consistency.

Step 4

Use the sauce as needed for your recipe. It can be used as a marinade, dipping sauce or cooked into any recipe.