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Vegan Onion Gravy

This onion gravy is a wonderful delicious addition to any vegetarian meal. Sometimes our vegetables or veggie burger are extra tasty with a little gravy.
Cuisine gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian
Keyword Gluten-free, gravy, onion gravy, onions, Vegan, vegetarian
Author Diana Herrington


  • 2 medium onions (yellow onions work best)
  • 1/4 cloves garlic
  • 2-4 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp marjoram
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 4 tsp arrowroot
  • 2-3 tsp Tamari
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • Black pepper


  • Peel and thinly slice onions into rounds.
  • Put the sesame oil into a frying pan.
  • Now, sauté the onions in the oil on medium-high heat until rich golden brown.
  • Finely chop the garlic. 
  • Add the garlic to the pan and sauté on medium-low heat for 2 minutes.
  • Now, add the marjoram, thyme, and balsamic vinegar.
  • Add 1 cup of water to the onion mixture, stir and simmer for a few minutes on low heat.
  • Mix the arrowroot into 1/2 cup water.
  • Stir the arrowroot mixture into the onion mixture continually.
  • Turn heat up to medium and continue to stir while the mixture boils for a few minutes.
  • It will become translucent with a creamy consistency of gravy.
  • You can add more water to create the desired consistency you like.
  • Add the tamari and Black pepper to taste.
  • Now time to enjoy your vegan onion gravy.


Onion Benefits:  Onions are so healthy we put them in the Superfood category.  Learn  All About Nutritious Onions and How Not to Get Teary
Arrowroot For Gluten-Free and Vegan Recipes - Arrowroot and kudzu are high-quality starches that will add amazing texture and taste to your gravy. They help thicken gravy and soups, make great sauces, and creamy puddings and desserts. They are much better than cornstarch which is not a healthy ingredient.  
Find out all of the other health benefits of the ingredients I used: Garlic, Sesame Oil, Arrowroot, Tamari.
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