Orange Lemon Vegan Sauce

A Tangy Topper To Spruce Up Any Dish

This Orange Lemon Vegan Sauce can be used in so many ways. It is so versatile and full of citrus flavor that you will be finding ways to incorporate it into your favorite desserts and meals. This is a must add to your repertoire of sauces that the whole family will love.

Why I Use Concentrated Organic Orange Juice

I found this recipe a long time ago in a turn of the century cookbook. I changed and modified it to my liking to make it vegan.

Instead of using regular fresh squeezed orange juice I used concentrated organic orange juice. I found that it gives the best flavor intensity. When using regular fresh squeezed orange juice I found that it was more of a mild taste. I like to taste my flavors so the concentrated orange juice works best in my recipes. Although, each to their own. See what works best for you. It’s all an option.

Why Fresh Is Best When Making Orange Lemon Vegan Sauce

The grated zest of a fresh organic orange is key to this sauce as well. It just helps pop the citrus flavor. Above all make sure the orange for zest and lemon juice are very fresh, this also adds to the vibrancy of taste. An old lemon can start to get flat in taste and extra sweet when over ripe.

What Sweetener To Use

The sweetener used can be to your preference of sweetener. I used coconut sugar, but I think agave would work just as well. If you are looking for more of a bright orange color the coconut sugar makes the sauce a little darker. Then I would use a light colored agave or monk fruit sweetener to brighten the color.

I use this sauce in many of my recipes on this website. Check out my Beet Salad With Vegan Feta, Orange Lemon Sauce, Cranberry And Honey Roasted Pecans, Cranberry Orange Vegan Muffins and Sticky Vegan Gingerbread Bars With Marmalade And Crystallized Ginger. They are all so tasty and robust in flavor. They are all perfect for making for the holidays. I hope you like this Orange Lemon Vegan Sauce and find many ways to use it. Enjoy!

More Recipes You May Like:

Vegan Lemon Loaf

Vegan Beer Cheese Dip

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Orange Lemon Vegan Sauce

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  • Author: Spicy Saucy Vegan
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stove Top/Hand Mix
  • Cuisine: American, Vegan
  • Diet: Vegan


This sauce has such a tang and a zip to it. It is bound to liven up most dishes and delicious add on to your recipes. Plus it is so easy and inexpensive to make. Can last up to two weeks in a sealed glass container. Enjoy!


Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup Organic Orange Juice Concentrate
  • 1/2 cup Cold Water
  • 1 Tbsp Cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 2 tsp Grated Fresh Orange Rind
  • 2 Tbsp Vegan Butter
  • 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Flavoring


  1. In a small bowl mix the cold water and cornstarch together. Mix until dissolved together. Pour into a medium sauce pan.
  2. Add all of the remaining ingredients and stir together with a wooden spoon under medium low heat. Stir until thickened. Remove from heat and pour into a glass container. Let cool completely  in the refrigerator before putting on salads.


  • Calories: 32

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