How to make a delicious, healthy Ahi Poke Bowl!  Made with your choice of ahi tuna (or tofu!) Serve over brown rice with avocado, cucumber, radish, shredded cabbage, edamame, Furikake and flavorful Citrus Ponzu Dressing. Vegan and GF adaptable!Poke Recipe- made with ahi tuna (or TOFU!) served over brown rice or kelp noodles, with avocado, cucumber, radish and Citrus Ponzu Sauce! | www.feastingathome.com

Wondering what all the hubbub is surrounding Poke, the latest food trend?  Poke, if unfamiliar, is a marinated, raw fish salad, hailing from Hawaii, traditionally seasoned with soy sauce, sesame oil, seaweed and scallions. But what’s great about it is how creative you can get with it.

Place the ahi poke salad over a bed of brown rice – or go carb-free with zucchini noodles, seaweed salad or kelp noodles,  shredded cabbage, or cauliflower rice. Very customizable. Add your favorite veggies and flavorful ponzu dressing! So simple.

How to make an Ahi Poke Bowl! | Video

ALSO….you don’t even have to use fish, just sub tofu, keeping it totally vegan!

This Tofu Poke Bowl  is honestly just as good as the one with ahi tuna and it’s a very affordable alternative. Use extra-firm tofu, or purchase baked tofu.

Vegetarian Poke Bowl- made with TOFU! Served over brown rice or kelp noodles, with avocado, cucumber, radish and Citrus Ponzu Sauce! | www.feastingathome.com

Here below I’m making Ahi poke, cutting the ahi into small cubes. I used a frozen block of sushi grade tuna (AAA) because fresh tuna, in our area, is over-the-top expensive. But frozen ahi tuna is just fine.

Tofu is the least expensive option and is just as good in my opinion.

But if you have access to good fresh tuna, obviously it’s the BEST!

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You can really elevate Poke by using a good quality Shoyu Soy Sauce, or keep it simple and GF with Bragg’s Liquid Amino Acids. Regular old soy sauce works just fine too. 🙂

Be sure to use TOASTED sesame seeds and TOASTED sesame oil for the best flavor.

Poke Recipe - made with ahi tuna (or TOFU!) served over brown rice or kelp noodles, with avocado, cucumber, radish and Citrus Ponzu Sauce! | www.feastingathome.com

Assemble your bowls using what you already have. Here I’ve added cabbage, edamame, watermelon radish, avocado and cucumber.  Then make the easy Ponzu Sauce to spoon over top.

Healthy Poke Bowl- made with ahi tuna (or TOFU!) served over brown rice or kelp noodles, with avocado, cucumber, radish and Citrus Ponzu Sauce! | www.feastingathome.com

 Poke - made with ahi tuna (or TOFU!) served over brown rice or kelp noodles, with avocado, cucumber, radish and Citrus Ponzu Sauce! | www.feastingathome.com

This simple poke recipe is so easy! So delicious! So good for you!

Here below is the Vegan Poke Bowl made with Tofu! 

Vegan Poke Bowls made with TOFU! served over brown rice or kelp noodles, with avocado, cucumber, radish and Citrus Ponzu Sauce! | www.feastingathome.com #poke #pokerecipe #ahipoke #ahi #pokebowl #pokerecipes

HOW To make a POKE BOWL!

Pick a base for the bowl:

  • brown rice or try jade rice
  • kelp noodles or seaweed salad
  • zucchini noodles
  • kale, baby spinach or mixed greens
  • shredded cabbage, jicama or carrots

Pick a Protein:

  • ahi tuna
  • wild  salmon
  • albacore tuna
  • scallops or cooked shrimp
  • tofu

Pick “mix-ins”:

Pick Bowl Toppings:

THEN ASSEMBLE!

Healthy Poke Bowl- made with ahi tuna (or TOFU!) served over brown rice or kelp noodles, with avocado, cucumber, radish and Citrus Ponzu Sauce! | www.feastingathome.com

So you can either just make the simple poke, or you can create a whole healthy poke bowl, loaded up with veggies.

Healthy Poke Bowl- made with ahi tuna (or TOFU!) served over brown rice or kelp noodles, with avocado, cucumber, radish and Citrus Ponzu Sauce! | www.feastingathome.com

 Poke Recipe - made with ahi tuna served over brown rice or kelp noodles, with avocado, cucumber, radish and Citrus Ponzu Sauce! | www.feastingathome.com

I hope you enjoy this simple delicious poke recipe!

Get started this week… I promise…..you will love this!
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Poke Bowl- made with fish (or TOFU!) seasoned with sesame oil, over rice or keep noodles, surrounded with healthy veggies and citrus ponzu sauce! | www.feastingathome.com

How to Make a Poke Bowl! (Vegan Adaptable!)


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Poke Bowls – made with your choice of ahi tuna or TOFU! Served over brown rice, soba or kelp noodles, with avocado, cucumber, radish and Citrus Ponzu Sauce! Vegan and Grain-free Adaptable!


Ingredients

Scale

Optional BASE – 1-2 cups of your choice of:

  • cooked brown rice
  • soba noodles
  • kelp noodles or seaweed salad
  • cucumber or zucchini noodles
  •  baby spinach or mixed greens
  • Shredded cabbage and carrots

Marinated Ahi Poke Recipe: 

  • 8 ounces ahi tuna ( or extra firm or baked tofu), cut into ¾ inch cubes
  • 3 scallions, sliced thinly at a diagonal
  • ¼½ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced ( use a garlic press)
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger, or use ginger paste
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoon shoyu or soy sauce (or if GF Braggs Liquid amino, go lighter, it’s more salty)
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons honey or agave
  • 12 tablespoon hijiki seaweed (optional)
  • for spicy, add a teaspoon garlic chili paste, or chili flakes.

Optional BOWL TOPPINGS: avocado, sprouts, edamame, roe, grated carrots, grated beets, cucumber, fresh sliced, mango, radishes, crispy shallots, shredded cabbage, nori ( sliced thin), seaweed salad, pickled ginger, shiso leaves, furikake (Japanese sesame seaweed spice mix), kimchi, chili threads, Sriracha

QUICK PONZU SAUCE ( optional- make this if making the whole bowl) 


Instructions

  1. If cooking rice or noodles,start and cook according to directions on the stove.
  2. Cut fish (or tofu- blotting extra well first) into ½- ¾ inch cubes. Place in a bowl. Add scallions, garlic,  ginger and sesame seeds.
  3. Mix sesame oil, soy sauce and honey in a small bowl, then very gently mix with ahi to coat evenly. (If using tofu, you may need to add more soy and sesame oil -in equal portions- because tofu tends to soak the liquid up like a sponge.)
  4. Make the quick ponzu sauce, combining ingredients in a small bowl.
  5. Assemble bowls – Divide rice (or other base) among two bowls. Pile poke salad high in the center, and surround with your additional toppings (avocado, cucumber, radish, sprouts, etc)
  6. Spoon the fresh ponzu sauce over the veggies and sprinkle with sesame seeds and chili threads (or flakes).
  7. Serve with chop sticks and Sriracha.

Notes

You can simply just make the poke itself ( with either ahi or tofu) or create the whole Bowl, loaded up with veggies, rice and the ponzu sauce .

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2- bowls with 1 cup brown rice, 1 cup veggies, and ponzu sauce
  • Calories: 415
  • Sugar: 13.3 g
  • Sodium: 789.4 mg
  • Fat: 8.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 53.3 g
  • Fiber: 4.8 g
  • Protein: 30.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 33.2 mg

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Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

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  1. Made this last night and it was sooo delicious. My husband said it was better than our favorite Poke restaurant in town. Thank you Sylvia for another outstanding recipe:)

  2. You must be a food genius! This was absolutely divine! Enjoyed it over some lettuce and seaweed. So yummy!!!!

  3. I’m planning to make this and have lots of ponzu dressing left over from last night’s Zen Noodle bowls (delicious!). Good to use here? That ponzu has a large amount of toasted sesame oil which this one doesn’t.

  4. We love this recipe – can we please share it on our blog? We will of course mention where we sourced it from. x