Tuna Poke Bowl is a go-to summer meal for me! The sauce is amazing and there are so many ways to modify it to make it perfect just for you!
Tuna Poke Bowl 101
Tuna Poke Bowl is usually raw pieces of tuna cut into chunks and then marinated in a soy sauce/sesame oil sauce. It is usually served with sushi rice and wide variety of other ingredients such as avocado, edamame, carrots, celery, crab salad, jalapeño, etc.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
- Light: perfect for summer these bowls aren’t too heavy of meal, but they are still packed with protein to keep you full!
- Easy: other than making a bit of sushi rice there isn’t much cooking involved here – toss it in a bowl and you are done!
- Delicious: those flavors from the poke sauce with the rice, tuna and avocado – and then there is that pop of sweetness with the mango – so good!!
What is Usually in a Poke Bowl
- sushi grade ahi tuna: I have great luck finding sushi grade tuna at Whole Foods Market.
- mango: I absolutely LOVE adding mango to my poke bowls – that pop of flavor is so good!
- edamame: a little extra protein, this is a great addition to any poke bowl.
- avocado: it’s a must!
- cucumber: light and refreshing!
- cilantro: I know this isn’t for everyone, but if cilantro is your thing this is a perfect topping.
- sesame seeds: for a little fun garnish.
- other ideas: jalapeños, radishes, pickled onions, etc.! Get creative!
How to Make Tuna Poke
Step One: Make your sauce in a small bowl.
Step Two: take your sushi grade tuna and cut into bite-sized chunks.
Step Three: pour the sauce over the tuna and let marinate a bit.
Step Four: add everything into a bowl and enjoy!
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Tuna Poke Bowl – this tuna poke bowl recipe is packed with flavor, easy to make and always hits the spot! Making your own at home!
- 1/4 cup soy sauce (or tamari)
- 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1/8 teaspoon siracha
- 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger, grated
- 1/2 teaspoon lime juice
- 8oz sushi grade ahi tuna
- 2 cups cooked sushi rice (cook per package instructions)
- 1–2 mangoes, cubed
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 1 cup edamame, shelled
- 1/2 cup carrots, julienned
- 1 cup cucumber, sliced
- 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
- sesame seeds (optional – for garnish)
- Combine Sauce ingredients in a small bowl; whisk to combine and set aside.
- Slice tuna into cubes and place in a medium bowl. Pour Sauce over top and set aside while prepping the remaining ingredients.
- Divide rice, marinated tuna, mango, avocado, edamame, carrots, cucumber and cilantro between two bowls. Garnish with black sesame seeds, if desired.
- Raw Food: consume raw fish at your own risk.
- Sushi-Grade Tuna: I usually have good luck finding sushi-grade tuna at Whole Foods Market.
- Diced Mango: here is a great tutorial on how to cut mango!
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