Ahi Tuna poke bowls are a traditional Hawaiian salad of raw tuna which has been marinated in soy sauce, sesame oil, and onions. For a full meal, serve it over cooled sushi rice with your favorite accompaniments.
1/4cupSoy sauceLow sodium. For gluten-free, select a GF soy sauce like coconut aminos or GF Tamari Sauce.
1/2tablespoonGround fresh chili paste, sweet or hot
3Green Onions (scallions)
2clovesGarlic, smashed and finely chopped
1/2inchGinger root, fresh. peeled and minced
For the Ahi Poke Salad:
1poundAhi tuna, Sushi-grade - see selection guide
2cupsSushi rice, cooked according to package directions (optional - omit if using salad greens as base)
Optional Mix-In Ingredients:
Salad greensif not using sushi rice
Seaweed SaladOmit for GF, contains wheat.
Sweet Soy Sauce
Sesame seedsblack and/or white. Toasted.
Crispy Fried onionsGF variety for GF
Wonton StripsGF variety for GF
Crushed Cashews or PeanutsOmit for nut-free.
Tempura FlakesOmit for GF
PREPARE THE TUNA: Dice the tuna into 1/2-inch cubes. Set aside. In a large bowl, combine the soy sauce, chili paste, sesame oil, green onions, garlic, and ginger. Add the tuna into the bowl and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes to allow the flavors to combine.
BUILD THE BOWL:Add sushi rice or mixed salad greens onto the bottom of the bowl. Working your way around the edge of the bowl, add in the desired mix-in ingredients.Top with your favorite sauce(s).Garnish with your favorite crunchy toppings.
Leftover Poke Tuna may be refrigerated in an air-tight container for two days.
Variations and other Poke Ideas:
Tuna Poke Salad Bowl - That's this recipe! Marinated tuna, Seaweed Salad, Jalapeno, edamame, cucumber, shredded carrots, avocado, Poke Sauce, and sriracha sauceSpicy Tuna - Spicy, tuna, Seaweed Salad, Jalapeno, edamame, cucumber, shredded carrots, avocado, Poke Sauce, and sriracha sauce.Salmon Poke Bowl - marinated salmon, Seaweed Salad, Jalapeno, edamame, cucumber, shredded carrots, Poke Sauce, and sriracha sauce.Tuna, Salmon, & Shrimp bowl: Tuna, Salmon, and Shrimp, Seaweed Salad, Jalapeno, Sweet Onion, Edamame, Cucumber, Poke Sauce, and Gochujang sauce.Chicken Poke Bowl - Grilled Chicken, Edamame, Carrots, Avocado, Green Onion, Cucumber, Crab Stick, sweet soy sauce, and Sriracha aioli.Shrimp Poke Bowl - Green Onion, Cucumber, Crab Stick, Avocado, Masago, Sweet soy, and Sriracha aioli.Hawaiian Chicken & Shrimp - Chicken, Shrimp, Edamame, Carrots, Pineapple, Green Onion, Avocado, Corn, Cucumber, Sriracha Aioli, Sweet Soy, and yum yum sauce (aioli).Vegan Poke Bowl - Sweet tofu, edamame, carrots, cucumber. avocado, jalapenos, sweet onions, seaweed salad, sweet chili sauce, and poke sauce.Vegetarian Poke Bowl - Soy chicken, fried tempura tofu, edamame, carrots, cucumber. avocado, jalapenos, sweet onions, seaweed salad, sweet chili sauce, and poke sauce.Gluten-Free Poke Bowl - be sure to ask for Gluten-Free sauces and omit the crunchy toppings unless they are certified GF.