Today we’re making a Tuna Poke Bowl!

For those of you that don’t know what a “poke” actually is, or the “magic” it holds, let me set the scene for you…

Picture yourself sitting at a quaint seaside restaurant, the gentle sound of waves lapping at the shore. A friendly server hands you a vibrant bowl, brimming with colorful ingredients and a tantalizing aroma.

You take a bite and are immediately transported to a tropical paradise.

Tuna Poke

This, my friends, is the magic of poke. Pronounced “poh-kay,” this Hawaiian dish has taken the food world by storm.

Traditionally consisting of marinated raw fish, seaweed, and rice, poke has evolved to include a variety of add-ins such as avocado, mango, and spicy mayo. Each bite is a burst of flavor and texture, a true symphony in a bowl.

Whether enjoyed on a sunny beach or in the comfort of your own home, poke is truly a taste of paradise.

About Poke Bowls

Poke bowls are a Hawaiian invention that has taken the world by storm. They are essentially a delicious combination of raw fish, rice, veggies, and other flavorful ingredients. They are versatile, easy to customize, and can be made in less than 30 minutes.

Have you ever tasted marinated raw tuna?

It’s a delicacy that’s often served in sushi or poke bowls. But can it really be considered healthy?

The answer is a resounding yes!

Tuna is low in fat and high in protein, making it a great food for those trying to maintain a healthy diet. When eaten raw, it’s even better, as cooking can destroy some of the nutrients.

Marinating the fish with herbs and spices not only adds flavor but can also have health benefits. For example, ginger has anti-inflammatory properties while garlic contains antioxidants.

So, go ahead and indulge in marinated raw tuna, knowing that you’re not only enjoying a delicious meal but also providing your body with essential nutrients.

Tuna Poke Bowl Suggested Ingredients

  • Tuna
  • Fish Roe / Caviar
  • Avocado
  • Veggies (such as cucumber, radishes, carrots, sprouts, green onion, etc.)
  • Sesame seeds (white and/or black)

Feel free to add your favorite vegetables, nuts, seeds… whatever!


Start with high-quality tuna

The star of any poke bowl is the tuna. You want to make sure you choose the best quality fish possible.

Look for ahi tuna, which is the best for raw consumption as it can be eaten cooked through or completely raw. Freshness is key here, so make sure the fish is fresh and smells clean.

Once you have your tuna, dice it into small cubes using a sharp knife. Set it aside in a large bowl.

Add in the Marinade

The marinade is what gives poke bowls their distinctive flavor.

In a bowl, mix together soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, honey, ginger, garlic, and green onions.

Once everything is well combined, pour it over the diced tuna and stir gently. Make sure the tuna is well coated in the marinade.

Cover the bowl with cling wrap and allow it to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

Prepare your Base

While the tuna is marinating, prepare your base. I like to use lots of veggies, but you could also use white rice, brown rice, quinoa, or even noodles.

Chop up Your Vegetables

The vegetables you add to your bowl are completely up to you. Choose and chop up your favorites. Some popular options include avocado, cucumber, edamame, carrot, radish, and seaweed.

Arrange them around the base of your bowl.

Build Your Tuna Poke Bowl

Once everything is prepared, it’s time to build your bowl.

Arrange in whatever order you please remembering that color and playfulness is what it’s all about!

There you have it – a simple, healthy and delicious marinated tuna poke bowl recipe.

This dish is made up of fresh, nutritious ingredients, making it the perfect meal for any health-conscious individual. (By the way, you might want to learn more about nutrition, and I have the perfect place for you.

You can experiment with different toppings, sauces or dressings to find your favorite combinations.

Try it today!

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