Rainbow Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl Recipe | DIY Poke Bowl
Homemade Tuna Poke Bowl Recipe with Sesame Ginger Garlic Sauce
This tuna poke bowl recipe is so fresh, flavorful, and SO easy. Really, besides your rice, there’s NO cooking required. Just prep and assemble your ingredients into one gorgeous bowl! A tasty pescatarian lunch or dinner option that’s best enjoyed cold.
With a zesty sesame ginger garlic sauce and loads of fresh veggies, this tuna poke bowl is full of crunchiness, creaminess, and flavor! Plus, TONS of wholesome protein from the ahi tuna. But, you can also use any sushi-grade fish you prefer!
Opt for Sushi-Grade Fish in your Homemade Tuna Poke
If you’re unfamiliar with this increasing trend, ‘poke’ refers to a native Hawaiian dish consisting of fresh, raw fish. Typically, it’s dressed in a flavorful sauce and served with plenty of veggies as an appetizer or entree. And, it’s pretty simple to whip up a homemade poke bowl!
Granted, many poke restaurants appearing in the U.S. aren’t exactly ‘authentic.’ And, this tuna poke bowl recipe definitely isn’t following traditional Hawaiian style! Honestly, this was inspired by a poke restaurant that I enjoy, and it’s a fresh, healthy meal I wanted to be able to make at home.
But, the crucial aspect of this tuna poke recipe is to get really fresh, sushi-grade fish, if possible. It’s both safe to eat raw and it tastes AMAZING, as all good poke should. And, it can be a bit more expensive, but it’s totally worth it! You’re most likely to find it at a seafood market.
Making this Tuna Poke Bowl Your Own
As the name implies, I turned this tuna poke recipe into a rainbow of color with my toppings! There’s the gorgeous red and pink tones from the tuna and radishes, the orange carrots, yellow mango, vibrant green avocado, and even some purple from the onion.
Because, even with homemade meals, we eat with our eyes first! Of course, you can omit or substitute for any of the ingredients in this tuna poke bowl recipe when you make your own. And, you can switch up the preparation each time to keep your homemade poke experience interesting!
Rainbow Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl Recipe
Tuna Poke Bowl Ingredients:
- cooked brown rice
- 4 oz sushi grade ahi tuna, cut into cubes (per serving)
- mango, cubed
- thinly sliced radishes
- shelled edamame
- red onion slices
- grated carrots
- sesame ginger garlic sauce, see below
- sliced avocado
- white and black sesame seeds, for topping
Sesame Ginger Garlic Sauce:
- 1 Tbsp soy sauce
- ½ tsp sesame oil
- lime juice
- ¼ tsp garlic paste
- ¼ tsp ginger paste
- Cook brown rice.
- While rice cooks, combine sauce ingredients in a mixing bowl. Whisk to integrate.
- Prep veggies.
- When rice is cooked and slightly cooled, assemble your tuna poke bowl! I used brown rice as my base, then topped it with ahi tuna cut into cubes, mango, radish slices, edamame, red onion, grated carrots and drizzled on my sauce. I garnished the bowl with fresh avocado slices and a sprinkle of sesame seeds. Make this your own using your favorite toppings!
- Serve, and enjoy!
- Yields 1 DIY tuna poke bowl.
6 Comments on “Rainbow Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl Recipe | DIY Poke Bowl”
I love ordering poke bowls and got curious about making my own version at home. This rainbow ahi poke bowl was a delight to make and to eat! Took me awhile to find sushi grade ahi tuna but now that I’ve found a good fish shop, I’ll be making many more poke bowls in the future. Will surely try your other DIY poke recipes!
Megan, we’re so glad to hear that you gave this homemade poke bowl a try and enjoyed it! There’s nothing quite like sushi grade tuna, and we definitely recommend trying out sushi grade salmon in our salmon poke bowl as well 🙂 Thanks so much for trying out the recipe!
How much Rice do you put in??
Hi Emma, the amount of rice is up to you and your preference! All of these poke bowl ingredients are totally customizable, and the right amount is however much you want to eat. Generally, a standard serving of cooked brown rice is 1/2 cup, but sometimes we’ll make poke bowls with 1 cup of rice in each, or no rice at all! Do whatever works for you 🙂