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 in this homemade poke bowl.
Opt for Sushi-Grade Fish in your Homemade Poke Bowl
If you’re unfamiliar with the increasing poke bowl 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 bowl 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 bowl 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!
Tuna Poke Bowl Ingredients:
cooked brown rice 4 oz sushi grade ahi tuna, cut into cubes (per serving)
thinly sliced radishes
red onion slices
grated carrots sesame ginger garlic sauce (see below)
white and black sesame seeds, for topping
While rice cooks, combine sauce ingredients in a mixing bowl. Whisk to integrate.
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.
*Nutrition will vary based on ingredients and amounts used to assemble your individual tuna poke bowl.
**Below, nutrition is provided for components listed in bold (4 oz. sushi-grade ahi tuna and 1 serving of sesame ginger garlic sauce).