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!Print