Tuna Poke Bowl

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Make your own Homemade Tuna Poke Bowl in just 20 minutes! Fresh raw tuna marinated in soy sauce and sesame oil served on a bed of rice with all your favorite toppings and drizzled with spicy mayo sauce.

Want more fresh and light dishes to serve alongside this poke bowl? Try out my Thai Avocado Mango Salad or my Fresh Summer Rolls with a Spicy Peanut Sauce.

A Hawaiian Poke Bowl Sitting on Top of a Black and White Marble Counter

Tuna Poke Bowls with Sriracha Mayo

I’m convinced that poke bowls are the ultimate meal – they’re healthy and easy to make, yet they feel fancy and taste amazing. These flavorful tuna bowls come together in just 20 minutes! Making a restaurant-quality dish has never been simpler.

You can adjust this recipe to include your favorite veggies, flavorings, etc. Just be sure to stick with sushi-grade tuna, as this means it’s safe to eat raw. Other than that, feel free to get creative!

A Tuna Poke Bowl with a Pair of Black Chopsticks Balanced on the Bowl

What Is a Tuna Poke?

The word poke (pronounced ‘poh-kay’) is Hawaiian for “cut into chunks.” Tuna poke is raw tuna that’s sliced into pieces and marinated with soy sauce and sesame oil.

Hawaiian poke bowls take that tuna and dress it up with other ingredients like rice and vegetables. This version includes an irresistible 2-ingredient sriracha mayo to top it off!

Are Poke Bowls Healthy?

This protein-packed meal is a healthy lunch or dinner option. Besides protein, tuna contains plenty of essential amino acids and very little fat. Paired with jasmine rice and raw veggies, you have yourself one hearty bowl of yum!

A Close-Up Image of a Tuna Poke Bowl Drizzled with Spicy Mayonnaise

What You’ll Need

This recipe doesn’t go overboard with ingredients, and you can make additions or switch it up based on your preferences!

For the Tuna Poke Bowl

  • Bluefin Tuna: Sushi-grade, diced into 1/2 inch cubes.
  • Toasted Sesame Oil: Just a teaspoon.
  • Low-Sodium Tamari: For that lovely umami flavor.
  • Rice Wine Vinegar: To add the slightest touch of sweetness.
  • Black Sesame: Packed with antioxidants, black sesame seeds bring great flavor and texture to this dish.
  • Fresh Ginger: Minced.
  • Green Onion: Sliced.
  • Jasmine Rice: The rice should be cooked shortly before your bowl is assembled.
  • Cucumber: Thinly sliced.
  • Carrots: Shaved.
  • Avocados: Sliced.

For the Sriracha Mayo Dressing

  • Mayonnaise: Use your favorite brand.
  • Sriracha: Bring on the heat with your go-to sriracha sauce!
Sushi-Grade Bluefin Tuna on a Plate

How to Choose Raw Fish

I like using bluefin tuna for this recipe, but you can use other types, such as yellowfin, if desired. As long as you use sushi-grade tuna, you’re good to go. When tuna is labeled as sushi-grade, it means it’s safe to eat raw.

Avoid using tuna that smells fishy. Sushi-grade tuna has a more ocean-like scent. It should also look bright in color.

A White Bowl Containing Seasoned Tuna, Veggies, Rice and Sriracha Mayo

How to Make a Tuna Poke Bowl

This 20-minute meal is anything but complicated. Here’s how to make the ultimate tuna poke bowl!

Make Spicy Mayo: Add the mayo and sriracha sauce to a small bowl. Mix together and set aside.

Sriracha Mayonnaise in a Glass with a Metal Spoon

Marinate Tuna: Add sushi-grade tuna, toasted sesame oil, tamari, black sesame seeds, ginger, rice wine vinegar and green onion to a medium-sized bowl. Gently toss and let sit for 15 minutes.

Prepare Remaining Ingredients: In the meantime, cook your rice and prep your veggies.

Assemble Poke Bowl: Add 1/4 cup jasmine rice, 4 oz of tuna, 1/2 cup sliced cucumber, 1/4 cup of shaved carrots and 1/2 of a sliced avocado to each serving bowl.

Garnish & Serve: Garnish with more green onion, black sesame seeds and a drizzle of sriracha mayo. Enjoy!

A Hawaiian Poke Bowl on a Countertop with a Hand on the Edge of the Bowl

Tips for Success

New to working with raw tuna? Check out my top tips for making perfect poke bowls.

  • Marinate for 15 minutes: It’s important to marinate the tuna for at least 15 minutes before assembling the bowls. Just don’t let it sit for more than an hour.
  • Serve Rice Warm: I love the contrast between the warm rice and the cool tuna. I suggest cooking the rice while the fish is marinating.
  • Go to a Reputable Fish Market: The best way to get sushi-grade tuna is from a reputable fishmonger. It should never be packaged with non-sushi-grade fish.
  • Use What You Like! You can make substitutions as desired or add more yummy toppings to your poke bowls like dried seaweed, pickled ginger or edamame.
Rice, Bluefin Tuna, Sliced Cucumbers and More Veggies in a White Bowl

Serving Suggestions

If you’re wondering what to serve with tuna poke bowls, I’ve got plenty of tasty ideas!

  • Serve with Corn: Corn on the Cob is a classic side dish for a reason. It’s so buttery and juicy, and it’s also a healthy choice!
  • Pair with Sliced Mango: I love serving my poke bowls with mango slices on the side. It’s so simple and it adds a sweet element that goes great with the flavors in the bowl.
  • Serve with Smoothies: So, we’ve established that this poke bowl goes great with mango. Why not add raspberries into the mix by pairing your poke bowl with a Raspberry Mango Smoothie? You’ll be glad you did.

Can Tuna Poke Be Made In Advance?

Poke bowls are best the day they’re made, but you can store leftovers in the fridge if needed. Place them in an airtight container and enjoy within 1-2 days.

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A Tuna Poke Bowl with a Pair of Black Chopsticks Balanced on the Bowl

Tuna Poke Bowls

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 20 minutes
  • yield Yield: 4 1x
  • category Category: Seafood
  • method Method: Mix
  • cuisine Cuisine: Asian
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Make your own Homemade Tuna Poke Bowl in just 20 minutes! Fresh raw tuna marinated in soy sauce and sesame oil served on a bed of rice with all your favorite toppings and drizzled with spicy mayo sauce.

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Ingredients

For the Tuna

  • 1 lb sushi grade bluefin tuna, diced into 1/2” cubes
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium tamari
  • 1/2 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon black sesame
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onion

For the Sriracha Mayo

  • 3 tablespoons mayo
  • 3 teaspoons sriracha

For the Bowl

  • 1 cup jasmine rice, cooked
  • 2 cups cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup shaved carrots
  • 2 avocado, sliced

Instructions

  1. To a small bowl, add mayo and sriracha sauce. Mix together and set aside.
  2. To a medium bowl, add sushi grade tuna, toasted sesame oil, tamari, black sesame seed, ginger, rice wine vinegar and green onion. Gently toss and let sit for 15 minutes (no longer than 1 hour).
  3. In the meantime, cook your rice and prep veggies.
  4. Assemble the poke bowl: add 1/4 cup jasmine rice, 4 oz of tuna, 1/2 cup sliced cucumber, 1/4 cup of shaved carrots and 1/2 avocado sliced.
  5. Garnish with more green onion, black sesame seed and drizzle of sriracha mayo.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 poke bowl
  • Calories: 466
  • Sugar: 7 g
  • Sodium: 606 mg
  • Fat: 24 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 30 g
  • Fiber: 9 g
  • Protein: 33 g
  • Cholesterol: 48 mg

Keywords: tuna poke bowl, poke bowl sauce, sriracha mayo, sriracha mayonnaise, raw fish dish, hawaiian bowl, hawaiian poke

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