Build your own Poke Bowl!

By September 3, 2019 No Comments

Poke bowls were all the rage not too long ago. Around this time, I got really into making them at home. I absolutely love sushi and essentially all poke bowls are, is deconstructed sushi. 

The beauty of making it into a salad means, you can pump up the vegetables – making a significant contribution to your 5 recommended serves per day – and add plenty of your favourite ingredients. None of this, paying $1 to add avocado business. 

The ideal poke bowl will include a source of protein, carbohydrate and a few of your favourite salad vegetables. Build your own poke bowl by using the lists below.


Protein (choose 1):

  • Edamame
  • Tofu (tip: dice and fry lightly in sesame oil and salt reduced soy sauce)
  • Salmon (smoked/fresh/tinned)
  • Teriyaki chicken
  • Tuna 

Carbohydrates (choose 1):

½ cup of cooked

  • Brown rice
  • Quinoa
  • Soba noodles

Vegetables (choose 2-3):

  • Spinach/Cabbage/Mixed greens (recommended to use as the base)
  • Diced cucumber
  • Grated or spiralised carrot
  • Mushrooms (raw or fried in sesame oil and salt reduced soy sauce)
  • Avocado 
  • Bean sprouts 
  • Thinly slice radish

Special extras (if you’re feeling fancy):

  • Pickled ginger
  • Nori sheets
  • White or black sesame seeds
  • Coriander 
  • Chilli 

Sauce options:

Sriracha mayo

  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise 
  • 1 tbsp sriracha 

Sesame soy sauce

  • 2 tbsp reduced salt soy sauce
  • 1 tsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • ¼ tsp ground or fresh ginger

There you have it. You’ve just created your perfect Poke Bowl! A balanced and nourishing meal that could be eaten for lunch or dinner and easily transported to work or school. Hope you enjoy!

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