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Ahi Poke Bowl Recipe

Hawaiian Ahi Poke Bowl Recipe – Fresh and flavorful ahi poke bowls are loaded with rice, Hawaiian poke, avocado, radishes, sprouts, and seasoning. They are quick to make and so delicious!

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I shared my classic Hawaiian Ahi Poke Recipe several years ago, and it’s been a huge hit ever since on the site. We make this recipe on a regular basis, especially through the spring and summer, serving it as an appetizer, or as a healthy main dish with a salad on the side.

As soon as the weather starts to warm up I begin to crave raw veggies more and more by the day.

We’ve been eating a lot of grilled chicken and fish, and a whole lot of salads. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good salad. Cool and crunchy with a tangy-sweet dressing. I don’t ever get tired of that.

My family on the other hand… Well, they do get tired of salad. So I’ve been experimenting with other raw veggie-laden quick-dinner options, that happen to be extremely healthy.

So for this post, we will be talking about Ahi Tuna Poke Bowls! Think of them as bowls of deconstructed sushi, with even more goodies loaded together and the ability to mix and match every bite exactly how you like.

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What is Poke?

In Hawaii, poke is everywhere.

This raw seafood salad is extremely popular and is made fresh daily all over the islands. So much so, Hawaiian grocery stores have dedicated poke counters (often in the place of southern side dishes we find in the deli) with a dozen or more fresh poke blends using local fish, squid, and shellfish.

When we visit Hawaii, we make it a goal to eat like the locals, picking up small containers of poke for a picnic lunch on the beach. We always try to sample as many varieties as we can during our stay.

Yet here in the mountains of North Carolina, my fresh fish options are a bit limited. Therefore I usually make poke at home with sashimi-grade ahi tuna.

How to Make Hawaiian Ahi Poke Bowl Recipe (Gluten Free)

What is a Poke Bowl?

I’m posting this Ahi Poke Bowl recipe today to prove a point… Quick and healthy dinners don’t have to be boring.

I took my classic poke recipe and doctored it a tad, to intensify the flavors and deliver it in a convenient bowl. That way, it can be served with aromatic jasmine rice, sliced radishes, delicate sprouts, and creamy avocado, lending a little bit of seasoning to each element.

In a Perfect Poke Bowl, these hearty, fresh, flavorful ingredients are layered together to create a delightful dish that lets you craft each bite to your liking. Don’t be afraid to get creative with it!

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Poke Bowl Recipe Ingredients 

The blend of fresh raw vegetables creates a marvelous contrast of textures in each Ahi Poke Bowl, while the warm and fragrant rice provides a filling platform that brings the dish together.

You can add or swap any ingredients you like!

  • Jasmine Rice – What’s even better about this recipe is that it is gluten-free! Switch it out for brown rice or cooked quinoa as well.
  • Ahi Tuna – Sashimi-grade and cubed.
  • Gluten-Free Soy Sauce, Honey, Sesame Oil, and Wasabi Paste – for complex flavor in such a simple dish. 
  • Avocado – This brings creaminess to the whole dish.
  • Radishes – A little bit of bite.
  • Sprouts – Use alfalfa, broccoli, or even bean sprouts.
  • Furikake Rice Seasoning – This stuff is so good!

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How to Build a Perfect Poke Bowl

1. First, make the rice. Pour the rice into a medium saucepot. Add 4 cups of water. Cover and bring to a boil. Once boiling, stir well. Then cover and lower the heat to medium-low. Simmer for 15-20 minutes until all the water is absorbed and there are air holes in the top of the rice. Remove from heat, fluff the rice with a fork, then cover to keep warm and set aside.

2. Meanwhile, cut the ahi tuna steaks into small cubes. Place them in a bowl and add the soy sauce, honey, sesame, oil, and wasabi paste. Toss well to coat. Then stir in the chopped green onions and sesame seeds.

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3. Slice the avocado and radishes. Once the rice is cooked, assemble the bowls: Scoop a heaping portion of rice into 4-6 salad bowls. Spoon the ahi poke next to the rice and arrange sprouts and sliced radishes around the rice. Place several avocado slices over the top and sprinkle furikake on top.

Not only is this dish absolutely delicious, but it is also gorgeous! Bright colors that are perfect for spring or summer time. So eat up, and transport yourself to Hawaii.

Get the Complete Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl (Printable) Recipe Below. Enjoy!

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Can Poke Be Made Ahead?

Stored tightly in an airtight container, ahi tuna poke will keep well in the fridge for up to 2 days. You can make the poke the night before planning to enjoy for lunch or dinner the next day, and the flavors of the ahi poke will wonderfully intensify as the ingredients marinade.

Then just prep the other ingredients and build the poke bowls when you are ready to eat.

Healthy for the Whole Family

My family has always loved Hawaiian poke. But this Ahi Poke Bowl recipe?

They are NUTS over it.

My son has asked for it twice in the last week. That’s saying a lot for a healthy dish with lots of raw ingredients. I hope you give this bold, fresh, and flavorful recipe a try with your family soon!

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Ahi Poke Bowl Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Hawaiian Ahi Poke Bowl Recipe – Fresh and flavorful ahi poke bowls are loaded with rice, Hawaiian poke, avocado, radishes, sprouts, and seasoning. They're quick to make and so delicious!
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Pour the rice into a medium sauce pot. Add 4 cups of water. Cover and bring to a boil. Once boiling, stir well. Then cover and lower the heat to medium-low. Simmer for 15-20 minutes until all the water is absorbed and there are air holes in the top of the rice. Remove from heat, fluff the rice with a fork, then cover to keep warm and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, cut the ahi tuna steaks into 1/4 to 1/3 inch cubes. Place them in a bowl and add the soy sauce, honey, sesame, oil, and wasabi paste. Toss well to coat. Then stir in the chopped green onions and sesame seeds.
  • Slice the avocado and radishes. Once the rice is cooked, assemble the bowls: Scoop a heaping portion of rice into 4-6 salad bowls. Spoon the ahi poke next to the rice and arrange sprouts and sliced radishes around the rice. Place several avocado slices over the top and sprinkle furikake on top.

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Notes

This Ahi Poke Bowl recipe can be made with brown rice or cooked quinoa as well. Or try an ultra low carb version with Cauliflower Rice.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowl, Calories: 415kcal, Carbohydrates: 56g, Protein: 24g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 28mg, Sodium: 543mg, Potassium: 496mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 1830IU, Vitamin C: 7.4mg, Calcium: 47mg, Iron: 2mg
Course: dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Hawaiian
Author: Sommer Collier

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33 comments on “Ahi Poke Bowl Recipe”

  1. WOW I didn’t even think of making this at home! This looks DELICIOUS!

  2. Loved the flavor of the tuna! Went well with all of the other ingredients too!

  3. Poke bowls are one of my go to meals and this one is super good! Love it!

  4. I am a huge fan of ahi tuna and you made a really good use of it. I served it with fresh salad greens and it was SO good.

  5. This was really amazing! Everyone at my house loved it!

  6. This was so good! Way better than any restaurant!!

  7. This is perfect for summer! It’s so hot in Houston, and this is a great dinner, filling, and cool!

  8. This came together so easily! Love it!

  9. My family doesn’t share my love of rare or raw ahi, so this was a perfect dinner just for me! The flavors were spot on. I cannot wait to make this poke bowl again!

  10. Oh my, that looks amazing! I’d love this over cauliflower rice.

  11. Looks so good I noticed “Yet here in the mountains of North Carolina, my fresh fish options are a bit limited.” My wife and I live in Blowing Rock NC and the Harris Teeter in Boone has very nice tuna we are lucky for that option. I am def. going to try this. I saw Poke on a tv show months ago and was drawn to the look of it. Thank you for the recipe!

  12. We fixed this meal the other night and it was so good! Delicious and healhy!

  13. We fixed this the other night and loved it! So good and healthy too!

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  15. I just made this for dinner and it was easily one of the best meals ever!!! So easy, so delicious, so nutritious and so impressive!

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  22. Hi! These look great. I have a husband who is averse to any and all uncooked meat even though he does like lightly seared tuna. Do you think that I could lightly sear the tuna before making this, or would that totally ruin it? I know there’s no way for you to know for sure, but I’d love to hear your opinion. THanks!

  23. This looks so tasty! Cannot wait to try!

  24. This has everything I am craving right now – especially with the warm weather approaching!

  25. loving this recipe which not only looks amazing but has great ingredients in too, thank you xoxo

  26. We make your Hawaiian Poke recipes at least once a month, now I need to get on board with this!!!  Looks amazing.  Love the fresh twist on the classic and addition of fresh veggies..

  27. I’m obsessed with these! There’s nothing better for lunch in the summertime

  28. What a beautiful poem bowl- I would totally want this for dinner!

  29. Looks like a quick and healthy weeknight meal!

  30. I love poke, but so seldom make it on my own–that’s going to have to change ! Yours looks great!

  31. Those poke bowls are looking so good!

  32. Another delicious recipe!  Love!