Poke bowls are all the rage for good reason. They are a traditional Hawaiian dish full of fresh ingredients that are light, refreshing, and oh-so-delicious.
“Poke” is the Hawaiian word that means to cut or slice. It refers to raw fish that is diced and usually served over rice. While poke bowls are typically made with fish, specifically ahi tuna, there are many satisfying options to choose from. If you aren’t a fish eater, don’t fret, there are incredible poke bowls for you, too.
From the classic ahi tuna to ingenious options that include chicken, tofu, steak, and watermelon, there are plenty of fresh poke bowls to enjoy.
We have rounded up some of our favorite concoctions full of crunchy veggies and fresh ingredients. These are so good there is no need to go to poke restaurants. Find your new favorite poke bowl below.
1. Tuna Poke Bowls
The classic ahi tuna poke bowl is reinvented for a quick and simple homemade dish. It is a simple blend of fresh ingredients, including cucumber and avocados, with marinated fresh ahi tuna as the star. A satisfying sauce tops the bowl that is served over white rice. This traditional Hawaiian dish is as good as any poke restaurant.
2. Chicken Poke Bowl
Whether you are a fan of fish or not, chicken poke bowls are a great alternative to traditional ahi tuna bowls. Chicken packs a protein punch, and when paired with fresh ingredients such as crunchy veggies, you have a hefty, healthy meal. It is also packed with inviting flavors, making this a bowl to have on repeat.
3. Salmon Poke Bowl
This traditional Hawaiian dish uses salmon instead of ahi tuna, and the result is amazing. It has a savory sauce and fresh ingredients, including cucumber, avocado, and cilantro, with white rice. This poke bowl is fresh, light, and full of delicious flavors.
4. Hawaiian Poke Bowl
What better way to elevate a poke bowl than with a spicy aioli? This poke bowl is akin to a deconstructed sushi roll. It has crunchy veggies, rice, your choice of fresh fish like tuna or salmon, and a savory sesame vinaigrette. It is a delightful dish that tantalizes the taste buds.
5. Shrimp Poke Bowl
Looking for a quick, simple, and healthy weeknight meal? Look no further than this shrimp poke bowl. It is just as good, if not better, than any poke restaurant bowl. This culinary creation is loaded with fresh ingredients, crunchy veggies, and plenty of spicy mayo. It is overflowing with incredible flavors.
6. Spicy Kimchi Ahi Poke Bowl
Pucker up those taste buds because this kimchi poke bowl is about to wow your senses. Kimchi is known for its amazing health benefits and delicious umami flavors. The kimchi is complemented with spiciness and paired with ahi tuna or salmon for an all-around enticing meal.
7. Vegan Poke Bowl
If you are not a fan of fish or enjoying more vegan dishes in your diet, this homemade poke bowl is for you. Tofu is marinated similarly to the ahi tuna and served with traditional, fresh ingredients.
The crunchy veggies included are cucumber, radishes, and red cabbage. When paired with rice, cilantro, and avocado, it creates a vegan dish that is a healthy, satisfying meal.
8. Watermelon Poke Bowl
This inviting poke bowl is a unique spin on the traditional Hawaiian dish. Fresh watermelon is marinated and combined with mango, jalapeno, cucumber, edamame, and rice. The fresh ingredients and tantalizing flavors create a distinctive satisfying taste sure to please the senses. It is vegan, healthy, comes together in 15 minutes, and is absolutely delicious.
9. Spicy Crab Salad
This one is for crab lovers. It is a poke bowl overflowing with an abundance of tasty flavors. The bowl is customizable to your preferences and provides the foundation for an out-of-this-world poke dish.
The spicy crab salad is set atop sushi rice and your chosen fresh ingredients and then drizzled with a sublime sauce. Together the flavors create a delightful bowl of goodness.
10. California Roll Sushi Bowls
A sushi bowl is essentially a deconstructed sushi roll but with the option to add more delicious, fresh ingredients. These California bowls are a flavorful dish with sushi rice, luscious, tender imitation crab, and fresh veggies. It is an intoxicating blend of flavors that will delight your taste buds.
11. Seared Steak Poke Bowl
A steak dinner doesn’t always have to be a heavy meal. This Hawaiian poke bowl is bursting with fresh ingredients, crunchy veggies, and big flavors. It is a poke bowl unlike any of the others. This bowl will satisfy hunger, tantalize the taste buds, and keep things light.
12. Teriyaki Chicken Poke Bowl
Take teriyaki chicken to new dimensions with quick and easy poke bowls. These are great weeknight dinners and easy to customize for picky eaters. Simple and loaded with fresh flavors, these bowls are a must-have in your recipe repertoire. They are delightful, light, and a gratifying, flavorful meal.
13. Whole 30 Poke Bowl
You don’t have to be on a Whole 30 to enjoy Whole 30 meals. I love incorporating them into our meal rotations for healthy dinners and lunches. This poke bowl has a lot of flavors and uses both ahi tuna and salmon. Paired with cauliflower rice, mango, cucumber, and other fresh ingredients, it is a divine creation your taste buds will thank you for.
14. Tuna Poke Sushi Bowl With Spicy Mayo
This poke bowl takes all the wonderful flavors of a spicy tuna crunch sushi roll and puts them in the convenience and ease of a bowl. It has fresh ingredients, including mango, cucumber, and avocado. When paired with spicy mayo, the flavors are balanced and delightfully palatable.
15. Vegan Poke Bowl With Tahini Sauce
The flavors and textures of this enticing poke bowl will surprise and delight you. Vegan or not, this bowl does not disappoint. Crispy tofu, crunchy veggies, creamy tahini, and fresh herbs combine for a marvelous meal. It is a bowl full of fresh ingredients and tasty flavors.
16. Spicy Tuna Poke Bowl
The traditional Hawaiian dish gets a spicy flare with this inviting poke bowl. It has fresh ingredients, including cucumber, avocado, and an alluring spicy mayo. This classic bowl is a delightful blend of delectable flavors served over a bed of rice.
17. Ahi Tuna Poke Salad With Mango
This tuna poke bowl is a low-carb option using salad greens instead of rice. With fresh ingredients and a simple homemade dressing, this bowl is a heavenly blend of tasty flavors. The tuna, mango, avocado, and salad dressing create a stunning poke bowl for a refreshing, light meal.
18. Rainbow Poke Bowl
We have heard the phrase “eat the rainbow” for maximum health benefits, and this poke bowl delivers. It is a bowl of sunshine, bright flavors, and only the freshest ingredients. This colorful bowl is a powerhouse of healthy foods and the protein and can be customized to your preference. Perfect for lunch or dinner, it is a bowl of superb flavors.
19. Tofu Poke Bowl
If you enjoy tofu, you will love this tofu poke bowl. The tofu is marinated in a palatable ginger soy sauce and paired with colorful, crunchy veggies. It is a bowl full of fresh ingredients that is easy to make. While this is a healthy and satisfying meal, it is also light and flavorful.
20. Beet Poke Bowl
Beets are dense with nutrients and have a host of health benefits. This makes them a perfect meatless option to poke bowls. The beets are marinated in a savory soy sauce concoction and combined with an array of crunchy veggies and fresh ingredients. This mouthwatering, delicious bowl is a powerhouse of nutrients and a light, refreshing meal.
21. Hawaiian Poke Bowl With Seaweed Salad
We know that poke bowls are a traditional Hawaiian dish. When they are paired with a seaweed salad, be prepared for next-level deliciousness. This bowl packs a flavor punch with tasty textures to please the palate. It has the traditional marinated ahi tuna, spicy mayo, rice, and a hefty portion of fresh veggies. This bowl will take you straight to the islands with its beautiful flavors.
22. Tuna Poke Nachos
Who says a poke bowl can’t be an amazing plate of nachos too? That is exactly what this recipe is. Dare to have your taste buds dance with delight with this delicious palate-pleasing plate.
This is an upgraded version of the classic nacho plate with ahi tuna, crispy wontons, fresh pineapple, avocado, jalapenos, green onions, spicy mayo, and more. Fresh ingredients combined with the crispy wontons make this a nacho platter you won’t forget.
23. Spicy Watermelon Poke Bowl
This poke bowl is a mouthwatering blend of savory and spicy flavors. The marinated watermelon is refreshing with fresh veggies, while the spicy mayo adds a nice zing. It is a combination of intoxicating culinary prowess sure to please the palate.
24. Seared Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl
Seared ahi tuna steak over cilantro rice with the most amazing poke sauce dressing that adds so much flavor. Add in some diced creamy avocado, veggies, and sesame seeds and you have a simple recipe will have you wanting to make it over and over.
Did you make any of these delicious poke bowls? Be sure to let me know in the comments.
More bowl recipes
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
- 1 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sriracha sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
- Place mayonnaise, vinegar, soy sauce, sriracha sauce, and sugar in a bowl. Stir together until well combined.
- Serve over a poke bowl or cover and keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
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