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Salmon Poke Bowl

This Salmon Poke Bowl is a homemade version of the popular Hawaiian dish. It’s fresh, flavorful, and even better than your favorite sashimi. Serve it on its own or in a hand-roll.

Salmon Poke in a Bowl Served with Rice
Make your favorite salmon poke bowl at home with this budget-friendly DIY recipe!

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What Exactly is a Salmon Poke Bowl?

Poke (pronounced poke-ay) is a Hawaiian word that means, “to slice or cut” and is made with sushi-grade fish such as salmon and tuna that are marinated in a sweet and spicy sauce. Poke bowls are a native Hawaiian dish and are comprised of poke-style fish, rice, vegetables, seasonings, and sauces.

When it comes to making your own salmon poke bowls, you can get as fancy as you’d like. Feel free to go crazy with all your favorite toppings. However, simplicity is the name of the game around here. We prefer to skip all the extras and serve up a flavorful bowl of poke salmon as an easy lunch or dinner. Or, for a fun twist, we sometimes pair it with rice for yummy hand-rolls.

With little more than fish and a few spices, you can’t go wrong in how you serve it.

What You’ll Love About This Salmon Poke Bowl

  • One bite and your tastebuds will be transported to an island of pure tropical bliss.
  • It requires no actual cooking; you don’t even have to turn the oven on.
  • Made with salmon, this poke bowl is full of healthy fats and protein.
  • You can easily dress it up with rice, veggies, and seasonings to transform it from a small appetizer to a filling lunch or dinner.
  • It’s guaranteed to impress all of your guests.
  • You can easily adjust the spice level to suit your preferences.

Key Ingredients for This Salmon Poke Bowl

  • Quality sashimi-grade salmon fillet: feel free to use another type of fish such as tuna, white fish, or even octopus. If you aren’t sure where to source quality seafood, here’s the best wild caught Alaskan salmon.
  • Plenty of soy sauce is used to create the base of the marinade and create a satisfying umami flavor.
  • Including just a bit of sugar helps balance out the hot spices for that sweet and tangy taste we all love.
  • There’s no lack of seasonings around here! There’s nothing better than a combination of Furikake rice seasoning, red pepper flakes, freshly grated ginger, and lime juice. Unless you add chopped onions and scallions, and we do. Oh, and don’t forget the cilantro, too.
  • Cubed, semi-firm avocado. Using an avocado that is not yet mushy adds texture to this otherwise soft dish along with an irresistibly creamy taste.
  • Nori sheets. If you’re feeling a little fancy.
Salmon Poke in a Bowl with Avocado
Looking for an easy appetizer that tastes great? Look no further! This salmon poke bowl is quick, healthy, and so full of flavor, that it’ll have your guests raving for days.

Salmon Poke Bowl Commonly Asked Questions

Is this salmon poke bowl healthy?

Yes! Made with simple ingredients, it’s full of healthy fats, protein, and a bit of fiber thanks to the onions and avocado.

Can you eat salmon poke raw?

Yes, as long as you use high-quality sushi-grade salmon, poke is safe to consume raw. As with all raw seafood, there is minimal risk involved in consumption.

Can I make salmon poke ahead of time?

We recommend storing leftovers in the fridge for 1-2 days but no longer than that. Also, we suggest leaving out the avocado until just before you’re ready to serve. The sauce mixture can certainly be made in advance.


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Salmon Poke in a Bowl with Avocado

Salmon Poke Bowl

5 from 10 reviews

This Salmon Poke Bowl is a homemade version of the popular Hawaiian dish. It’s fresh, flavorful, and even better than your favorite sashimi. Serve on its own or in a hand-roll.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Chill Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Yield: 6 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 lb quality sashimi-grade salmon fillet, cubed
  • 1/4 cup quality light soy sauce or Tamari sauce.
  • 1 rounded TB white sugar
  • 2 TB Furikake rice seasoning
  • 1/21 tsp red pepper flakes, depending on your heat preference
  • 1 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • Juice from 1 wedge of a fresh lime (no bottles!)
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallion
  • Half of a semi-firm avocado, cubed
  • Freshly chopped cilantro for garnish
  • Optional nori sheets, if making hand rolls

Instructions

  1. Combine, Toss, and Chill: Add all ingredients together in a bowl. Toss to coat well. Cover tightly and chill for at least 1 hour. Add to your favorite room temperature, cooked white (or brown rice) and serve poke cold.
    Salmon Poke in a Bowl Served with Rice
  2. To Make Hand Rolls: Cut a nori sheet in half, fill with desired amount of rice and salmon poke, and roll it up.  Enjoy rolls immediately.
    Salmon Poke Hand Roll

Notes

If you enjoyed this recipe, please come back and give it a rating 🙂

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 152
  • Sugar: 3.1 g
  • Sodium: 340.8 mg
  • Fat: 6.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.1 g
  • Fiber: 1.5 g
  • Protein: 18.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 38.6 mg
  • Category: appetizer, side
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: Hawiaan
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Keywords: salmon, poke, salmon poke, poke bowl, nori, appetizer

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20 comments

    • Tammy

    I am just loving the flavors of this dish. I love poke bowl…I have to make them at home now! Looks superb!

      • Amy Dong

      They’re so fun to make (and eat!)

    • Freya

    I didn’t realise how easy poke bowls are to make! I will make them myself all the time now, and save some money!

    • Lori | The Kitchen Whisperer

    What a beautiful dish! So easy and so packed with flavor! Definitely a summer must-make!

    • Ann

    I had never heard of this dish before reading your post. I decided to make it for dinner the other night, and it was delicious! I will definitely make it again – might even try with different types of fish.

    • Natalie

    Perfect summer recipe! I loved your salmon dish with some rice, but next time I will have it on its own, it’s that great, thanks!

      • Amy Dong

      So glad you loved it!

    • Amanda

    These poke bowls were so good! The marinade was super flavorful and took hardly any time to whip up. Perfect summer meal.

    • Colleen

    We had this poke over rice for dinner and it was delicious. A perfect meal for a hot day!

    • Amanda Mason

    I made this and served it over a bed of rice. Really great and I loved the flavor. I did cook my salmon to medium though. I can’t do raw but I wanted to see what it would taste like cooked. This is my new go-to for lunch! Great recipe!!

    • Heather

    Had a version of this in Hawaii… wow this is just as good if not even better dare I say and so easy to make too!

    • LaKita

    This is the perfect summer meal option when I don’t feel like cooking. It’s so simple, flavorful, and delicious!

    • Christine

    What is the calorie count on this recipe

    • Toby

    How long do you think this could last in the fridge? Could I take it for lunch through the week without it going bad? I’d imagine I’d need to add the avocado at the time i’m eating it to prevent browning.

      • chewoutloud

      I’d say you could keep it in an airtight container in fridge for 2-3 days at most. You could just divide it into 2-3 containers to take for a couple lunches. I wouldn’t keep it longer than that, since it’s essentially raw fish 🙂 Yes, def. add the avocado right before you eat.

      • Shirley A

      If you haven’t eaten it in a couple of days (not in our house!), you could always do a seared poke with very high heat for a few seconds all around.

    • Erin Martin

    I just made this today. So quick and easy and sooooo delicious. I’m hooked!

      • chewoutloud

      Yay, so great to hear it, Erin! We adore this a ton; addictive, yes 🙂 Thanks for taking time to let us know you liked it!

    • Jen

    Thank you! Amazing flavor!

      • chewoutloud

      You’re welcome, Jen! Enjoy! 🙂

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