DIY Poke Bowl: Mix & Match To Create Your Own!

When it comes to poke bowls, take a flexible approach! See a list of bases, proteins, veggies, toppings, and dressings you can use to create your own poke.

By now you’ve probably heard the buzz surrounding poke bowls. Photos of the vibrant colored dishes are abundant on Instagram and new recipes pop up on Pinterest almost every day. To put it simply, poke is trending … and for good reason.

Poke (pronounced “POH-keh) is a Hawaiin dish made with marinated raw fish—usually tuna—that’s tossed over a bed of rice and topped with veggies. But when it comes to making poke bowls, I like to take a flexible approach. Watch my interview with ABC7 Los Angeles to see the various ways you can build your own poke bowl at home:

Want more ideas? Below, I’ve included a list of the various bases, proteins, veggies, toppings, and dressings you can use to create your own DIY poke bowl. Mix, match, and have some fun. So why not call a few friends over and have a poke party?!

Base

  • Mixed greens
  • Seaweed salad
  • Julienne kale
  • Spiralized veggie noodles
  • Cauliflower rice
  • Sushi rice
  • Cooked brown rice
  • Quinoa

Protein

Veggies

  • Avocado
  • Cucumber
  • Radish
  • Jica
  • Radicchio
  • Carrots, shredded
  • Zucchini, shredded

Toppings

  • Edamame
  • Crispy flavored seaweed
  • Gomasio
  • Green onion
  • Ground almonds
  • Japanese pickles
  • Jalapeno
  • Pomegranate
  • Sprouts
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Black Sesame seeds

Dressing

I like using the same sauce to marinate the fish and dress my salad. Why? Because I don’t want to make two different sauces and it tastes great!

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