Mango and Tuna Poke Salad Bowl

This Mango and Tuna Poke Salad Bowl recipe swaps out sushi rice for greens and is complete with fun toppings, add-ins and a ridiculously easy to make mango dressing.

Fresh, sushi-grade tuna tossed with sweet onions and a flavorful Asian-Hawaiian fusion marinade. Served on a bed of crisp lettuce tossed with savory seaweed salad, crunchy cucumbers and creamy avocado; then generously drizzled with a tropical, fruity mango dressing.

Basically, this tuna poke salad bowl is giving me ALL the summer feels.

It’s fresh, healthy, packed with good for you ingredients and it’s downright delicious too!

Not to mention, this poke bowl is like eating the rainbow! I mean, just look at that jewel-tone colored tuna with pops of green and drizzle of vibrant yellow mango sauce!

Eating food this pretty is impossible to pass up.

Hawaiian tuna poke bowls have become a popular food trend, and for good reason. Hawaiian poke bowls are quick, healthy and perfect for satisfying a sushi craving on a lower budget.

The main component of poke bowls is tuna poke. Poke (pronounced “POH-keh”) literally means “to cut or slice” in Hawaiian, and the word refers to bite sized pieces of raw fish – most commonly tuna – which is marinated in a soy sauce mixture.

Traditionally poke bowls consist of poke served over sushi rice, then topped with various vegetables, sesame seeds and umami-spiked sauces.

In this tuna poke salad bowl we are nixing the rice and opting for healthier greens, while 86-ing the spicy, creamy sauce and substituting a mango based dressing.

While Hawaiian tuna poke is healthy, whether or not your poke bowl is healthy completely depends on what else you are adding to your bowl.

A tuna poke bowl loaded with sushi rice, avocado and spicy sauce is going to have a lot more calories and be considerably less healthy than this Avocado Mango Tuna Poke Salad Bowl recipe.

However, no matter how you load-up, layer, or garnish your poke bowls, they are nutrient dense and do contain a high amount of protein and healthy fats, such as Omega 3.

The main key to keeping your poke bowl super healthy is to make sure you are customizing yours to include more greens, fruits, and vegetables and less processed ingredients.

Notes, Tips & Tricks for the best Avocado Mango Tuna Poke Salad Bowl recipe:

1. While the recipe below calls for sushi-grade tuna, you can absolutely substitute the tuna for any seafood you would like, just make sure you are using sashimi quality fish, or cooked seafood. Sushi-grade salmon, octopus, scallops or cooked crab are delicious options for this poke salad bowl!

2. The tuna poke will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for up to one day, however, it is best if eaten on the same day it is prepared.

3. The add-ins for the avocado mango tuna poke salad bowl are pretty limitless. I have included a ton of options in the recipe below, but feel free to use your imagination and top your bowl with whatever your heart desires!

4. The amount of water needed for the mango dressing depends on your preferred consistency for dressing. I recommend starting with 1 tablespoon and adding more water, an additional tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is achieved. For reference, I used 1 1/2 tablespoons of water in my dressing. The same note applies to the honey and sriracha in the dressing. Always make a recipe your own by adjusting the measurements of ingredients to your taste.

Click here for the mango sauce recipe.

Mango and Tuna Poke Salad Bowl
 
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Recipe Type: Main
Ingredients
Tuna Poke:
  • ¼ small Sweet Onion – finely diced (about 3 TBS)
  • 2 Green Onions – thinly sliced
  • 3 TBS Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1 TBS Mirin
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil
  • Hawaiian Sea Salt to taste
  • 12-16 ounces Sushi-grade Tuna – diced into ½’’ cubes
Salad:
  • 1 Cup Seaweed Salad
  • 4-5 Cups Spring Lettuce Mix Can substitute Cooked Short Grain Sushi Rice or Cooked Brown Rice
  • 1 Avocado – sliced
  • ¼ English Cucumber – diced
Dressing:
  • Click the link above for the recipe.
Optional Add-ins/Toppings: Sliced Jalapeno, Tobiko, Sesame Seeds, Diced Mango, Wonton Chips, Cilantro, Chopped Macadamia Nuts, Shredded Carrots, Sugar Snap Peas, Sliced Radishes and/or Pickled Ginger.
    Instructions
    1. Prepare the dressing: Click the link above for the recipe.
    2. Prepare the Tuna Poke: In a medium bowl, combine the onion through the sesame oil. Season with a generous pinch of salt and whisk well to combine. Add the cubed tuna and toss gently to combine.
    3. Assemble the salad: In a serving bowl, add the lettuce, seaweed salad, avocado and cucumber. Top with the tuna poke mixture and optional toppings . Drizzle with dressing. Enjoy!
    Notes
    While the recipe below calls for sushi-grade tuna, you can absolutely substitute the tuna for any seafood you would like, just make sure you are using sashimi quality fish, or cooked seafood. Sushi-grade salmon, octopus, scallops or cooked crab are delicious options for this poke salad bowl!
    The tuna poke will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for up to one day, however, it is best if eaten on the same day it is prepared.
    The add-ins for the avocado mango tuna poke salad bowl are pretty limitless. I have included a ton of options in the recipe, but feel free to use your imagination and top your bowl with whatever your heart desires!
    The amount of water needed for the mango dressing depends on your preferred consistency. I recommend starting with 1 tablespoon and adding more water, an additional tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is achieved. For reference, I used 1½ tablespoons of water in my dressing. The same note applies to the honey and sriracha in the dressing. Always make a recipe your own by adjusting the measurements of ingredients to your taste.

     

    Cheyanne Holzworth

    Hi there! My name is Cheyanne. I am an avid foodie, culinary school graduate, recipe developer and newbie blogger. I find peace and joy being in the kitchen and am obsessed with feeding anyone who has an appetite. I am also a lover of food porn. I picked up a camera one day and fell in love with food photography. Then I got a wack-a-me-me idea to start a food blog and the rest is history. No Spoon Necessary is a place where I share my passion for food and photography with all who care to join me. I also rant, ramble on and share my life a little. In a world filled with so many talented food bloggers, I am simply trying to carve my space in www dot com land, take you all with me on the crazy ride and cook 'n eat some delicious food along the way! So, strap on that apron and work some culinary magic with me. Cheers!

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