Healthy 30-Minute Salmon Poke Recipe

30-Minute Salmon Poke Recipe
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Poke bowls are currently all the rage, and we can understand why. Packed with lean protein, hearty grains, veggies and loads of flavor, they make a delicious, balanced meal. Instead of traditional sushi rice, we swap in quinoa, which is higher in fiber and protein. The chunks of salmon are marinated in a deliciously spicy sesame sauce that tenderizes the fish so it melts in your mouth. You can customize this poke recipe by adding the toppings of your choice. We love the contrasting flavors of pickled radishes, creamy avocado and crunchy cabbage. Mix and match flavors to get it just the way you like.

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Healthy Salmon Poke Recipe

Makes 2 poke bowls

Prep time: 30 minutes


For the salmon: 
1/2 pound salmon, cut into small bite size cubes
3 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
1/2 tablespoon sesame oil
1 1/2 teaspoons Sriracha
1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1 teaspoon black sesame seeds

For the pickled radishes:
5 radishes, cut into thin slices
3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon honey or sugar
Pinch of salt

For the poke bowl: 
1/2 cup cooked quinoa
1/2 avocado, diced
1 carrot, cut into matchstick sized pieces
2/3 cup shredded red cabbage
1 tablespoon chopped green onions
1/2 cucumber, cubed
1 tablespoon black sesame seeds
1 sheet nori, shredded


  1. Whisk together the soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar and Sriracha in a small bowl. Add in the cubes of salmon, chopped green onions and sesame seeds and stir. Place the salmon in the fridge to marinate for 20 minutes
  2. In another bowl, whisk together the rice wine vinegar, honey and salt, and then add in the radishes. Refrigerate for a minimum of 10 minutes or until ready to use.
  3. To assemble the poke bowls, add the quinoa to the base of two bowls. Then, top each bowl with diced avocado, carrots, shredded cabbage and diced cucumber. Divide the marinated salmon between the two bowls, pouring any excess sauce over the quinoa. Garnish with the pickled radishes, shredded nori, green onions and sesame seeds.

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