Vegan Poke Bowl

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This vegan, nutritious poke bowl filled with lots of veggies and a sriracha dressing is so delicious and addicting.  A one-bowl recipe with so many beautiful ingredients and easy to make is a perfect meal that is customizable for your palate.

A poke bowl in Hawaiian is usually meant as a meal that has chunks of marinated fish brought together with rice, vegetables and a dressing.  Though it is a Hawaiian-American dish, the flavors are influenced from Japanese cuisine which is a favorite in our home.

I wanted to make a vegan version of a traditional poke bowl, so I chose to marinate beets, and use toasted tofu instead of the fish.  Carrot lox was an amazing addition also to this bowl.  Here are all of the ingredients I used to make this bowl:

  • Marinated Beets – marinated beets have a similar texture and color to tuna poke:  smooth and buttery.  Mixed with a poke sauce, they pick up the flavors of tamari, sesami, and sriracha.
  • Tofu – crispy tofu chunks are the perfect addition for protein in this bowl. You can also add edamame or tempeh.
  • Carrot Lox – This is a great way to add a crunchy texture, and a bit of fishy flavor without the fish.  If you don’t have time to prep the carrot lox, feel free to substitute it with seaweed salad.
  • Brown Rice – this is a great base for your bowl and soaks up all of the flavors of the different ingredients.  For a gluten free option, substitute with Quinoa instead.
  • Veggies & Fruits – I used radishes and avocados, but there are so many other vegetables that can be added.  Think purple cabbage, cucumbers, peas, and mung bean sprouts.
  • Dressing – a Sriracha Mayo dressing is the perfect topping to bring this bowl together.  Use vegan mayo or vegan yogurt to make the dressing – both work well.
  • Garnishes – use sesame seeds, jalapenos, lemon wedges, or cilantro to garnish this bowl for the finishing touch.

So what are you waiting for?  Give this delicious bowl a try and tag me with your creations!

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I'm Sapna, a foodie, blogger, wife, mom of two beautiful girls, and lover of spices.  I have a background in Nutrition and Dietetics, which I use to incorporate healthy options into all of my recipes.  I love traveling to new places, trying new food, and in turn, creating them in my kitchen to relive the magic. When I'm not in the kitchen, I love curling up with a good book, playing with my munchkins, running, hanging out with friends, and gardening.

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