Ahi poke is quick, protein-loaded, healthy meal that will leave you feeling full yet energized and refreshed. The best thing is that there are endless possibilities for dressings and ingredient combination, there is a version for everyone. It has been in the culture for hundreds of years and has been making its way to other countries. More people are realizing what a nutritious, delicious salad it is. The key to a good salad is high-quality fish.
These days you can find it at any fish market and in quality grocery stores. You can use any type of fish, but tuna is the classic option. Homemade ahi poke salad is a delicious treat that is ready in 20 minutes. It contains tons of healthy nutrients and topped with fresh tuna and self-made sauce.
The hardest part of the recipe is finding a quality piece of tuna. Once you have it, the rest of the ingredients are in your kitchen already. You can eat the salad by yourself with a chilled cocktail. It’s a perfect meal to clean out the fridge and test new flavors.
This ahi poke recipe is one of the authentic combinations. It features classic ingredients with an added twist from homemade sauce.
Hawaiian healthy dinner recipe
Hawaiian people know how to eat healthy and they make super delicious recipes. This one features flavorful marinated tuna and is loaded with proteins and fats. It's a great way to finish your day.
- 3 juiced limes
- 15 ml sesame oil
- zest of ½ lime
- 15 ml rice vinegar
- 7 ml white pepper
- 4 ml salt
- 1 pound quality fresh or frozen tuna
- 20 g chopped green onions
- 15 ml Sriracha
- 1 bag mixed greens
- 15 ml sesame seeds
- 1 diced avocado
First, you need to make the base. Take a large bowl and mix lime juice and zest, sesame oil, rice vinegar and white peppers. Let the sauce chill for 5 minutes. Store frozen leftovers for 2 weeks.
Cut all tuna into small parts, add to the sauce. Add onions, avocado, Sriracha, greens, sesame seeds. Make sure tuna is coated in the sauce. Let it chill for a couple of minutes and your ahi poke is ready.
If you want to add more crunch to the recipe, you can add wontons, carrots, ginger. If you want more flavor, add dried seaweed, mushrooms and crab meat. You can substitute fish for tofu. Just cut it in small cubes, marinate for an hour and add to the salad.
If you prefer extra crunch, add crispy baked wontons. You can add shredded carrots, pickled ginger, crab meat, furikake, seaweed salad, dried seaweed. Another option is to cut tofu into small cubes, let it marinate for 30 minutes and add to the salad for an extra protein.