Plant-Based Poke Bowls
So you’re most likely familiar with an exotic fruit smoothie bowl or even a protein-packed Buddha bowl, but what about a plant-powered poke bowl? Poke (pronounced poke-ay) bowls are a classic Hawaiian dish blended with deep Japanese flavours- it’s quite a fusion! Poke quite literally translates to ‘slice or cut’ in Hawaiian so it’s no surprise that traditional poke bowls are made using chunks of raw, marinated fish tossed over rice, topped with veggies and drizzled with umami-flavoured sauces- it’s almost like a deconstructed sushi roll! Poke bowls are generally really healthy, but we thought why not take it a step further and veganise it? Here are some easy to make plant-based poke bowls that capture all of the tastes and textures of the classic bowl, but makes a refreshing meatless take on the Hawaiian dish.
Pickled Tofu with Rice and Veggies
This poke bowl is hearty, delicious and takes less than 30 minutes to put together! Using sriracha for a spicy kick, lime and rice vinegar for some zest, and tamari paired with sesame oil for the all-essential tangy umami flavour, this recipe is perfect for any poke bowl lover!
Avo and Beets with Pickled Cabbage Poke Bowl
You can really experiment with plant-based poke bowls and this avocado and beetroot bowl is no exception! Stacked with a range of different veggies, cubed beetroots and pickled cabbage, this nutritious bowl offers plenty of fibre, probiotics and antioxidants to help keep your gut health in check!
Sea Kale and Sweet Potato Poke Bowl
This poke bowl is a delicious vegan twist to the classic dish! Using a ginger and soy dressing drizzled over seasoned baked sweet potato cubes, this bowl has truly got us drooling! This bowl delivers a rich amount of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium and vitamin B6 (not to forget the healthy omegas thanks to the avocados), making it a nutrient powerhouse for plant-based eaters!
Filled with veggies, plant-based protein, healthy fats and a source of complex carbs, vegan poke bowls are not only nutrient-rich, they are super flavourful and best of all they are really simple to put together. We hope you too feel inspired to create your own poke bowl; don’t forget the beauty of these bowls are that you can totally freestyle it and adapt the bowl to your favourite veggies and flavours!