I love, love, love poke bowls but now that I’m eating more plant based foods, the raw fish is out. So… Watermelon Poke Bowl to the rescue! No, the watermelon doesn’t taste like ahi tuna poke, but it is really, really tasty and makes a good vegan substitute. Plus…all the other goodies piled in the bowl make this a bowl meal I’m sure will be repeated this summer!
The past several weeks I’ve been eating a plant based diet in an effort to eat healthier and lower my cholesterol (which dropped 62 points already, yay!) I’m so happy to be back in the kitchen trying new recipes after a long absence from the regular blogging. I enjoyed this Watermelon Poke Bowl so much, a great alternative to satisfy my ahi poke bowl cravings!
Watermelon Poke Bowl
For the Watermelon:
2 C. cubed watermelon
3 Tbls. soy sauce
2 Tbls. sesame oil
1 Tbls. sesame seeds
2 tsp. lime juice
1 tsp. garlic chili sauce (or Sriracha)
1 tsp. agave nectar
1 tsp. rice vinegar
2 scallions, finely chopped
For the Bowls (use toppings you like… these are suggestions. and what I used):
thinly sliced cucumber
Sriracha Mayo to drizzle on top
Prepare the watermelon:
Whisk together watermelon marinade ingredients in bowl, taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Add watermelon cubes and marinate several hours or overnight. I like to use a large ziplock plastic bag.
Assemble the bowls:
Add brown rice to individual bowls. Scoop out some watermelon with a slotted spoon and add to bowls. Finish bowls with desired toppings and a drizzle of Sriracha Mayo, if desired.