The Only Tuna Poke Bowl Recipe You Need

This recipe is light, healthy and so delicious you'll come back to it again and again.
Photo by James Stefiuk

For a wow appetizer or lunch spread that shows off your culinary chops, consider tuna poke, a sushi-like mix that’s delicious — and healthful too.


1 pound sushi-grade ahi tuna (also known as yellowfin tuna)

½ cup English cucumber, 1/8-inch dice

3 scallions, finely chopped

3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice (about 2 medium limes)

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 ½ teaspoons grated fresh ginger

4 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds

1 teaspoon sesame oil


Togarashi or freshly ground black pepper


Place a serving dish in the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes.

Trim any dark flesh and fat from the tuna and discard.

Dice into 1/4-inch cubes and place in a large bowl.

Add cucumber, scallions, 2 tablespoons of the lime juice, soy sauce, 3 teaspoons of the sesame seeds, ginger and sesame oil and stir gently to combine.

Season with salt, togarashi or pepper, and remaining 1 tablespoon lime juice as desired.

Transfer to the chilled serving dish and sprinkle with the remaining teaspoon of sesame seeds.

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