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Make Your Own Big Bowl With Poke At Home With This Great Recipe

Big bowls are one of the latest nutrition trend. Here is how to make your own—including a delicious dressing and Poke recipe!

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Big Bowl: a healthy combo of assorted ingredients and toppings that you can mix up or not

Whether it’s a smoothie bowl or a rice bowl, this dish has become a standard on restaurant menus and Instagram feeds. This variation capitalizes on some of the latest nutrition trends. Choose one item for each category, or mix and match your favorite  to fit an Asian theme. The stars of the bowl are poke and seaweed salad, which may be saucy enough for some palates, so serve the sauce on the side.

  • Bean noodles (black bean, adzuki, edamame), cooked according to package instructions
  • Greens (bok choy, kale, collards)
  • Hearty veggies (broccoli, Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes)
  • Light veggies (mushrooms, zucchini, celery)
  • Savory fruits (pomegranate seeds, tomatoes, avocado)
  • Seeds or nuts (sacha inchi seeds, pumpkin seeds, cashews)
  • Seaweed salad, available in most sushi sections at grocery stores
  • Poke (recipe follows)
  • Garnish with sliced green onions, sesame seeds and chopped herbs such as cilantro, basil and mint (optional)

Depending on the ingredients you choose, chop larger or whole vegetables and fruits into bitesize pieces, and you can blanch, stir-fry, saute or roast anything you want cooked. In a bowl, layer 1/4 – 1/2 cup of one ingredient for each category: greens, bean noodles, hearty and light veggies, fruits, seeds or nuts. Add a bed of seaweed salad with poke on top. Garnish with green onions, sesame seeds and herbs, and serve with sauce on the side.

Make Your Own:

ASIAN SAUCE
Serves up to 4

  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 orange, juiced (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 tsp. grated ginger

Mix all ingredients in a jar or small pouring vessel.

POKE
Serves up to 4

  • 1/2 pound sashimi-grade ahi tuna
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1. Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. finely sliced green onions
  • 2 tsp. sesame seeds
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt

With a very sharp knife, cut tuna into 1/2-inch cubes and place in bowl. Add sesame oil, soy sauce, onions, sesame seeds, red pepper flakes and salt. Stir, cover with plastic and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.