Vegan Poke Bowl

While it may seem like a new trend for 2018, this simple, revamped version of the buddha bowl is just a little bit seductive. The Hawaiian Poke Bowl has actually been around for centuries. It’s basically Hawaii’s favourite food and for a few very good reasons. Poke is healthy, delicious and totally unique. The combination of colours and flavours are adaptable and divine. 

Think of Poke Bowls like deconstructed sushi! In Hawaii they're even mostly served with raw Salmon or Tuna. My vegan version contains tofu and mushrooms on top of sushi rice. I love adding mango to the bowl but you can swap it for something else like pineapple if you prefer. 

You can make these in advance and pack a lunchbox for work, or throw it together pretty simply and fast in a pan for lunch at home. Last day of sunshine here in Northern England before tomorrows day of rain. So in traditional Hawaii style I'm enjoying this beauty sat outdoors on my favourite step in my bikini while I can! 

INGREDIENTS (makes 2 bowls)

1 avocado

60g sushi rice

100g tofu (firm if possible) 

8 chestnut mushrooms

1 tbsp coconut oil

tsp tamari (gluten free soy)

1/2 tsp turmeric

1/2 tsp coriander

Pinch of coconut sugar or drop of maple syrup

14 green beans

1 mango

Basil or coriander (cilantro) leaves

Juice of half a lime

HERE'S HOW

Boil a pan of water, add the sushi rice and simmer

Meanwhile heat the coconut oil in a frying pan, add the tofu and mushrooms, add the spices, tamari and coconut sugar and stir intermittently 

Drain the sushi rice and serve in a bowl

Spoon out the mushrooms and tofu and add those to the bowl and once you've done so leave the pan on the heat and add the green beans to it

Slice the avocado and mango in half and chop the mango into cubes. Add to the bowl

The beans don't need long if you like them fairly crisp. Add those to the bowl

Squeeze lime juice over your bowl and add basil or coriander for flavour

 

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2 comments

  • Linda how is it possible to hate avocado?! Have you tried them with a tiny pinch of salt and fresh lime juice? The beauty of these bowls is that you can add anything you like! So perhaps some fresh cucumber and grated carrot? Hanna x

    Hanna Sillitoe
  • I hate avocado – is there an alternative I can use to replace this?

    Linda McFadyen

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