There is something to be said about the simplicity of fresh and simple ingredients. Beautiful and delicious dishes do not need a long list of complex ingredients you need to go to specialty stores for. Nor do they need hours of various cooking methods. All you need for a stellar dish is a great recipe combined with a variety of fresh, high quality ingredients that are loaded with flavor.
This is one one of the main reasons why poke bowls are a favorite dish among so many people. One look, one bite, and people are instantly transported to their favorite island destination where the food is nothing but fresh. The different textures, the complex, but bright flavors, and the nutrient dense ingredients that leave you feeling satisfied and healthy. Another added bonus to poke bowls is how quickly they come together. Because you are using raw ingredients, there is no cooking time and they are easily customizable so everyone can build their bowls exactly how they want. Grab your suitcase and be virtually transported to your favorite Hawaiian island!
What is a Poke Bowl?
In Hawaiian, Poke /poʊˈkeɪ (pronounced poh-KAY) is a native dish made up of freshly caught cut fish that has been marinated in soy sauce and sesame oil, then place on a bed of fresh vegetables and rice. However, unlike traditional poke, this recipe omits the rice to keep things keto friendly. This dish can be eaten as an appetizer or the main star of the meal. The key to a great poke bowl is always using the freshest ingredients possible, from the seafood you use, the flavorings, and the vegetables you decide to build your bowl with.
Spicy Salmon Keto Poke Bowl Ingredients
- Salmon or Ahi Tuna- wild, sushi grade fish
- Coconut Aminos- use in replace of soy sauce
- Sesame Oil- adds a delicious, nutty flavor
- Lime- provides a tangy flavor and the acidity helps “cook” the fish ever so slightly
- Sriracha- chili paste or red pepper flakes
- Vegetables- traditional options are cabbage, cucumber, lettuce, radish, carrots, and fresh herbs like cilantro
Keto Poke Bowl Variations
Keto Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl
Both salmon and ahi tuna have similar nutritional profiles, but contains less fat and has more protein. It is a more mild option for fish and equally delicious. For those who are skeptical of raw seafood, ahi tuna is a great option and less “fishy” than salmon.
Keto Chicken Poke Bowl
Turn your raw poke bowl into a delicious chicken bowl using cooked chicken breast. To keep that fresh, light taste use cooked and cold chicken breast or chicken thighs for more flavor. This will be more like a poke “salad”, but equally delicious and fresh.
How to Make Spicy Salmon Keto Poke Bowl
The marinade is simple. Just add coconut aminos or soy sauce, sesame oil, lime juice, monk fruit, and sriracha to a medium sized bowl. Use salt and pepper to taste. Adjust the amount of heat using more or less sriracha. Add cut fish to the bowl and toss to coat. This should sit for at least 10 minutes or up to one hour in the fridge.
Build Poke Bowl
Add your desired vegetables to the bottom of each bowl. Add marinated fish and top with avocado and any desired toppings. You can also create a spicy keto poke sauce using 1/4 cup mayonnaise and 2-3 teaspoons of sriracha if you like.
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Spicy Salmon Keto Poke Bowl FAQs
How many carbs are in this poke bowl recipe?
This will depend on the vegetables and toppings you choose for your bowl. Vegetables like carrots will add slightly more carbohydrates than cucumbers, so just be aware if you are wanting a truly keto friendly poke bowl. As written, this recipe has 8 grams of net carbs.
Can I make a keto poke bowl ahead of time?
Poke bowls are best made fresh. Salmon and ahi tuna should only marinate for up to one hour in the fridge. To cut prep time down before a meal, you can chop and prepare your vegetables and toppings up to 1 day in advanced, then marinade your fish fresh before serving.Print
Spicy Salmon Keto Poke Bowl
Pack your bags and get ready to be transported to the Hawaiian islands with this spicy salmon keto poke bowl. It’s light, fresh, and full of bright flavors. This is all of your sushi dreams, deconstructed into a perfect bowl of deliciousness!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- 12 ounces fresh salmon cut into 1” cubes
- 1 cup red cabbage (finely sliced)
- 1 cup green cabbage (finely sliced)
- 1 cup English cucumber (thinly sliced)
- 2 tablespoons coconut aminos
- 3 tablespoon lime juice
- 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1/2 tablespoon monk fruit
- 1–2 teaspoons sriracha (to taste)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh cilantro
- Sesame seeds
- Green onion
- Prepare fish by adding marinade ingredients to a large bowl. Whisk well to combine and adjust seasonings to taste. Add cubes of salmon and stir to coat.
- Begin to build your low carb poke bowl by adding cabbage to the bottom of each bowl and layer with riced cauliflower. Add salmon and desired toppings. Drizzle with keto poke sauce and garnish with sesame seeds.
- Serving Size: 1 bowl
- Calories: 331
- Fat: 25g
- Carbohydrates: 12g
- Fiber: 4g
- Protein: 20g
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