Recipe – Ahi Tuna Poke

Who loves fresh, delicious Ahi Tuna?! (insert me raising my hand)…I have found the most delicious, fresh, and colorful Ahi Tuna Poke recipe that I must share! Here is the original recipe link.Ahi Tuna Poke - finished

I mean how delicious does this look?!?! The recipe is incredibly easy to follow and you can whip this up for lunch/dinner in less than 30 minutes!

The key is to start with a bright, fresh ahi tuna steak. I try to get my meat/fish from Sprouts (especially if it’s on sale!), and I have always been pleased!

Ahi Tuna Poke - steak

Slice up the steak into 1/2″ size cubes (try to get them as close to equal as possible) and toss them in a bowl.

Ahi Tuna Poke - Chopped

Next, add 3 Tbsp of soy sauce (I always use low sodium…it tastes the exact same and is a lot better for you!).

Ahi Tuna Poke - Soy Sauce

Once you add the soy sauce, pour in 1 Tbsp sesame oil. This might not be a staple in your pantry, so if you need to search at the store to find it, you’ll discover it either next to the soy sauce or the other oils.

Ahi Tuna Poke - Sesame Oil

I love the deep, earthy flavor that the sesame oil gives the tuna! Give the tuna a quick toss in the liquids to start getting a great mix of flavors. Once you gently toss the tuna, add 1 Tbsp of sesame seeds (the recipe called for black and white seeds, but all I had was white…works just as well!).

Ahi Tuna Poke - Sesame Seeds

I might have added a little bit more than a tablespoon because the tiny bit of crunch is great with the silky tuna! Next, sprinkle on two green onions that you have roughly chopped.

Ahi Tuna Poke - Green Onion

The green onions adds a light, clean flavor and a perfect pop of color! The last thing I add is 1 avocado, cut into small cubes (smaller than the cubes of tuna).

Ahi Tuna Poke - Avocado

Another beautiful pop of color! Gently toss all of the ingredients together, cover with some cling wrap, and sit the bowl in the fridge for at least 15 minutes to chill (you could leave it in the fridge for a few hours if made early…just beware that the avocado will start to brown after a few hours). Pull it out, serve it in a fabulous bowl (find my Anthropologie bowl here), grab your chopsticks, and get to eating!

Ahi Tuna Poke - finished

This dish not only looks beautiful, but tastes beautiful as well! I love the mix of the flavors…its the perfect combo of fresh, earthiness, and clean! It is perfect for a hot summer day, a healthy girls brunch, or just for a quick and easy dinner!

Enjoy!

Kristen

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