Looking for a vegan twist on a traditional poké bowl? This beet poké recipe has all the delicious flavors and none of the fish!
I have a confession to make – I live in Hawaii and I don’t love poké bowls. I know, it sounds crazy. It’s fully a texture issue for me, because I love the flavor. My happy medium is a good beet substitute, which makes the ultimate vegan poké bowl.
After many delicious beet bowls around the island, I made it my mission to recreate the recipe in my own kitchen. How hard could it be?
It turns out making beet poké isn’t hard, but it does require some prep work. The good news is that once you have the prep down and ingredients gathered, you can have bowl material ready for an entire week. Or maybe if you’re like me, it will only last so long in your refrigerator.
Beet Poké Bowl
The key to making a good vegan (or vegetarian) bowl is to get the flavor right for the “poké” portion. I used Love Beets, because that is what is readily available to me, and frankly they taste great!
Beet Poké Recipe
For the beet poké portion, you will need:
2 packs Love Beets (about 10 small beets), rinsed and chopped
1/2 jalapeno, diced
1/4 cup Maui sweet onions, diced
6 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1. In a large bowl, combine beets, jalapeños, and onions.
2. In a smaller bowl, whisk together soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic and ginger.
3. Pour the mixture over the beets and let marinate for about 10 minutes (or more!)
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Vegan Poké Bowl
With your beets made, it’s time is assemble your bowl. I like to use edamame, radishes, sprouts, rice, and avocado, but you can truly add whatever you like. Honestly, just beets and rice mixed together is divine.
One thing you shouldn’t skip is the spicy mayo drizzled on top. I made it by combining vegan mayo, sriracha, and soy sauce. You can make it more or less spicy depending on preference!