Salmon Poke Bowl Recipe

If you are looking for a quick, delicious, and healthy dinner idea, do look no further. This salmon poke bowl recipe ticks all the boxes. Fresh salmon marinated in sweet orange sauce, served on a bed of fluffy sushi rice and topped with your favorite vegetables. So easy – so good!

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poke bowl, marinated salmon, diced cucumbers, grated orange, edame and sliced avocado

So excited to share this poke bowl recipe with you guys! So delicious and easy to prepare for lunch or dinner, and your whole family will love, guaranteed!


This poke bowl requires only a few real ingredients that are easy to find. Here is what you will need:

ingredients needed to make Salmon Poke Bowl.

Salmon marinade ingrediens:

  • Soy sauce. I use organic Tamari sauce because it is gluten-free.
  • Orange juice.
  • Lemon juice.
  • Rice Vinegar. Can be easily found on supermarket shelves or at an Asian grocery store. Look for one that is made of water, rice, and alcohol, nothing else.

Ingredients Notes:

  • Sushi rice. Available in all supermarkets. Feel free to replace sushi rice with brown or cauliflower rice if you would like to reduce your intake of simple carbs.
  • Fresh salmon. You want to make sure your fish is VERY fresh. I would recommend buying it from a good fish shop or fish market and asking the salesperson if the fish is safe to eat raw. Sashimi grade usually means it is safe to eat raw.
  • Vegetables. I served our salmon poke bowl with diced cucumber, grated carrots, and edamame beans. You can use any vegetables you like, there are no rules that can go into your poke bowl.
  • Mayonnaise. When shopping for mayonnaise look for one that is made with whole eggs, (preferably free-range) and sunflower oil. The fewer ingredients on the ingredients list, the better. Avoid mayonnaise that is made with vegetable oil.
  • Spicy sauce.

Find all ingredients and measurements in the recipe card below 👇


Please do not think that you can’t make this recipe if you miss one or two ingredients. You can easily create your own poke bowl. Try adding radishes, shredded cabbage, sauerkraut, kimchi, pickled vegetables, cauliflower, broccoli, corn, onions, chickpeas, mushrooms, the list goes on and on.

  • I used salmon to prepare my poke bowl, but tuna will work very well too.
  • Don’t like fish? Why not make it with some chicken? My easy lemon chicken is a perfect fit for a poke bowl.
  • Would like to go vegan, use tofu instead.
  • Are you on a low-calorie or keto diet? Swap sushi rice for cauliflower rice.

How to make the poke bowl

Sushi Rice: Follow the detailed instructions for cooking perfectly fluffy and seasoned sushi rice.

Marinate the Salmon:

diced fresh salmon on a chopping board with a knife on  the side.

Step 1: Dice the salmon fillets into bite-sized cubes, approximately 1.5 by 1.5 centimeters (0.6 inches).

Diced salmon marinating in a bowl with marinade.

Step 2: Whisk together soy sauce, freshly squeezed orange juice, lemon juice, and rice vinegar in a small bowl. Place the salmon cubes in the marinade, ensuring they’re fully coated. Cover the bowl and refrigerate until ready to assemble your bowls.

Prep Your Veggies & Sesame:

grated carrots on a chopping board.

Peel and grate the carrots.

diced cucumbers in a bowl.

Dice the cucumber.

  • Boil Edamame: Gently boil the edamame beans until tender. Drain and set aside.
  • Roast Sesame: In a dry frying pan over low heat, roast the sesame seeds for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently, until fragrant and lightly golden. Set aside to cool.

Mix Spicy Mayo:

  • In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise and spicy sauce (like sriracha) to your desired level of heat.

How to serve Poke Powl

  • Option 1: Pre-Assembled Bowls: Divide the sushi rice among bowls. Top each with marinated salmon, grated carrots, diced cucumber, edamame beans, and a drizzle of spicy mayo. Sprinkle with roasted sesame seeds for a final touch.
  • Option 2: Poke Bowl Bar: Set out all the prepared ingredients in separate bowls and let your family create their own poke bowl. Your kids will have so much fun!
poke bowl recipe

❄️ How to store

Since the salmon is “cooked” by the acidic marinade, you can safely store poke bowl leftover for up to 24 hours in the refrigerator for a quick and easy lunch the next day.

poke bowl in a round bowl with chopsticks

Salmon Poke Bowl Recipe

Elena Elliott
This Easy Poke Bowl is a quick and healthy meal bursting with fresh flavors. Marinated salmon, fluffy sushi rice, crunchy vegetables, and creamy avocado come together for a delicious and customizable dish. Perfect for busy weeknights!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course dinner
Cuisine Hawaiian
Servings 4 serves


Sushi Rice:

  • 1 cup sushi rice
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp organic raw sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Poke bowl toppings:

  • 2 salmon filets approximately 400g, skin-off, diced
  • 2 Lebanese cucumbers diced
  • 2 medium-size carrots peeled and grated
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 1 cup edamame beans, gently boiled
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp spicy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds roasted

For the marinade:

  • 1/2 cup gluten-free soy sauce I use Tamari
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice approximately 1/2 orange
  • 3 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice approximately 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar


  • Cook sushi rice according to the instructions on the package.
  • While the rice cooks, prepare the marinade: whisk together soy sauce, orange juice, lemon juice, and rice vinegar.
    Dice the salmon into 1.5cm (0.6 inch) cubes. Place in the marinade, cover, and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Peel and grate the carrots, dice the cucumber, and boil the edamame beans until tender. Drain the edamame and set aside.
  • Roast the sesame seeds in a dry pan over low heat for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently, until fragrant and lightly golden.
  • In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise and sriracha.
  • To assemble the poke bowls, divide the sushi rice among bowls. Top with marinated salmon, cucumber, carrots, avocado, edamame, spicy mayo, and roasted sesame seeds. Serve immediately and enjoy!


Marinade: The longer you marinate the salmon the more it will cook in the vinegar. If you prefer fresh salmon, just mix salmon and marinade for 2-3 minutes before serving. I marinated the salmon for 30 minutes and it was amazing. You can leave salmon in the marinade for up to 24 hours.
Fish: While this recipe uses salmon, you can substitute it with other sushi-grade fish like tuna, yellowtail, or even cooked shrimp.
Rice: While sushi rice is traditional, you can use brown rice, quinoa, or even cauliflower rice for a lower-carb option.
Make it ahead of time: You can cook the rice, prepare the marinade, and chop the vegetables in advance. Store each component separately in the refrigerator and assemble the bowls just before serving.
Make it spicy: Kids love the bright colors and flavors of poke bowls. You can adjust the spiciness level by using less or omitting the sriracha sauce.
Make it vegan: Substitute the fish with marinated tofu or tempeh, and use a vegan mayonnaise alternative.
Toppings: Get creative with toppings like mango, avocado, seaweed salad, kimchi, pickled ginger, or chopped nuts.
calories 652
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34 g 52 %
Saturated Fat 5 g 25 %
Monounsaturated Fat 17 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 8 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 32 mg 11 %
Sodium 2792 mg 116 %
Potassium 958 mg 27 %
Total Carbohydrate 67 g 22 %
Dietary Fiber 10 g 40 %
Sugars 18 g  
Protein 17 g 35 %
Vitamin A 117 %
Vitamin C 27 %
Calcium 13 %
Iron 19 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
Keyword Poke bowl, sushi bowl
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  1. 5 stars
    Du hast das für uns zubereitet, es war so lecker, und ich versuche dieses Gericht Morgen selber kochen!!!!!

  2. One word – DELICIOUS. Everyone in the family loved it. Super tasty and so easy to make. I have added this to my rotation.

5 from 4 votes (2 ratings without comment)

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