Watermelon Poke Bowls

These plant-based bowls bring summer to your table with watermelon poke, creamy wasabi-tamari dressing and all the fixins’!

Watermelon Poke Bowls ♡ Vegan + GF | Homegrown ProvisionsPoke, poke, everywhere! While trendsetters swear poke (pronounced “POH-keh”) is the next generation of sushi, this Hawaiian staple has been around for centuries. If you’ve ever been to the Aloha State, chances are you’ve seen poke bowls (traditionally made with ahi tuna) served up just about everywhere. From roadside stands to neighborhood gas stations, poke is Hawaii’s fast-casual, healthy food.

Watermelon Poke Bowl Ingredients | Homegrown ProvisionsThese craveable watermelon poke bowls are no exception. They riff off the traditional and offer a plant-based version made with summery watermelon. Isn’t is interesting how watermelon and tuna share the same hue?

Watermelon Poke Bowls ♡ Vegan + GF | Homegrown ProvisionsSwapping out traditional poke for sweet, juicy, sesame-tamari marinated watermelon brings summer right to your table. Base-layers can be modified to suit your needs, but these watermelon poke bowls are kept fresh and clean with garden-grown salad greens (instead of rice). And then there’s the toppings, oh the toppings! There’s so many to choose from.

Watermelon Poke Bowls ♡ Vegan + GF | Homegrown ProvisionsThese watermelon poke bowls feature a plethora, including maple tamari roasted nuts, scallions, cucumbers, watermelon radish, and pickled ginger. (To name a few!) But feel free to mix up this recipe based on whatever toppings you love. These poke bowls are finished off with a creamy wasabi-tamari dressing. Drizzle a little (or a lot) on top. It’s quite delicious and the wasabi adds a healthy kick.

Watermelon Poke Bowls ♡ Vegan + GF | Homegrown ProvisionsSometimes a dish is so good, you savor every last bite. This is one of those dishes. Watermelon poke bowls are perfect for days when putting something fresh on the table is a must, but you don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. These make-ahead bowls can be pulled together in a cinch or simply thrown together as a nutritious meal.

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Watermelon Poke Bowls ♡ Vegan + GF | Homegrown Provisions

Watermelon Poke Bowls

  • Author: Homegrown Provisions
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 2

Ingredients

For the Dressing

  • 4 tbsp low-sodium tamari
  • 2 tbsp brown rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp wasabi paste
  • 3 tbsp vegan mayo

Watermelon Poke Bowls

  • 5 cups cubed watermelon
  • a few handfuls of spring mix salad greens
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 1/2 avocado, pitted and sliced
  • 1 watermelon radish, ends removed and sliced
  • 2 cups maple-tamari roasted nuts (cashews and/or peanuts)
  • 1 serrano pepper, sliced (optional)
  • 2 tbsp pickled ginger
  • 1/4 cup scallions
  • microgreens, for garnish
  • sesame seeds, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Place all dressing ingredients in a small food processor (except for wasabi paste a mayo) and whirl away for a few seconds.
  2. Pour half of the dressing into a medium-sized bowl and add the cubed watermelon. Lightly mix to coat. Move the bowl to the refrigerator and let the watermelon poke marinate for about 10 minutes (the longer the watermelon marinates the better).
  3. Add wasabi paste and mayo to the remaining half of the dressing. Using the food processor, whirl away until dressing is smooth and creamy. The dressing will have the consistency of a vinaigrette.
  4. While the watermelon is marinating, begin to assemble the poke bowls.
  5. Add handfuls of salad greens to two bowls. Top each bowl with avocado, watermelon radish, pickled ginger, scallions, micro greens, cucumber, maple-tamari roasted nuts, sliced pepper and sesame seeds as desired. Add watermelon poke.
  6. Eat and enjoy!

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