Spicy Tuna Poke

Spicy Tuna Poke

Last night, Chris and I had Hawaiian food for dinner.  It took me back to the times when we vacationed in Hawaii and all the wonderful poke dishes we had.  I was inspired to make my own version of tuna poke at home.  This is awesome with some rice and a side of macaroni salad (not pictured).  I didn’t make the salad, as I was lazy.  I’ll have a write-up of the recipe soon in another post.

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  • 1 pound of sushi-grade ahi tuna, diced
  • 1 ripe avocado, diced
  • 2 scallions, minced
  • 1/2 of a Persian cucumber, sliced (half-moon shape)
  • 1 teaspoon of sesame oil
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of sriracha hot chili sauce, depending on how spicy you like it
  • 1/4 teaspoon of soy sauce or less if you don’t want your poke too dark
  • 1/4 teaspoon of sesame seeds (optional)


In a medium bowl, combine tuna, avocado, scallions, cucumber, sesame oil, sriracha, soy sauce and sesame seeds.  Mix well.  Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.  Serve over rice.


4 thoughts on “Spicy Tuna Poke

  1. i love poke! we had so much during our honeymoon in Hawaii but i never thought to make it myself . this recipe simple enough 🙂 i have no more excuse to try!

    • I think the hard part is finding fresh sushi-grade tuna. If you know a reputable fish monger then everything else is easy. Let me know how it turns out! 🙂

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