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Watermelon Poke Bowl

This Watermelon Poke Bowl is packed with plant-based flavor! You won't miss the fish once you taste the delicious marinated watermelon!

Course Dinner
Cuisine Hawaiian
Servings 2


Watermelon Poke

  • 2 1/2 Cups Watermelon diced


  • Juice from 1/2 Lemon
  • 1 Inch Cube of Ginger grated or minced
  • 2 Tbs Toasted Sesame Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Tamari or Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 Tbs Sesame Seeds
  • 2 Tbs Scallions chopped

The Rest of the Bowl

  • White or brown rice
  • Grated Carrots
  • Sprouts
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Chopped Scallions
  • Any other toppings you like!


  1. To begin, dice the watermelon into approx. 1/4 - 1/2" chunks (see photos for reference).

  2. In a large bowl, mix together the marinade ingredients.

  3. Submerge the watermelon into the marinade and mix around until all the watermelon is evenly coated. Marinate for 30 minutes so that the watermelon can absorb the flavor.

  4. Once watermelon is done marinating, assemble the bowls (but don't throw away the marinade!). Add watermelon poke on top of brown rice, and serve with whatever toppings you like.

  5. Drizzle the entire bowl with a few spoonfuls of the remaining marinade liquid (or even just plain soy sauce). Add a drizzle of sriracha if you'd like to kick things up a notch.

  6. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Please use TOASTED sesame oil for this recipe, not regular untoasted sesame oil. This is a huge component of the flavor profile, so definitely do not skimp on it!