Skip to main content

Salmon Poke Bowl Recipe | High-Protein Meal Prep

Salmon Poke Bowl Recipe | High-Protein Meal Prep
Lauren Dawes
Writer and expert2 years ago
View Lauren Dawes's profile

Switch up your meal prep routine with this fresh & flavour-packed poke bowl.

Bored of the same recipes on rotation? Here’s a great macro-friendly lunch option that’s perfect to take with you to work and won’t have you waiting on microwaves. This is @niallkirkland’s take on a poke bowl, which is a traditional main dish of Native Hawaiian cuisine.  

It’s ideal for a balanced meal that’ll keep you fuelled throughout the day as it offers a healthy portion of carbs from the sticky rice, omega-3 & protein from the salmon, and plenty of crisp, fresh veggies for vitamins, minerals, and fibre. Oh, and that sriracha marinade adds a kick to keep your tastebuds happy too.  

Not a fan of raw fish? You could try with crispy tofu pieces instead. One of the best things about these poke bowls is that you can totally make them your own by mixing up the extras you include.  

Serves 4


  • 3 tbsp. light mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp. sriracha
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. mirin (or any other rice wine vinegar)
  • 1 tbsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 300 g sashimi grade salmon
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2-3 spring onions
  • 1 avocado (sliced)
  • 1 cup ready-to-eat edamame beans
  • 250 g sticky white sushi rice
  • 1-2 shallots (finely sliced)
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • To garnish: sesame seeds



First, mix together the light mayonnaise, sriracha, soy sauce, mirin, sesame oil, and honey to make a smooth marinade. 


Reserve ½ the marinade to use as a dressing later, then add sashimi salmon to remaining marinade. Mix salmon together with marinade, being careful not to damage it, then leave to marinate for at least one hour. 


Rinse sushi rice thoroughly until the water runs clear. Then, cook sushi rice according to packet instructions (usually cook for around 10 minutes and then steam for 10 minutes) and leave to cool before serving.


Chop your cucumber into quarters, thinly slice the spring onions lengthways, and julienne carrots using a peeler.  


Now heat the coconut oil in a non-stick pan and add sliced shallots. Gently sauté the shallots on low heat for approximately 7 minutes, until they turn brown and crispy. Then remove from pan and transfer to a piece of paper kitchen towel. 


Once, everything is ready, build your poke bowl, by layering rice first then all your toppings. Garnish with sesame seeds and enjoy immediately, or keep in airtight containers in the fridge for up to 3 days as meal prep.  

Nutritional info per serving:

Total Fat19g
Total Carbohydrates70g

Try these meal prep ideas next:


21 Healthy Lunch Recipes | Mix Up Your Meal Prep

There’s more to life than chicken and rice, we promise.

3 years agoBy Lauren Dawes

17 High Protein Shakes To Boost Your Daily Intake & How To Make Them

Your daily protein shake will never be boring again.

2 months agoBy Liam Agnew
Lauren Dawes
Writer and expert
View Lauren Dawes's profile

Lauren is an English Literature graduate originally from the South. She’s always loved swimming, has discovered the power of weight training over the past few years, and has lots of room for improvement in her weekly hot yoga class.

On the weekends she’s usually cooking or eating some kind of brunch, and she enjoys trying out new recipes with her housemates – especially since shaking off student habits, like mainly surviving off pasta. Above all, she’s a firm believer in keeping a balance between the gym and gin.

Find out more about Lauren’s experience here.