A healthy, tasty, and endless combination of dishes arrive from the incredible islands of Hawaii-Poke. Try this vegan version, you'll love it!
The traditional formula of Poke is BASE (rice or noodles or green salad) + PROTEIN (raw tuna or other raw fish) + DRESSING + TOPPINGS (seeds, avocado, chili, onion, seaweed, herbs). This time our recipe will be vegan, and we will replace the fish with watermelon.
The origins of poke go back to the time of the native Hawaiians. In fact, poke means 'chop' in its original language. It was in the '80s that poke traveled to California, where it became very popular and fused with new fashionable flavors.
Ingredients for 4 people
- 1 cup steamed brown rice, cold
- 3 cups small cubed watermelon
- 1 tablespoon jalapeño, chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
- lemon zest
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 11/2 teaspoons sesame oil
- pinch of salt
- diced avocado
- finely sliced red onion
- coriander, mint or basil, or a mixture of all three
- Cook the rice, as usual, cut the watermelon into bite-size cubes.
- In a large bowl, mix the dressing ingredients, the jalapeño, the ginger, the lemon zest, the lemon juice, the soy sauce, the sesame oil, and the pinch of salt, add the watermelon and let it sit for a minimum of 10 minutes.
- When the rice is ready, divide it into four portions, divide the watermelon between the four dishes. Sprinkle sesame seeds, avocado, finely sliced purple onion, and chopped fine herbs.
Serve and enjoy!
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