Poke bowls have been making an appearance everywhere lately! I’ve been seeing them all over social media, and even some local Poke bars popping up here in Montreal.
Traditionally, poke bowls are made with raw fish, and severed on some rice with an assortment of toppings such as edemame beans, fresh veggies, and mangos.
This recipe for ginger tempeh poke bowl with grilled pineapple is a great vegetarian take-off of the traditional dish. It’s loaded with marinaded tempeh, grilled pineapple, and served on a bed of sprouted brown rice. Not only is this dish healthy, but you have the added benefits of the tempeh, a fermented food that is great for your gut-health, and inflammation!
- 1 pack tempeh
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsb avocado oil (or other neutral cooking oil)
- 2 tbsp lime juice
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp grated ginger
- 1 cup sprouted brown rice
- 8 slices pineapple
- ½ cup edemame
- 1 avocado, sliced
- ½ cucumber, sliced
- 2 large carrots, sliced or chopped
- 1 cup bean sprouts
- ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
- tbsp baby pickled ginger
- lime & sesame seeds for topping (optional)
- If your tempeh comes frozen, take it out of the fridge to defrost before you begin the recipe.
- Place your tempeh in a saucepan filled with about 3-4 inches of water and bring to boil. Cover and let simmer for 10 minutes.
- In the meantime, let's make our tempeh marinade.
- Combine soy sauce, avocado oil, lime juice, maple syrup, and grated ginger in a bowl and stir until combined.
- Remove tempeh from the saucepan, cut into cubes or triangles,and place covered in the marinade overnight. (or for at least 2 hours)
- Once tempeh is marinated, grill it on the bbq, or cook it in a saucepan on medium heat, about 2-3 minutes on each side. You can also put your pineapple on the grill at the same time, for about 2 minutes on each side.
- Cook your rice according to package directions.
- To assemble your bowls, place rice on the bottom, and top with tempeh, pineapple, edemame, avocado, cucumber, carrots, bean sprouts, ginger and cilantro.
- Sprinkle sesame seeds and squeeze some lime on top if you desire.
If you like this recipe for my ginger tempeh poke bowl, and are interested in more one-bowl style recipes make sure to check out my banh mi bowls with sticky tofu!