Ahi Poke Recipe

Ahi Poke

Ahi Poke

Serves 4
Prep time 40 minutes
Meal type Appetizer, Lunch, Main Dish, Salad, Side Dish
Misc Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
Hawaiian-style raw tuna salad. Serve with rice for a light meal.


  • 1 cube fresh tuna (cut tuna into 1/2)
  • 1/4 of a whole onion red onions (thinly sliced. Add more onions to taste.)
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons soy sauce (amount of soy sauce will depend on the brand and salt level)
  • 1 - 1 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 - 1 1/2 teaspoon chili garlic sauce (optional)


  • 1/2 cup ogo/seaweed (coarse chopped)
  • frozen grated ginger (to taste)
  • chopped unsalted macademia nuts (about 4-5 nuts)


  • The brand of soy sauce can affect the taste and salt level of the poke. It's best to add less and add more to taste. Add less soy sauce if you are eating the tuna without any rice.
  • If using fresh ginger, do 2 -3 passes over the grater.
  • If using salted macadamia nuts, rinse off salt and chop for garnish.
  • If you don't like things spicy, omit the chili garlic sauce.
  • Add more onions ot taste.
  • Add more onions to tate



Step 1
Cut tuna into 1/2" cubes and place in a large mixing bowl. Add in washed and coarsely chopped seaweed (optional), sliced onions, green onions, and sesame seeds. Set aside.

Step 2
Mix together soy sauce, sesame oil, chili garlic sauce, grated ginger (to taste or about 5-6 passes across the grater). Add the sauce onto the tuna mixture and gently toss until well incorporated. Place poke into the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors marinate. Add chopped macadamia nuts just before serving (optional) with rice.