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Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl with Citrus Ponzu & Siracha Aioli | #sponsored by @inspiredleafygreens #dairyfree #glutenfree #sustainable // JustineCelina.com


My Ahi Tuna Poke Bowls with Citrus Ponzu & Sriracha Aioli are an explosion of traditional Japanese flavours infused with a west coast vibe and all the fixings -- a mashup of sustainable, sashimi grade ahi tuna, avocado, carrot, cucumber, mango and grilled asparagus adorn a bed of organic brown rice and tender greens, topped with a scratch made, Gluten Free Citrus Ponzu, drizzled with Sriracha Garlic Aioli and garnished with roasted sesame seeds, nori and scallions.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2



  • 2 tbsp good quality Mirin if you're unfamiliar with the ingredient, please head over to Diversivore's pantry page
  • 1/2 cup Tamari gluten free soy sauce
Alternatively, if you don't need this recipe to be gluten free, substitute for regular soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • 3 tbsp filtered water
  • 2 tbsp Bonito flakes for a vegan option, omit


  • 8 oz fillet or 1 cup, diced sashimi grade ahi tuna (sustainable, if possible)
If you're vegan, this works beautifully with firm tofu!
  • 2 tbsp Gluten Free Citrus Ponzu
  • 1 scallion
  • 1 tbsp roasted sesame seeds


  • 1/2 cup good quality mayonnaise or vegan mayo
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 small clove of garlic
  • 2 turns or a pinch of Himalayan pink salt


  • 1/2 cup organic long grain brown rice (makes 1 cup cooked)
  • 1 head Inspired Greens Multileaf Trio
  • 1 mango
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 carrots
  • 10 sprigs asparagus
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Pinch of Himalayan pink salt


  • Roasted sesame seeds
  • Scallion
  • Crumbled nori sheets or nori sprinkles
  • Optional: Bonito flakes garlic chips, picked ginger, coconut flakes, tobiko, etc! Have with with it -- garnish these bowls with whatever you like on your sushi!


  1. Start by preparing your brown rice as instructed on the package. Typically, it takes about 30 - 40 minutes to cook and we have lots of work to do in the meantime!
  2. Prepare your Gluten Free Citrus Ponzu. Combine all ingredients except Bonito flakes in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in Bonito flakes. Let the mixture cool, then strain into a bowl (I found a cheesecloth worked well). Cover and refrigerate until we assemble the bowls.
  3. Prepare the Ahi Tuna Poke. Begin by dicing the ahi tuna fillet into bite sized pieces. Add ahi tuna to a bowl with 2 tbsp of Gluten Free Citrus Ponzu along with 1 tbsp of roasted sesame seeds and 1 tbsp of chopped scallion. Cover and refrigerate to marinate while we work on the rest of the recipe.
  4. Prepare the Sriracha Garlic Aioli by mincing garlic, then combining all ingredients in a medium, metal bowl. Whisk together. Cover and refrigerate until we assemble the bowls.
  5. Start prepping the fruit and veggies. Trim the ends from your asparagus and light up the BBQ (I love the texture of grilled asparagus, but you can feel free to saute or boil it!). Begin by seasoning the asparagus with olive oil, Himalayan pink salt and grilling at 500°F for 5 minutes on each side (approximately 10 minutes total, depending on the size of your asparagus). Once bright green and tender, remove from the grill and set aside to cool. Your rice should be ready around this time!
  6. While the asparagus is grilling, slice everything up for your poke bowls! Begin by slicing cucumber into matchsticks, dicing mango, spiralizing (or shredding) carrots and slicing avocado. Remove the root from the Inspired Greens Living lettuce, wash the leaves.
  7. Assemble Ahi Tuna Poke Bowls by adding 1/2 a cup of rice to one side of your bowl, then add Inspired Greens to the other, along the perimeter. Build your bowls in a clockwise format, adding fruits and veggies as you go.
  8. Reserve a spot in the middle for 1/2 cup of Ahi Tuna Poke. Top with approximately 3 tbsp of Gluten Free Citrus Ponzu and a drizzle of Sriracha Garlic Aioli.
  9. Garnish with roasted sesame seeds, nori, scallion and whatever else your heart desires.
  10. 10. Enjoy immediately!