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Easy Salmon Poke Bowl

Transforming the traditional poke bowl into an easy, approachable meal without compromising on the authentic flavours is the essence of this recipe. This Easy Salmon Poke Bowl features an air-fried salmon, marinated in a savoury mix that brings umami and sweetness to each bite on a bed of jasmine rice.

Salmon Poke Bowl

Poke bowls have become a favourite around the world for their fresh flavours and customizable ingredients. This salmon dish offers a perfect balance between nutrition and taste. My Easy Salmon Poke Bowl takes this concept to new heights, combining the convenience of quick air fryer cooking and the convenient Tilda® Steamed Jasmine Rice pouches with the gourmet appeal of a sushi style dish. Filled with deliciousness this recipe is an ideal choice for a satisfying lunch or dinner!

Poke Bowl Ingredients

  • Salmon: Rich in omega-3s, salmon is the heart of the poke bowl, providing lean protein and a luxurious texture. While this recipe features salmon, some poke recipes opt for tuna instead. If you’re looking to make a vegetarian version of this you could do something similar to cubed tofu as it offers a similar consistency and protein content.
  • Chili Miso Sauce, Maple Syrup, Tamari: This trio creates a marinade that’s both complex and harmonious, infusing the salmon with layers of flavor.
  • Mayonnaise and Sriracha: Combined to form a spicy sauce for the top of the poke bowl, it adds the element of creaminess and a kick.
  • Tilda® Steamed Jasmine Rice: Serve @tildacanada for a nutty, fragrant base that complements the richness of the marinated salmon. Brown rice or sushi rice can be used for those who prefer a different texture or grain.
  • Vegetables & Toppings: Cucumbers, edamame, and green onions add crunch and freshness, while toasted sesame seeds introduce a subtle nuttiness to the dish. These toppings are optional but delicious. I’ve seen people add pickled vegetables, avocado and many other options.

What is a Poke Bowl?

A poke bowl is a traditional Hawaiian dish that is now known all over the place for its fresh, flavorful, and healthy ingredients. Traditionally the dish’s main features are diced raw fish, typically tuna, that’s marinated in soy sauce, sesame oil, and other seasonings. A poke bowl starts with a base of rice, often sushi rice or brown rice, which is then topped with fish. A variety of toppings such as diced avocado, cucumber, seaweed salad, edamame, green onions, and tobiko (fish roe), adding texture and layers of flavor. It’s often garnished with sesame seeds and a drizzle of spicy mayo or wasabi sauce for extra zest.

Can I Use Regular Salmon for Poke?

Absolutely! This recipe is designed to make poke bowls accessible, using air-fried salmon to ensure safety and ease of preparation. It’s a great way to enjoy the poke experience at home, with the added benefit of a warm, crispy texture. Whatever salmon, fish or alternative that you can get your hands on will do just fine.

How to Make Salmon Poke Bowls

The best part about poke bowl recipes is that they are straightforward and easy! This recipe begins with marinating the salmon in a blend of chili miso sauce, maple syrup, and tamari, then air-frying to perfection. The key to a mouth-watering bowl lies in the assembly—layering the warm, fragrant rice with the rich, flavorful salmon, and topping it with a variety of fresh vegetables and a drizzle of spicy mayonnaise sauce.

Toppings for Your Poke Bowl

The beauty of poke bowls is in customization. Feel free to experiment with toppings to suit your taste. Avocado, radishes, or a sprinkle of furikake can add extra flavour and texture to your bowl. There is no wrong ingredient when it comes to poke bowls because it’s all about personal preference and the ease of customizing.

Why You’ll Love This Salmon Poke Bowl

This recipe is a celebration of flavour, texture, and nutrition. It’s simple enough for a weekday meal but sophisticated enough to impress guests. Plus, it’s a great way to increase your intake of omega-3 fatty acids and lean protein, making it a wholesome choice that doesn’t skimp on taste. It comes together in under 30 minutes and depending on how much you make can be a perfect solution to meal prepping or busy weeknights.

Tips For Making the Perfect Poke Bowl

  • Ensure your salmon is marinated well for maximum flavour.
  • If using an air fryer, make sure the salmon is spread out to allow for even cooking.
  • Customize your bowl with a variety of toppings to keep things interesting and cater to your nutritional needs.

Easy Salmon Poke Bowl

Teri-Ann Carty
If you are looking for a quick, easy, protein-packed meal, I’ve got you! I have partnered with @tildacanada to bring you my EASY SALMON POKE BOWL featuring Tilda® Jasmine Rice that cooks in just 2 minutes! This rice is nutty and fragrant and so incredibly delicious that you will wish you had leftovers. It partners beautifully with my air-fried salmon. This recipe is a keeper
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Hawaiian
Servings 2


  • air fryer, microwave


  • 240 g salmon skin removed and cut into cubes
  • 1 tbsp chili miso sauce
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp tamari or soy sauce
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp sriracha
  • 1 cup frozen edamame
  • ¼ English cucumber thinly sliced
  • 1 green onion sliced
  • sprouts optional
  • sea salt to taste
  • toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 bag Tilda® Steamed Jasmine Rice


  • Place cubed salmon into a bowl.  Add child miso sauce, maple syrup and tamari. Mix well to combine.  Set aside while you prepare remaining ingredients. 
  • Cut your vegetables and set aside.
  • Place mayonnaise and sriracha in a bowl and stir to combine.
  • Preheat air-fryer to 390 for 3 minutes. Spray the air-fryer with non-cook spray and place salmon cubes in the air-fryer.  Air-fry for 9 minutes, shaking basket halfway.
  • While salmon is air-frying microwave edamame for 90 seconds, cover with a plate and set aside.
  • Squeeze 1 bag Tilda® Steamed Jasmine rice pouch several times and tear a 2” strip off the top.  Place pouch in the microwave for 2 minutes.
  • Divide rice into 2 bowls and layer poke bowl ingredients on top.
  • Serve immediately.


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Keyword dairy free, easy salmon recipe, gluten free, poke bowl

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