Spicy Tuna Poke in Avocado

I’ve got a thing for raw foods, salads, and cold, light beverages. I blame my pitta dosha for this; all that fire requires a cooling diet, so I am naturally drawn to raw fish, rare steaks, and white wine instead of red.

With summer drawing ever closer, I found myself on Pinterest looking for lighter summer fare, and stumbled across a version of a Spicy Tuna Poke that sounded so easy and so delectable, I had to try it. I followed the recipe exactly, minus the sesame seeds, and added the half avocado after seeing the combination in another recipe. It’s actually a perfect balance to the fire of the Sriracha in this recipe.

spicy tuna poke
spicy tuna poke, a hawaiian dish

If you’re not a fan of sushi or sashimi, this is not the recipe for you. But if you are…oh, you must try it! It literally took five minutes to make, and it is a filling, healthy meal.

spicy tuna poke
I also added salt and a dash of pepper to my spicy tuna poke

Full recipe and directions available at Jackson and Laguna.


  • 1 large sushi grade tuna steak
  • 2 minced green onions
  • 2 Tbs soy sauce
  • 1 Tbs + ¼ tsp sesame oil
  • ½ tsp Sriracha sauce
  • 2 Tbs mayonnaise
  • A sprinkling of black sesame seeds

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