If my husband went to the effort to whip up Lola Berry’s Salmon Poke Bowl for a date night at home, I know I’d be super impressed! Good food brings people together, not to mention, I just love all the colour in this dish and it is brimming with nutrients.
Lola says, “Poke is all the rage at the moment and it’s a really healthy and simple way to eat. This recipe works really well with sashimi-grade tuna or kingfish, too, and I have even used boiled eggs as the protein part with great results. I’ve seen people use tofu, too – I don’t eat much tofu, but if you love it then give it a try. Remember, my number-one rule is to make healthy food work for you. That’s the magic trick!”
400 g sashimi-grade salmon, cut into 2 cm cubes
1⁄4 cup (60 ml) gluten-free tamari
zest and juice of 1 lime
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 cup (15 g) shredded red cabbage
1 avocado, diced
1⁄4 red onion, thinly sliced
1 carrot, grated
3 radishes, neatly sliced
1 zucchini, spiralised or grated
1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
shredded nori, to serve
Pop the salmon in a bowl, then add the tamari, lime zest and juice and sesame oil. Set aside to marinate briefly while you assemble the salad.
Place the shredded cabbage on the bottom of four serving bowls like a little bed, then arrange the avocado, onion, carrot, radish and zucchini in pretty clusters on top. Tumble the salmon on top of the veg, spooning over the leftover marinade (which becomes a handy dressing for the salad), then scatter over the toasted sesame seeds. Serve topped with a little shredded nori.
Images by Armelle Habib
Recipes and images extracted from Beauty Food by Lola Berry, published by Plum, RRP $24.99, available in all good book stores from 31 October.
About Lola Berry: Leading Australian nutritionist Lola Berry appears regularly on television shows such as The Project, The Today Show and A Current Affair. She is a spokesperson on nutrition and general wellbeing in print and on radio, and has a huge and interactive online following. She is the bestselling author of nine cookbooks: Inspiring Ingredients (2010), The 20/20 Diet (2012), The 20/20 Diet Cookbook (2014), The Happy Cookbook (2015), LolaBerry‘s Little Book of Smoothies and Juices (2015), The Happy Life (2016), Lola Berry‘s Summer Food (2016), Food to Make You Glow (2017) and Beauty Food ( November 2017).