Tofu Vegetarian Poke Bowl

Poke bowls seem to be very popular lately.  We decided to put together our own vegetarian poke bowl with our favorite ingredients.  This recipe was so easy, and healthy too!  It is great because it is easy to change up depending on what you like, and use things that you have on hand.


White rice – we made sushi rice in our rice cooker
Firm tofu 
Shredded carrots
Any other veggies you might like
Seaweed or other toppings (sesame seeds, furikake seasoning, etc)
Sauce for tofu and/or over bowl: sesame oil, poke bowl sauce, or homemade sauce



Prepare the rice according to the instructions. I use sushi rice, and I make it in our rice cooker, which makes meal prep so much easier.

Prepare your tofu, however you would like.  You can get pre-seasoned tofu that just needs heating, or you can get plain tofu that needs to be pressed and seasoned.  We also usually fry our tofu, but I’ve also heated it up in the microwave in a pinch.

Thai Tofu Vegetable Curry

As far as a sauce, I marinated the tofu in a mixture of Sesame Oil, Kikkoman Teriyaki and Guilin Chili Paste.  You could really use any sauce or combination of sauces that sound good.  There are also poke bowl sauces, and sriracha mayo is popular as well.

Prepare your veggies.  This could be any combination of vegetables, including carrots, cucumbers, edamame, etc. 

To assemble the poke bowl, start with a base of cooked rice. Add the marinated tofu, then the vegetables.

Top with whatever you like – chopped green onion, toasted sesame seeds, etc. We also sometimes add seasoned seaweed sprinkles over top.

I drizzle some extra sesame oil on it too.

I loved making this vegetarian poke bowl, with my vegan teen.  This recipe can be adjusted to suit your preferences by adding or substituting different vegetables or proteins. You can also use a different type of marinade or sauce to create a unique flavor profile.

What do you think?

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  • Heather
    March 31, 2023

    Would you believe I”ve never tried tofu before? I’ve heard so many great things about it. I’m excited to try this recipe!

  • Tara Pittman
    April 1, 2023

    I love poke bowls. I will have to try tofu next time I make one.

  • Michael
    April 1, 2023

    Great presentation! Even though I seldom eat tofu, I think I will try this because of how good this looks. great job

  • LisaLisa
    April 1, 2023

    I want to make different types of food, and this looks just right for my family and I!

  • Melissa Cushing
    April 1, 2023

    I have never tried Tofu but this dish makes me ant to! It looks really tasty and delicious! I may have to give this a try!

  • LavandaMIchelle
    April 1, 2023

    Wow, poke bowls are absolutely amazing! Although I’m not much of a tofu eater, this dish looks too good to resist. I have to try it out, and kudos to you for making it look so delicious!

  • Christy Garrett
    April 1, 2023

    I’ve never tried a poke bowl yet. I’ll have to make this but without the tofu.

  • Chelsea
    April 2, 2023

    That bowl looks so healthy and yummy. I will have to try some soon!

  • Richelle Milar
    April 2, 2023

    This is a truly healthy and delicious looking bowl! I’d love to try this out it look so good!

  • Catalina
    April 2, 2023

    I would like a bowl like this! I love all the ingredients! Must make it!

  • Count me in! Anything with edamame and avocado, I’m all in.

  • Tami Creates
    April 3, 2023

    This looks sooo yummy! Saving this for later 🙂

  • Jodi Hunter
    April 14, 2023

    This sounds amazing.