Disclosure: This post is sponsored by StarKist Selects E.V.O.O. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I’m pleased to partner with StarKist Selects E.V.O.O. I’m a lifelong fan of StarKist, so I’m always eager to try new StarKist products. If you’re a regular reader of Olives & Okra, you know that we’re slowly transforming our family diet from a high carb, high fat, and high sugar diet to one that’s clean and healthy. One key change is that we replaced heavy butter, mayonnaise, and cheese sauces with extra virgin olive oil – E.V.O.O.
Tuna is a staple in our house. Instead of making a tuna salad with mayonnaise, pickles, and bread, I’m taking the opportunity to transform a family favorite into one that’s healthy and appetizing. My Yellowfin Tuna Poke Bowl is made with StarKist Selects E.V.O.O. Yellowfin Tuna. The wild-caught tuna is packed in a pouch instead of a traditional can using cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil instead of water or vegetable oil. The pouch and the extra virgin olive oil enhances the flavor of the tuna giving it a fresh, rich flavor without a fishy taste. Gone are the days of canned tuna.
E.V.O.O. offers many health benefits. It’s filled with antioxidants and can reduce the risk of heart disease and high cholesterol. Tuna can also reduce the risk of heart disease, lower cholesterol, and boost the immune system. StarKist Selects E.V.O.O. Yellowfin Tuna provides the benefits of both without substituting flavor. The label on the package is easy to read. You can see that the yellowfin tuna is not filled with unpronounceable ingredients or chemicals. Visit the StarKist Selects E.V.O.O. website and read more about the products, which also include Yellowfin Tuna with Sun-dried Tomato and Wild-Caught Pink Salmon.
Chef’s Notes On Making Yellowfin Tuna Poke Bowl
Most tuna poke bowls are made with seared tuna. There’s no way my grandkids would consider eating seared tuna. Frankly, neither would I. I found that the StarKist Selects E.V.O.O. Yellowfin Tuna was extremely flavorful and had a great texture. The tuna held together even with a spoonful of sauce.
Select a variety of organic vegetables and fruits for your poke bowl. I picked family favorites: pineapples, edamame, cucumber, scallions, and avocado. I assembled the bowl by first adding a small amount of rice, then a layer of fresh field greens. The toppings and the tuna were added last. Instead of pouring sauce over the bowl, we spooned a little over the food.
Yellowfin Tuna Poke Bowl
- 2.6 oz StarKist Selects Yellowfin Tuna in Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 cup steamed rice
- 1 cup salad greens
- 1/4 cup slice cucumber
- 1/4 cup edamame
- 1/4 cup pineapple, cubed
- 1/4 cup scallions, chopped
- 1/4 avocado, sliced
Poke Bowl Sauce
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1 tsp rice vinegar
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- pinch sesame seeds
Mix together the poke bowl sauce and set aside.
Add rice to the bowl. Top with greens. Arrange remaining ingredients on top of greens. Spoon poke bowl sauce over tuna.
This is a sponsored post written by Sherry Nappa on behalf of StarKist Selects E.V.O.O.