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Seared tuna, avocado & edamame poke bowls

Seared tuna, avocado & edamame poke bowls

Our take on poke uses fresh tuna, a base of ready-cooked quinoa and a punchy dressing. It's nutritious, filling and so easy to prepare.

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  • Serves2
  • CourseMain meal
  • Prepare15 mins
  • Cook10 mins
  • Total time25 mins

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  • 100g frozen edamame soya beans
  • 250g pack ready cooked red and white quinoa
  • 1 Waitrose No.1 Avocado, halved and slicced
  • 120g pineapple chunks, halved
  • 100g cucumber, finely sliced
  • 240g pack Waitrose no.1 Yellowfin Tuna Steaks
  • 1 tsp sunflower oil
  • tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp reduced-salt soy sauce
  • tsp Cooks' Ingredients Yuzu Juice (or 1 tbsp fresh lime or orange juice)
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped


  1. Simmer the edamame beans in a pan of boiling water for 5 minutes, then drain and set aside. Next, tip the quinoa into the pan with 1 tbsp water and stir, warming through and breaking up any clumps. Divide the quinoa between 2 bowls and top with the avocado, pineapple, cucumber and edamame, leaving a space for the tuna.

  2. Heat a frying pan over a medium-high heat. Brush the tuna steaks on both sides with the sunflower oil and fry for 2 minutes on each side if you want it pink in the middle or 4 minutes on each side if you prefer it more done. Lift out of the pan and set aside to cool for a minute; season with black pepper.

  3. For the dressing, mix the sesame oil, soy sauce and yuzu (or lime or orange) juice. Slice the tuna and divide between the bowls, then spoon over the dressing. Scatter with the chilli and serve immediately.

Cook’s tip

You can also use rice for the base of the poke bowl instead of quinoa. We like sushi rice, wholegrain or black rice.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


2,671kJ/ 650kcals



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