California Winter Poke

Healthy tuna and avocado salad over brown rice.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
9 mins
Total Time:
39 mins
4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

  • 1 ½ pounds fresh ahi (yellowfin) tuna loin

  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

  • 2 avocados, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

  • cup pomegranate seeds

  • 3 scallions, finely chopped

  • ¼ cup ponzu sauce (citrus soy-based sauce)

  • 1 small bunch cilantro, finely chopped

  • 1 Thai chile pepper, finely chopped

  • 1 ½ cups cooked brown rice


  1. Heat sesame oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add tuna; cook until browned, about 2 minutes per side. Remove skillet and slice into 1/2-inch cubes.

  2. Place sesame seeds in a small skillet over medium-low heat; toast, tossing occasionally, until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

  3. Combine tuna, sesame seeds, avocados, pomegranate seeds, scallions, ponzu sauce, cilantro, and Thai chile pepper in a large bowl.

  4. Divide brown rice among 4 serving bowls. Top with tuna mixture.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

495 Calories
22g Fat
32g Carbs
45g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 495
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 454mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 45g
Vitamin C 16mg 82%
Calcium 83mg 6%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 1419mg 30%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.