A vegetarian take on the classic tuna poke Hawaiian appetizer. Surprisingly, this is really just as delicious, is always a crowd-pleaser, and is beautiful! Yes, I actually ran a beet through my juicer as suggested by my friend Deanna when I was running the idea by her. This gives the tofu a reddish-pink color like tuna. Garnish with sesame seeds and hoisin or sriracha sauce.



Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


  • Place tofu on a plate and balance another plate on top. Set a 3 to 5-pound weight on top. Press tofu for 2 to 3 hours; drain and discard the accumulated liquid. Dice tofu into small pieces.

  • Whisk tamari, juice of 1 lime, sesame seeds, sriracha sauce, beet juice, sesame oil, ginger, and dulse powder together in a bowl.

  • Pound nori into a coarse powder using a mortar and pestle. Stir into the tamari mixture.

  • Combine tofu, cucumber, and green onions in an airtight container. Pour in tamari mixture; toss to combine. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator, tossing occasionally to mix evenly, 8 hours to overnight.

  • Toss avocado with juice of 1 lime in a bowl.

  • Heat 1 inch of oil in a skillet over medium heat. Fry wonton triangles in batches until golden brown, about 10 seconds. Drain on a plate lined with paper towels.

  • Top each fried wonton with a small heap of the marinated tofu mixture and some diced avocado.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

299 calories; 18.5 g total fat; 1 mg cholesterol; 1563 mg sodium. 16.9 g carbohydrates; 22.5 g protein; Full Nutrition