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This delicious homemade poke sauce recipe is the best way to dress up any poke bowl! Ready in minutes with just 5 ingredients.

homemade poke sauce in a small bowl
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Learn how to make this easy Poke Bowl Sauce Recipe at home in minutes with just 5 ingredients. It’s light, refreshing, tasty, and belongs on every poke bowl.

Made with soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, maple syrup, and grated ginger, it’s light, low in calories, and delicious!

For those who don’t know, Poke Bowl is a popular raw fish dish (with sushi-grade fish) from Hawaii. However, in terms of taste, it reminds you of Japanese cuisine. Poke Bowl is famous all over the world, is enjoyed as a healthy main dish, and comes in countless different versions. Salmon Poke Bowl and Tuna Poke Bowl are the most common ones. As a vegetarian myself, I love this vegan poke bowl recipe with tofu, sushi rice, cucumbers, fresh edamame, green onions, and sesame seeds the most!

vegan poke bowl

To flavor the whole dish, it requires a delicious sauce! I will show you how to make a classic light poke sauce with tasty Asian flavors.

For an extra topping, I recommend Sriracha Mayo! Mix 1 tablespoon of mayo with 1 tablespoon of Sriracha sauce and a squeeze of lime juice! This spicy mayo goes on top of everything and gives an extra flavor boost!

You can also use this homemade Poke Sauce to marinate raw fish, avocado, tofu, or watermelon-tuna.

poke bowl sauce in a small bowl

Hint: Grocery stores sell ready-made poke sauce. However, I recommend making your own. A homemade poke sauce is made in no time, much fresher, and can easily be adjusted to your taste!

🛒 Ingredients

See recipe card for quantities.

Poke Sauce Ingredients
  • Soy sauce → The base of poke sauce.
  • Rice vinegar → A little acidity emphasizes all the other flavors.
  • Sesame Oil → For an incredibly delicious sesame flavor. Be sure to use toasted sesame oil.
  • Maple Syrup → Also works with honey or sugar. Use erythritol for a sugar-free version.
  • Ginger → For extra flavor and a mild spiciness.

🍶 Variations

  • Garlic – add some grated or pressed garlic.
  • Spicy – add one minced chili pepper, a pinch of red pepper flakes, a splash of sriracha, or chili oil.
  • Lime juice – instead of rice vinegar, use lime juice or even lemon juice. 
  • Yuzu – If you have yuzu juice at home, you can use this instead of rice vinegar.

🥢 Serving Suggestions

🫙 Storage Instructions

Keeps fresh for one week if stored in a mason jar in the refrigerator.

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📖 Recipe

poke bowl sauce in a small bowl

Homemade Poke Sauce

This delicious homemade poke sauce recipe is the best way to dress up any poke bowl! Ready in minutes with just 5 ingredients.
Author : Aline Cueni
5 from 2 votes

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Prep Time :5 minutes
Total Time :5 minutes
Servings : 2
Calories : 11kcal



  • Mix all ingredients in a small bowl and drizzle over a poke bowl of your choice!


Serving Suggestion: This poke sauce can be drizzled over a Poke Bowl of your choice. However, it is also great for marinating ingredients for a Poke Bowl (avocado, tofu, fish, etc.).
Variations: If you like, you can add some grated garlic or Sriracha sauce/chili oil.
Store leftovers in a mason jar in the refrigerator. Stays fresh for one week. 


Calories: 11kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.5g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 5mg | Fiber: 0.02g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin C: 0.03mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.03mg


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