Vegetarian Watermelon Poke Bowl Vegetarian Watermelon Poke Bowl

Vegetarian Watermelon Poke Bowl | Food styling by Michael Elliott | Prop styling by Madeleine Johari Image by: Angus Fergusson

It's not a picnic without watermelon. We've swapped the tuna in a traditional Hawaiian poke bowl for sweet, juicy cubes of the fruit and turned up the heat with chipotle and fresh ginger. This recipe makes extra dressing, so you'll have plenty for your next salad.

  • Prep time 30 minutes
  • Total time 30 minutes
  • Portion size 4 servings

Ingredients

Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons white miso paste
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chipotle mayonnaise
  • 4 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon liquid honey or maple syrup
  • 1 clove garlic , halved
  • 3/4 cups vegetable oil
Salad:
  • 1 cup frozen shelled edamame
  • 1 English cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon chopped pickled jalapeño peppers (optional)
  • 6 cups diced seedless watermelon
  • 4 cups packed baby spinach
  • 1 avocado , pitted, peeled and sliced
  • 4 teaspoons black sesame seeds

Method

Dressing: In blender, purée together vinegar, miso paste, lemon juice, mayonnaise, ginger, honey and garlic. With motor running, gradually add oil in thin steady stream until smooth; set aside. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 5 days.)

Salad: In saucepan of boiling water, cook edamame for 2 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water until cool; drain well. Toss with 1/4 cup of the dressing.

Halve cucumber lengthwise; using spoon, scrape out and discard seeds. Thinly slice each half crosswise. Toss with jalapeño peppers (if using). Arrange watermelon, spinach, avocado, edamame and cucumber mixture in 4 bowls; sprinkle with sesame seeds. Drizzle each bowl with about 1/4 cup of the remaining dressing. Reserve remaining dressing for another use.

Tip from The Test Kitchen: For a heartier dish, double the avocado and serve with brown rice, Buddha bowl–style.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Fibre 8 g
  • Sodium 428 mg
  • Sugars 21 g
  • Protein 9 g
  • Calories 519
  • Total fat 40 g
  • Potassium 1005 mg
  • Cholesterol 2 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 37 g

%RDI

  • Iron 23
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 93
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 9
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 43
  • Vitamin C 62
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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