Entrees, Vegan Food

Watermelon “Tuna” Bowl

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I am so excited right now because I made a vegan “tuna” poke bowl with WATERMELON. Believe it or not watermelon is not JUST a summer fruit, you can enjoy it during non-summer months too and I think this recipe is the perfect way! Watermelon is not only a great texture and colour to substitute for tuna, but marinated in a salty, garlic + ginger marinade, it tastes so great in this bowl! Benefits of using watermelon: it contains vitamins A (8% DV) & C, it is super hydrating because it is 92% water and there are over 1200 varieties grown around the world!

Some fun ways to use watermelon:

  • dice it into salads or salsas for a mild & sweet flavour
  • skewer or grill it as kebobs
  • simply enjoy a big, juicy slice for an afternoon snack
  • juice or puree it, blend it into smoothies for breakfast or as pre-workout fuel, or mix it into your favourite cocktail
  • the rind is often the most overlooked part of the watermelon, but can be used as a vegetable! Try stir-frying, stewing or pickling the rind.
  • a hollowed-out watermelon can be used as a compostable bowl, super zero-waste and environmentally-friendly!
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Watermelon “Tuna” Bowl

  • Author: Liv B


Watermelon Tuna:

11/2 cups watermelon, cut into bite-size pieces

2 tbsp soy sauce

1/4 cup green onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

1 inch knob ginger, minced

1 tsp sesame oil

Optional: 1 shredded sheet of nori for a “fishy” flavour

Poke Bowl:

Cooked rice


Shredded lettuce/cabbage


Vegan mayo + Sriracha


  1. In a bowl or container, combine all watermelon tuna ingredients. Store in the fridge overnight.
  2. When ready to eat, assemble bowls with your favourite poke fixings (I listed my favs above!) then top with watermelon! You’ll be shocked at how delicious it is!


I hope this post inspired you to use watermelon in some new and creative ways. For more watermelon information, tips and recipes, visit www.watermelon.org



One Comment

  1. Just made this for lunch – I’m shocked how good it tasted and how the taste really mimicked tuna . I did half a nori sheet for a more fishy taste . Thanks for the recipe .

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