June 08, 2021

Smoked Salmon Poke Bowl

Succulent smoked salmon balanced by a crunchy, zesty slaw on a bed of salad greens and brown rice. This dish is the perfect lunch or light dinner to pair with New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay. 


Serves 4

  • 200gm of Manuka Wood Smoked Regal Salmon
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 2 cups of your favorite salad greens (lettuce leaves, sprouts, microgreens etc)
  • 1/2 small cucumber, sliced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 cob of sweetcorn

Slaw ingredients (Kiwi-style)

  • 1/3 head of cabbage (red or green), finely sliced
  • 2 medium carrots, grated
  • 1 purple beetroot, grated (tip: after grating, squeeze out any excess juice to avoid your slaw turning pink)
  • 1 medium apple, grated
  • 1 fennel bulb, finely sliced (optional)

Slaw dressing

  • 1/2 cup of mayo
  • 1/3 cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 2 heaped tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. Put a pot of water on to boil for your rice and cook as directed on the packet.
  2. Cook the sweetcorn in a pot of boiling water for a few minutes until it turns bright yellow. Set aside to cool. 
  3. Combine your slaw ingredients in a large bowl.
  4. Put your slaw dressing ingredients in a jar and shake well.
  5. Add your dressing to your slaw ingredients and stir until well coated. You may not need to use all the dressing. Save any remaining to drizzle over your salad greens.  
  6. Once the rice has cooked, drain thoroughly. 
  7. When the sweetcorn has cooled, slice the corn carefully off the husk. 
  8. Now it's time to assemble your poke bowls. I usually start with 1/3 rice. Then I add 1/3 slaw and 1/3 salad greens before topping with the avocado, sweetcorn and cucumber.
  9. Finally, roll up the sheets of smoked salmon and assemble them on top of the rice. 
  10. Season with soy sauce and wasabi if that is to your taste. Use any leftover dressing to drizzle on the salad greens. 

Variations: You can swap out any of the toppings. Things like red bell peppers and half a boiled egg work well. Grilled salmon or BBQ chicken or pork make great alternatives to smoked salmon.