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Vegan poke salad jars

How to Meal Prep Vegan Poke Salad Jars

Author Chef Summer Storm - garden grub
These vegan poke salad jars make for awesome meal prep! Each jar is layered with ginger miso dressing, lots of veggies, marinated tofu, mango, mixed greens, and herbs! However, these can be customized to your liking.
Prep Time 1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 1 hr 50 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American, Hawaiian
Servings 5 salads

Equipment

  • Paper towel
  • Five 1-quart mason jars

Ingredients
 

Marinated Tofu

Sushi-Style Black Rice

Miso Ginger Dressing

For One Salad Jar (or Bowl) You Will Need

  • 3 tbsp Miso Ginger Dressing (From recipe above)
  • 1/4 cup radish, thinly sliced (about 1/8th inch thick)
  • 1/4 cup shelled edamame, cooked according to it's package instructions
  • 1/4 cup cucumber, sliced about 1/4th inch thick
  • 1/4 cup carrot, peeled and shredded
  • 1/2 cup Sushi-Style Black Rice (From recipe above)
  • 1/2 cup Marinated Tofu (From recipe above)
  • 1/4 cup mango, peeled and diced into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 cup mixed greens, packed
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp green onions thinly sliced
  • 1/4th of an avocado, diced into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 tsp black or white sesame seeds,

Instructions
 

Marinated Tofu

  • Drain and rinse off the block of tofu. Gently pat the tofu with paper towel to dry it off.
  • Cut the block of tofu into 1/2 inch cubes. I show how to cut it in my video above the recipe.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients into a large, shallow mixing bowl. Stir them together to combine evenly.
  • Place the cubed tofu into the mixing bowl of the marinade and carefully toss to evenly combine everything. Set this in the fridge to marinate while you prepare the following recipes.

Sushi-Style Black Rice

  • *You may have to cook your black rice slightly differently depending on the brand you bought, but I will provide instructions on how I cook mine.
  • Add the water into a medium-sized saucepot and place it over high heat to bring it up to a boil.
  • In the meantime, dump the rice into a fine-mesh strainer and rinse it under cold water until the water runs clear.
  • Once the water is boiling, dump the rinsed rice into the pot. Stir it, turn the heat down to low, and cover the pot. Cook it for 30 to 35 minutes or until the water is completely absorbed, stirring every 10 minutes to ensure the rice cooks evenly and isn't sticking to the pan's bottom.
  • While the rice is cooking, add the rice vinegar, sugar, and salt into a small saucepot. Place it over medium-low heat and heat it to dissolve the sugar and salt, about 3 minutes.
  • After the rice has finished cooking, scrape it into a large, shallow bowl. Pour the rice vinegar mixture over the rice, stir well, and place it in the refrigerator to completely cool it down.
  • Now, make the Miso Ginger Dressing.

Miso Ginger Dressing

  • Add all of the ingredients, EXCEPT for the olive oil and sesame oil, into a high powdered blender.
  • Gradually bring the blender's speed up to high and blend until smooth.
  • Once smooth, very slowly drizzle in both of the oils while still blending on high. *See "tiparooskis," located below the written recipe, for an important tip!

How to Build One Salad Jar

  • Pour three tablespoons of the Miso Ginger Dressing into the bottom of the jar.
  • Now, fill the jar with the rest of the ingredients. Layer them in this order, starting from the bottom of the jar and working your way up: radish, edamame, cucumber, carrot, Sushi-Style Black Rice, Marinated Tofu, mango, mixed greens, cilantro, and green onions. You will probably need to press the mixed greens down into the jar to make it all fit.
  • Store the jars in the fridge and eat them within four days. When you are ready to eat a salad jar, dump the jar over into a bowl and stir to coat the dressing onto all ingredients evenly. Then, garnish with avocado, sushi ginger, and black sesame seeds!
    ***HOT TIP: Whenever I make this vegan poke salad, I make one salad bowl to eat right after prepping everything, and then I make four jars. I don't think this salad would hold for six days, so I recommend only jarring four and eating the fifth serving the first day. If you want to make five jars, eat one jar the first day you make them.
  • To make a poke salad bowl:
    1. Lay down a bed of mixed greens.
    2. Place the black rice, radish, edamame, cucumber, carrots, tofu, mango, avocado, and sushi ginger into separate piles.
    3. Drizzle the dressing on top.
    4. Garnish with the cilantro, green onions, and black sesame seeds.
    5. Stir and enjoy!
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