Salmon and Broccoli Pesto Poké Bowl

Low carb salmon broccoli pesto poke bowl

Poké bowls (pronounced ‘poh-keh’) are everywhere these days. Hailing from Hawaii, they are simple and fresh and easy to transport for a working lunch. 

Serves 1 

Calories per serve: 446

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes


  • 15g quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • ¼ head broccoli, chopped into small florets
  • 10g pine nuts
  • ¼ avocado
  • ¼ lemon
  • 20g rocket (arugula)
  • 50g full fat cottage cheese
  • 100g tinned salmon, drained and flaked
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber, thinly sliced into rounds
  • 4 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper 


  1. Cook the quinoa in water, according to packet instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Prepare your broccoli pesto. Start by steaming the broccoli until tender but still crisp, about 3 minutes. Set aside to cool before continuing. Add the pine nuts to a blender and pulse to roughly chop. Add the drained and cooled broccoli and continue to pulse until finely chopped. Add the avocado and squeeze the lemon juice in and blend again until just combined. Season with sea salt and pepper.
  3. Build your poké bowl. Start with a layer of quinoa and top it with segments of rocket (arugula), cottage cheese, salmon, cucumber and tomatoes. Top with broccoli pesto. Mix the ingredients together as you eat and enjoy! 

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