Facebook Logo Twitter Logo Pinterest Logo

Nut Gourmet Blog Logo

only search Vegetarians in Paradise
VIP Bird
VIP Banner
Fill out your e-mail address to receive our newsletter!
*E-mail address:
*First Name:
Last Name:
Please let us know your location for special events:
Los Angeles:
(Outside USA):
Subscribe Unsubscribe


Vegan for the Holidays

Vegan for the Holidays has sold out its first printing.
New copies and the Kindle Edition are still available for purchase at Amazon.


Translate This Page

sphere Homepage

sphere News from the Nest

sphere Vegan for the Holidays Blog

sphere Vegan for the Holidays Videos

sphere Zel Allen's NutGourmet Blog

About Us


Weight Loss

Food History/Nutrition/Recipes


Nutrition Information

Los Angeles Resources

Cooking Tips/Recipes

Guest Contributors

Books/Media Reviews


sphere Archive Index

sphere Contact Us

*Privacy Policy: When you subscribe to Vegetarians in Paradise (vegetarian e-zine) your email address will not be sold or rented, and will only be used to let you know in an email what's new in our monthy web magazine.

All the world is nuts about

    What's in The Nut Gourmet

The Nutty Gourmet

Vegetarians in Paradise
 Vegetarian Cooking with Zel

Poke, pronounced po-kay, is a traditional Hawaiian appetizer made of marinated tuna or other fish with a few slivers of green onion and chiles for flavor and garnish. Our vegan version piles a mountain of veggies into the bowl and includes well-marinated tofu in place of the fish. This recipe is ultra convenient for a party host because most of the prep happens the day before entertaining.

Vegan Hawaiian Poke Appetizer


Yield: 4 servings

    1 pound (453g) extra firm tofu, pressed and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
    1/2 cup (120 ml) lemon or lime juice
    2 to 3 tablespoons Tamari or soy sauce
    1/2 to 1 teaspoon sweet paprika

    1 cup (240 ml) finely chopped kale
    1 cup (240 ml) cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
    1 green onion, chopped
    1/2 small purple onion, thinly sliced into half moons
    1/4 cup (60 ml) macadamias
    2 garlic cloves, minced
    1/2 to 1 jalapeno, minced
    1/2-inch piece ginger, peeled and minced
    1 tablespoon sesame seeds

    1 tablespoons sesame oil
    Salt and pepper to taste

    1 tablespoon black sesame seeds, for garnish
    1 tablespoon white sesame seeds, for garnish

  1. Combine the tofu, lemon juice, Tamari, and paprika in a medium bowl and mix well. Cover and refrigerate overnight, mixing occasionally.
  2. In a large bowl combine the kale, tomatoes, green onion, sliced onion, macadamias, garlic, jalapeno, ginger, and sesame seeds. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Two to three hours before serving, add the sesame oil, along with the marinated tofu and the marinade to the large bowl. Mix well to distribute flavors evenly. Then add salt and pepper to taste. Transfer the salad to an attractive serving bowl or platter and garnish with the black and white sesame seeds.

Click here for past cookingwithzel@home.comeonin recipes

Vegetarians in Paradise

Homepage sphere Los Angeles Vegan Events Calendar sphere Our Mission sphere The Nut Gourmet sphere Vegan for the Holidays sphere Vegan for the Holidays Videos sphere Vegetarians in Paradise Diet sphere Vegan Survival Kit sphere News from the Nest sphere Vegan Recipe Index sphere Los Angeles Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurants sphere Vegan Basics 101 sphere Protein Basics sphere Calcium Basics sphere Ask Aunt Nettie sphere VeggieTaster Report sphere Vegan Reading sphere VegParadise Bookshelf sphereHeirloom Gardening sphere Cooking with Zel sphere Dining in Paradise sphere Cooking Beans & Grains sphere On the Highest Perch sphere Road to Veganshire sphere Words from Other Birds sphere Using Your Bean sphere Ask the Vegan Athlete sphere Vegan Holiday Meals sphere Great Produce Hunt sphere Farmers' Markets sphere Natural Food Markets sphere Vegetarian Associations Directory sphere Links We Love sphere VegParadise Yellow Pages sphere Media Reviews sphere 24 Carrot Award sphere Vegetarian Food Companies sphere Archive Index sphere Contact Us

© 1999-2015 vegparadise.com