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Delicious Poke Tuna Stack Recipe

Do you know what Poke Tuna is? It’s delicious, and you will love this poke tuna recipe made in a salad stack. All the ingredients mess together for an amazingly delicious meal.

My husband and I are addicted to making stacked salad recipes. We have been trying all types of combinations with great success.

The Poke Tuna Recipe is one we have made several times, and I know you will love it.

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What Is A Stack Recipe & What Supplies To I Need?

To make a stack recipe, you stack all the ingredients for the meal or salad on top of each other.

We purchased stainless steel round cake molds to create our layered salad recipes.

They are sold in a set of two, and the size (3 inches tall and 4 inches in diameter) was a perfect proportion for each of us a meal.

This sounds small; however, you will be amazed at how much salad you can pack into one.

Metal Cake molds work great for stack salads

DIY Mold Options

You can use a tin can with the top and bottom removed; however, you want a smooth can without ridges.

You can also use a large round coffee mug. For this method, you need to reverse the order of ingredients because you will be dumping them upside down.

What Is Poke Tuna?

First, the word Poke is Hawaiian for a chunk.

So technically any food cut into chunks and marinated is a Poke!

However, seafood is what most people consider a Poke.

Poke Tuna Stack With balsamic glaze

A tuna poke is raw pieces of sushi-grade tuna cut into chunks and marinated in soy sauce, sesame oil, and onions.

Sushi Grade Yellow Fin Tuna, nuts and chives

Ingredients to Make Two Poke Tuna Stack Recipes

  1. 1 lb. yellow fin tuna
  2. 2 cups Sticky Rice cooked & cooled
  3. 2 Avocado’s Chopped in cubes
  4. 2 Tablespoons Fresh Lime Juice squeezed over chopped Avocado
  5. 4 oz. Cream Cheese cut into cubes
  6. 2 tablespoons chopped Red Pepper
  7. 1/4 cup Chopped Chives
  8. 1 tsp. Toasted Sesame Oil
  9. 2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
  10. Dash of Chili Powder
  11. Pistachio Nuts or Pecans (chopped)
  12. Balsamic Glaze
  13. Cooking Spray

Marinate Poke Tuna

Begin by chopping the Tuna, Chives, and Nuts and adding them to a bowl.

Add sesame oil, soy sauce, and chili powder to toss.

Cover and refrigerate for a minimum of 30 minutes.

Poke Tuna marinate with soy sauce, chives, toasted sesame oil and nuts.

Make Avocado Layer

Just before starting to make your poke tuna stack, mix the avocado with lime juice and add chopped cream cheese and red pepper to toss.

Avocado, creme cheese and red pepper chunks for Poke Tuna Recipe.

Prepare Your Plates

Begin by preparing your plates for the Tuna Poke Stack.

Drizzle the plate with Balsamic Glaze, and then add your greased metal stack mold to the center of the plate. I used a small amount of cooking spray on the inside of the mold

Make Poke Tuna Recipe By Stacking Ingredients

Begin by holding the mold steady in the center of the plate.

First, layer 1/2 of the sticky rice into the bottom of the first mold. Press down with a spoon or spatula.

Sticky Rice in bottom of metal mold is first layer of the poke tuna stack

Next, add the 1/2 of the avocado mixture and press down on top of rice.

Avocado, creme cheese and red peppers is the second layer of the tuna stack.

Finally, add the marinated poke tuna.

Poke Tuna marinate is the top layer of the recipe stack.

Once both molds are filled equally, you can refrigerate for 30 minutes or longer.

This allows the ingredients to marinate together for a tasty combination.

However, it’s okay to serve immediately.

To serve, gently press down on the tuna poke and gently lift the mold upward.

Lift the mold off the tuna poke stack.

Beautiful Presentation

One of the benefits of making a stacked recipe is the beautiful presentation. In addition, the flavors mess together for a unique burst of flavor with each bite.

Poke Tuna Stack Recipe is beautiful and delicious.

I hope you give this recipe a try. It’s perfect for a meal in one bite.

Beautiful presentation with poke tuna stack on white plate with balsamic glaze drizzle.

I highly recommend the Cobb Salad Stack With Chicken Recipe if you haven’t tried it.

Cobb Salad Stack with Chicken Recipe is also a beautiful presentation.

Additional Recipes

Here are some additional recipes you will enjoy.

Yield: 2 Stacks

Poke Tuna Stack Recipe

Poke Tuna Stack Recipe

Easy to make Poke Tuna Recipe Stack. A meal in one bite recipe that's simply delicious.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 1 lb. Sushi Grade Tuna
  • 2 Cups Sticky Rice Cooked & Cooled
  • 2 Avocado's Chopped
  • 2 TBLS Fresh Lime Juice
  • 4 oz. Cream Cheese Cut into Chunks
  • 2 TBLS Red Pepper Chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Chives
  • 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 2 TBLS Soy Sauce
  • Dash of Chili Powder
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Nuts (Pistachio, Pecans, Macadamia, or Walnuts - your choice)
  • Balsamic Glaze
  • Cooking Spray


  1. Begin by cooking rice and allow it to cool
  2. Add pistachio nuts, chives, & chopped tuna to a bowl (or your choice of nuts)
  3. Mix with soy sauce, sesame oil, and chili powder
  4. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for a minimum of 30 minutes to marinate poke tuna.
  5. Just before starting your stack, chop the avocados and sprinkle them with lime juice.
  6. Mix the avocado with creme cheese and red peppers.
  7. Drizzle your plates with balsamic glaze.
  8. Spray the inside of the molds with a small amount of cooking spray.
  9. Place the metal stack mold in the center of each plate
  10. Add 1/2 of rice to the bottom of each mold and press down firmly with a spoon or spatula.
  11. Next, add 1/2 of the avocado mix and press down.
  12. Finally, add the marinated poke tuna to the top of the stack.
  13. Drizzle with add'l balsamic glaze if desired.


This recipe is based on a 4-inch diameter by 3-inch high mold and makes 2 servings.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 1384Total Fat 83gSaturated Fat 21gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 57gCholesterol 96mgSodium 2017mgCarbohydrates 131gFiber 20gSugar 28gProtein 38g

Please note that I am not a medical or nutritional professional. I include basic calorie and nutrition information for recipes as a courtesy. However, due to wide variations in brands, nutrition data is subject to change for every user. Nutrition data is calculated using Calorie Counter App and information is entered as accurately as possible. We subtract all sugar alcohols from erythritol and xylitol from the final carb count because that is how THM calculates carbs.

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Monday 17th of April 2023

This sounds delicious!


Tuesday 18th of April 2023

Renae, It is really good.

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