5-Minute Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl

5-Minute Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl

When I was a kid I would not go near fish, I thought it was absolutely vile. Raw fish? No way in hell! Then as I grew up and decided to accept that certain foods might actually taste good, I ventured out into salmon, then agreed to try sushi, then sashimi, and eventually landed on the latest crave, tuna poke bowls.

A word of warning that this is not a poke bowl for the purists. This is a bowl for those lazy people like me who always want an incredible meal with the minimal amount of effort. Something to toss together in 5-minutes and feel smug about for the rest of the day.

I hate when a recipe says it takes 5 minutes but it takes about 20 to pre-chop everything, so I actually timed myself with this and happy to say it is legit. You quickly chop some carrots, avocado times almost no time at all to cut (or you can throw it in whole if ya want) and I got my ahi tuna pre-chopped. All in a bowl and into my mouth in less time than it takes to shower when I wash my hair.

Just a note – when buying your tuna get the one with the least amount of “white stuff” as possible, as the membrane is what can make it chewy and makes me gag when I eat it. Not nice. Also get as fresh as possible as, you know, you’ll be eating raw fish and all.

5-Minute Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl
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Recipe type: Low Carb, High Protein
Cuisine: Lunch, Dinner,
Serves: 1
  • 1 tablespoon tamari, soy sauce, or coconut aminos
  • ½ tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ½ tablespoon sesame seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 150g chopped ahi tuna (I got mine already chopped and cubed, available from selected shops)
  • Half an avocado flesh, cut into cubes
  • 2 small carrots, chopped into discs
To Serve
  • Large handful leafy greens
  • 1 tablespoon kimchi or sauerkraut
  1. Whisk together the first 5 ingredients together in a bowl, then add the tuna, avocado and carrots and toss until everything is fully coated.
  2. Serve with the greens and fermented veg and enjoy!