I have been looking forward to posting this Whole30 paleo poke bowl recipe for a very long time now. They are quick and easy to whip up and come with all of the fresh and nutritious toppings. Gluten free, paleo and Whole30 compliant!
I am super duper excited for this upcoming weekend. My husband requested this upcoming Sunday off work by accident and forgot to cancel his request– and thank goodness!
We decided to plan an impromptu trip up through Big Sur into San Luis Obispo, Santa Cruz and San Francisco. I am hoping we can hit Napa or Sonoma and do a day of bike riding and wine tasting as well. We will be staying with my friend Simone over at Zenbelly who is the ultimate gluten free/paleo caterer!
Moving right along, back to poke bowls land… !
I decided to top off my poke bowls with red cabbage, shredded carrots, sliced avocado, cubed mango and cucumber slices! Then, I sprinkled some fresh chives and black sesames all over and called it a day.
I was so ready to get down with my poke bowls. Has anyone else ever had to place a splash guard over a recipe they were photographing? To prevent the drool from getting everywhere? That was real life for me while photographing this recipe. Don’t laugh, it wasn’t easy.
My favorite part about eating poke bowls is how filling they are. You can create a nice, mountain top of white rice or cauliflower rice (check out a yummy recipe for cauliflower rice right here). Add as much tuna as you’d like and be as heavy handed or as light handed as you’d like with the toppings.
These Whole30 paleo poke bowls can be a main meal or a snack, depending on what you want! Awesome, huh? Okay, so without too much more rambling, I’ll go ahead and tease you with a few more photos before you find the recipe below! I’m the worst.
Whole30 Paleo Poke Bowl
- 1/2 cup toasted sesame oil
- 1/4 cup coconut aminos (if you are using coconut aminos, you will need to add some sea salt to the sauce, to taste)
- 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed orange juice
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon chili garlic paste Link to a Whole30 compliant recipe in the notes
- 2 teaspoons fresh ginger grated
- 1 lime zested & juiced
- 1 tablespoon black or white sesame seeds lightly toasted
- 1 1/2 pounds sashimi grade wild ahi tuna cubed into 3/4 to 1" pieces
- 3 cups steamed organic white jasmine rice (you can use cauliflower rice, too for a Whole30 compliant version!)
- 1 cup fresh mango cut into chunks
- 1 cup shredded purple cabbage
- 1 cup sliced cucumber
- 1/2 cup shredded carrot
- 1-2 avocados sliced
- extra toasted sesame seeds and chives for garnish
- In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients except the tuna.
- Whisk the sauce well to combine. Add the tuna and toss well. The tuna can sit in the dressing for a half a day or so, but if you leave it any longer the acid in the citrus will begin to slowly cook the fish (Thank you Teagan at Half Baked Harvest!) Keep the fish cold at all times!
- To assemble the bowls, add rice to each bowl and top each bowl with the desired amount of tuna and toppings. Garnish with fresh chopped chives and extra toasted sesame seeds. Top off with a little extra sauce!
For a Whole30 compliant chili garlic paste, check out this recipe here! Otherwise, you can buy chili garlic paste at most Asian markets!
Hi! I’m Monica – recipe developer, matcha addict and lover of all things chocolate, kombucha and any & all puns. I am also the blogger, real food lover, & bonafide hustler behind the blog ‘The Movement Menu.’ I’m so excited to welcome you to my happy space, where my appreciation of creative recipes and healthy & mindful eats come together to inspire you to live a healthy, balanced life.