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Wishing their was a low carb spicy tuna roll option at your favorite sushi restaurant?! Look no further, this keto poke bowl recipe with spicy mayo gives you all the spicy tuna flavor you want right at home — without the carbs. It’s made with cauliflower rice instead of white rice, which lowers the carbs and ups the nutrients. It’s similar to ahi tuna salad, but in rice bowl form!
Truth be told, I’m not a huge raw fish person. (I often make my keto sushi using smoked salmon instead.) The inspiration for this keto poke bowl came from Lesley from my team — she shared with me that she made a keto version with cauli rice a few months back, and right away I thought, I’ll bet readers would love that!
So, here it is. My husband had this low carb poke bowl recipe 3 times this past week and can’t get enough of it – and I hope you feel the same way. (But if raw fish isn’t your thing, browse my other keto recipes for a better fit.)
What Is An Ahi Poke Bowl?
An ahi tuna poke bowl can easily be described as sushi in a bowl! Traditional tuna poke bowls are typically just the fish, but poke restaurants started showing up in the mainland (they started in Hawaii!) and served up the fish with rice, fish, and a number of toppings.
What are keto ahi poke bowl ingredients?
The ingredients in this keto ahi poke bowl are:
- Cauliflower rice
- Marinated ahi tuna
- Veggie toppings: avocado, cucumber, radish
- Garnishes: spicy mayo, green onions, sesame seeds
How To Make A Keto Poke Bowl
This keto friendly poke bowl has layers of cauliflower rice, seasoned ahi tuna, fresh veggies and of course, a spicy sauce. Here’s how we make it:
- Season ahi tuna. In a medium bowl, whisk together coconut aminos (learn why I avoid soy sauce here), lime juice, and sesame oil. Add tuna and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate.
TIP: Refrigerate the fish for up to 2 hours. You don’t want to leave it for longer or overnight, because this would cook the fish (that’s how ceviche is made).
- Cook cauliflower rice. In this keto poke, we’re swapping out white rice for cauliflower rice. (Learn how to make cauliflower rice here.)
- Make spicy mayo sauce. Do you love spicy tuna and/or spicy salmon sushi? This is the sauce! Don’t skip it.
- Slice avocado. Cut the avocado in half and make thin slices lengthwise. Then, use a spoon to scoop them out:
- Assemble keto poke bowls. Divide cauli rice into bowls and top with cucumber, radish, avocado, and tuna.
- Garnish. Drizzle with spicy mayo and garnish with green onions and sesame seeds if desired.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are ahi poke bowls healthy?
Yes, these homemade tuna poke bowls are packed with veggies, protein, and healthy fats. Most poke is served over white rice, but we’re using cauliflower rice here which adds in more fiber and more nutrients.
Is poke keto?
Most poke itself is keto, if you’re looking at just the fish. When poke is served as a bowl, it’s typically served over rice, which isn’t keto friendly.
But yes, this easy poke bowl recipe is keto. Each serving has just 7.7 grams net carbs, which is an entire meal.
How many calories in an ahi poke bowl?
Is a poke bowl cooked?
No, the ahi tuna in poke bowls is not cooked, just marinated. This is why it’s important to use sushi grade tuna. Sushi grade tuna has always been frozen at some point, which kills any parasites. (If you’re looking for cooked tuna, try keto tuna casserole instead!)
Store the homemade poke bowl components in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. If the tuna is marinated, it should be eaten within 2 hours.
Can you make this keto poke bowl recipe ahead?
You can prep some of the ingredients in this keto ahi poke bowl recipe ahead, but because raw fish is involved, it’s best assembled right before serving. Here’s what you can make ahead:
- Cook cauliflower rice
- Slice cucumbers, radishes, and green onions
- Mix up the ahi tuna marinade (be sure not to marinade the fish for longer than 2 hours!)
- Mix up the spicy mayo
More Asian Inspired Recipes
If you like this keto poke bowl recipe, you might also like some of these other keto low carb Asian recipes:
- Chicken Stir Fry with Cauliflower Rice – This filling meal is made with a base of cauliflower rice and packed with chicken, colorful veggies, and plenty of flavor.
- Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef – Let the slow cooker do the work this meal has major flavor.
- Asian Turkey Meatballs – Move over Italian meatballs, these are ready in 30 minutes!
- Oriental Asian Coleslaw – This bright and colorful slaw makes a delicious side. Ready in just 5 minutes.
- Food Processor – The easiest and best way to make cauliflower rice (use the shredding attachment!).
- Squeeze Bottles – These small squeeze bottles are perfect for both storing and using spicy mayo, sugar-free ketchup, bbq sauce, and SO much more.
- Avocado Savers – If you go through as many avocados as we do, you need these. I’m so pleased with how well they work.
Keto Ahi Poke Bowl (20-Minute Recipe!)
Make homemade poke bowls healthier with cauliflower rice! This keto ahi tuna poke bowl recipe is full of flavor and ready in just 20 minutes.
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In a medium bowl, whisk together the coconut aminos, lime juice, and sesame oil. Add the tuna and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate while you prepare the other ingredients, or up to 2 hours.
Make the spicy mayo sauce according to the instructions here. Transfer to a small squeeze bottle, or if you don’t have one, use a small zip lock bag with the corner snipped.
Arrange 4 bowls with 3/4 cup (245g) cauliflower rice in each. Top each with 1/4 cup (40g) cucumbers, 1/4 cup (29g) radishes, 1/4 avocado, and 1/2 cup (115g) tuna.
Squeeze the spicy mayo in a zig-zag pattern over the bowls. If desired, garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.
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Serving size: 1 ahi poke bowl (2 cups), or 1/4 entire recipe
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