This delicious healthy Asian-inspired bowl is packed with wild ahi tuna, cucumber, avocado, brown rice and sesame seeds. It’s served with a simple-to-make almond butter dressing.
This delicious ahi tuna bowl is made with simple and healthy ingredients: wild ahi tuna, cucumber, avocado, brown rice and sesame seeds. This recipe is packed with healthy fat, fiber and protein, so it’s a well-rounded lunch or dinner that anyone can enjoy. Another thing I love about this recipe is that it uses canned wild ahi tuna, so it doesn’t require any cooking (major time-saver). I make a big batch of brown rice ahead of time so it’s ready to go when I want to make this bowl. All you have to do is toss the ingredients into a bowl and enjoy! I have a toddler and a newborn at home, so I’m all about ease and convenience, which is why canned wild-caught seafood is an easy way for me to pack in some protein.
As I mentioned, this recipe uses canned wild ahi tuna, which is one of the lowest mercury tuna, so it’s a great choice for athletes, kids & pregnant women! Tuna is also a great source of protein! It pairs perfectly with the avocado, cucumber and brown rice.
The simple ingredients for the delicious Asian-inspired dressing are almond butter, tamari, vegetable broth and garlic powder. You simply mix these four ingredients together and drizzle it over the bowl. There will be extra and it stays good in the refrigerator for a few days so you can enjoy it again (I love it mixed with soba noodles too)!
The canned Wild Ahi Tuna that I use is from Safe Catch. I love Safe Catch because I know I’m eating the purest fish with the lowest mercury limit of any brand. They test every single fish for mercury and only buy those that meet their strict standards – trust me no one else does this! I’m currently breastfeeding so I need to be very careful about how much mercury I’m consuming. I also have to be extremely picky about the fish I consume. The only brand of canned tuna that I eat is Safe Catch. I plan on nursing for at least one year, so I’ll still need to be careful of my mercury intake for a while. Just because I’m breastfeeding doesn’t mean that I wouldn’t normally care about purity or mercury levels in fish that I consume. Everyone should be aware of this and make informed decisions when buying seafood.
Another thing I love is that they only source sustainably caught pole-and-line and FAD free tuna. The Safe Catch mission is to deliver pure sustainably caught seafood and protect ocean purity. They only source tuna from captains who use socially and environmentally responsible fishing practices. All their tuna comes from sustainably managed stocks and are fully traceable.
While all of the above is of course so important, their tuna also tastes fresh and amazing because they hand-cut, hand-pack and slow cook solid tuna steaks to seal in all the nutrients and flavor. Most other brands precook fish on racks and Omega 3 oils drain away. It is then machine processed with fillers and recooked in package. Safe Catch hand packs raw solid tuna steaks to retain all vital oils, nutrients and freshness and slow cooks each one to perfection. There are never fillers or additives in their tuna – it’s 100% pure tuna. Their tuna is also non-GMO verified and BPA-free. What’s not to love?!
Now onto the recipe for this delicious bowl which has quickly become a lunch and dinner favorite in my house!Print
Wild Ahi Tuna Bowl with an Asian Almond Butter Dressing
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
For the bowl:
- 1 can of Safe Catch Wild Ahi Tuna
- 1/2 cucumber, sliced
- 1/2 avocado, sliced
- 1/2 cup brown rice (already cooked)
- black sesame seeds
For the spicy dressing:
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 1/2 cup chicken stock
- 1 tbsp tamari
- 1 tsp sriracha
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- Add the tuna, cucumber, avocado and brown rice to the bowl.
- Mix all of the dressing ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Pour over the bowls and sprinkle some black sesame seeds on top.
When you open a can of Safe Catch tuna, you’ll find a solid wild tuna steak with its natural fish oils around it. Open tuna into a bowl. Then mix the fish oils back into the tuna to fully enjoy their naturally moist and flavorful tuna.
This recipe is in partnership with Safe Catch, a brand I know, trust and recommend. Thanks for supporting Leah’s Plate and the brands that help make this site possible.