Paleo & Gluten Free Spicy Poke Bowls



I literally want to face plant into these poke bowls, but that wouldn’t be pretty, so I will restrain myself!

Are you like me and often have those intense food cravings?!  Like randomly at 10 am as I am typing this blog post and craving raw chunks of ahi tossed in spicy sauce topped endlessly with colorful toppings.

Introducing the poke bowl!

The poke what? No, don’t worry your lunch bowl isn’t going to poke you back (haha I am so funny), but I do promise it will make you happy and each bite will be utterly delicious.

Poke which literally means “to cut into pieces” and is a traditional Hawaiian dish usually served over rice.  It is pretty much like the Chipotle version of sushi, but so much more colorful and fresh!

I remember the first time I had one with my good friend Amber, I pronounced all the Hawaiian and Asian terms wrong, thankfully she laughed but ever since I have been hooked on poke bowls!  Living in Hawaii has truly been a learning experience for me, although this state is apart of America, the culture and foods are so different, but something I have grown to love.  So if you are like me and didn’t understand the hype of eating raw chunks of fish, do yourself a favor and give it a try.  I promise you will thank me later!

I often grab poke at the local fish market on the way home when I am just too tired to cook!  And yes, yes I know, the ingredients they use to make the sauce is less than idea, but personally I don’t stress too much over the occasional mishap like that since I don’t have allergies.  But for the longest time, I have been wanting to make my own spicy poke bowls!

When Sir Kensington’s released their avocado oil mayonnaise last month, I knew exactly what that jar of creamy mayo was going to become!  Funny fact about me, I have never liked mayo, like EVER…even as a child, I avoided it at all costs! But Sir Kensington’s avocado oil mayo has forever changed my mind, in fact I have been finding every excuse to add it to everything lately.  Send help please.

This avocado oil mayo is so creamy and delicious and I love knowing that the ingredients are good, which is something I try to stick with when I am cooking at home.  I combined the mayo with a bit of spicy sriracha, so these poke bowls come together in just minutes.  Also, you don’t have to cook, so can I get a hands in the air celebration?

These poke bowls have been on repeat at my house because they are the perfect summer meal and satisfy all my comfort food cravings!

Be sure to grab a jar of Sir Kensington’s avocado oil mayo, because you will be thankful to have it in your refrigerator!  Plus if you listen to our podcast, you know that Holly and I are both addicted to their mustard and chipotle mayo!

Their avocado oil mayo along with all natural mustard, ketchup and other sauces are available at Whole Foods and other natural retailers.  And just for you all, Sir Kensington’s is offering Colorful Eats readers free shipping on all orders using the code “poke” at checkout!

Thank you Sir Kensington’s for sponsoring this post, all thoughts and statements are uniquely my own.

Paleo & Gluten Free Spicy Poke Bowls

serves 4


  • 1 1/2 lbs sushi grade fresh ahi
  • 1/4 cup Sir Kensington’s Avocado Oil Mayonnaise
  • 2-3 tbsp Sriracha*
  • 2 cups seaweed salad
  • 1 cup carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup purple cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced
  • 1 mango, cut into small chunks
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced or crumbled seaweed nori
  • 1 tbsp black or white sesame seeds, to garnish

*depending on desired level of spice


  • Prepare all your toppings by slicing or chopping them and placing them into individual bowls.
  • Use a sharp knife to cut your ahi into small bite sized chunks.
  • In the bottom of a mixing bowl, stir together the avocado oil mayo and Sriracha sauce.  Add the ahi on top and gently stir to combine.
  • Assemble your spicy poke bowls with a spoonful of seaweed salad and spicy ahi poke topping with your favorite toppings to your hearts content.
  • Store any remaining ahi poke in an airtight contain in the refrigerator for up to 1 day.

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