Recipe: Paleo Tuna Veggie Bowls

Paleo Tuna Veggie Bowls | Freckled Italian

I have a pretty strict no-cooking-when-it's-over-90-degrees rule, so this summer I've been eating a lot of quick and easy salads that come together in a pinch. The problem with salads, as I'm sure you know, is that they can get really boring. This one is different--I put just a little lettuce in a bowl and then load it with sliced radishes, julienned cucumbers, sugar snap peas, cucumber noodles, and any other fresh veggies I might have in my fridge before topping the whole thing with a can of tuna. 

You could serve this salad with my Paleo sesame vinaigrette, but I also like it with just a drizzle of sesame oil and a teaspoon of Thai chili garlic paste--pretty much the same ingredients without taking the extra minute or two to mix them together first.

And I always use Bumble Bee Solid White Albacore in Water--Bumble Bee offers responsibly wild caught Albacore that is delicious, versatile, high in protein, and absolutely perfect as the main ingredient in any meal--see their website for full nutritional facts.

Paleo Tuna Veggie Bowls | Freckled Italian
Paleo Tuna Veggie Bowls | Freckled Italian


  • 1 5-ounce can of Bumble Bee Solid White Albacore Tuna
  • 1 cup of lettuce, chopped
  • 1-2 radishes, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 of a large cucumber, spiralized or julienned
  • 1 medium carrot, julienned
  • 5-6 sugar snap peas, sliced
  • 1-2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1-2 slices or wedges of fresh lime
  • 1/4 of an avocado, sliced
  • A drizzle of sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon (more or less depending on heat preference) of Thai chil garlici paste
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In a bowl, layer veggies over lettuce and top with drained tuna.
  2. Season with salt and pepper, then dress the salad with a little sesame oil.
  3. Serve with a small spoonful of Thai chili garlic paste and top with avocado, cilantro, and sesame seeds. Serve with fresh lime wedges.
Paleo Tuna Veggie Bowls | Freckled Italian
Paleo Tuna Veggie Bowls | Freckled Italian

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