Poke Tuna Cucumber Boats

May 2, 2024

By Maria Fernanda Lopez

Reviewed by Rae Mueller, RDN

Kyla Health

It’s May and this month is all about incorporating fresh veggies into our meals.

This is a simple, fresh and high-protein recipe that doesn’t require any cooking – just ahi tuna and simple, staple ingredients are needed to make this recipe for lunch or dinner. Cucumbers are high in water content, so they’ll both hydrate you and fill you up!

Poke Tuna Cucumber Boats


Serves 1

  • 1 piece of sushi–grade ahi tuna
  • 3 tsp of sriracha sauce
  • 3 limes
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 tbsp of coconut aminos
  • ½  tsp of garlic powder
  • ⅛ tsp of of black pepper
  • 1 large cucumber
  • ½ cup of cooked white rice
  • ½  tbsp of red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp of finely chopped cilantro


  1. Cook rice according to package instructions.
  2. Chop the ahi tuna into little cubes and squeeze the limes over it, and mix in with sriracha, garlic, black pepper, salt and coconut aminos. Let it sit for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  3. Wash, peel and remove the seeds from the center of the cucumbers and stuff them with cooked white rice, top with ahi tuna, cilantro and red pepper chili flakes.
  4. Enjoy!
Poke Tuna Cucumber Boats Video


Nutrition analyzed in My Net Diary and may not be 100% accurate due to variations in brands used, substitutions, etc.

Shopping List

  • 1 sushi–grade ahi tuna steak
  • Sriracha sauce
  • 3 limes
  • Sea salt
  • 1 bottle of coconut aminos
  • Garlic powder
  • Black pepper
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 1 bag of white rice, or 1 package of pre-cooked rice
  • Red pepper flakes
  • 1 bunch of fresh cilantro

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