Tuna Bowl for One (AIP, Paleo)

This Tuna Bowl for One, a handy single serving size recipe, cooks up in five minutes once your ingredients are prepped.

Tuna, kale, white sweet potatoes, black olives, green onions in a smooth white bowl.
Tuna Bowl for One (AIP, Paleo)
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You are probably wondering, dear reader, why in the world I am posting a recipe for one. Two reasons:

  1. Not every household in the world contains four family members.
  2. I know from experience that when one person in the house is eating AIP/Paleo, but the rest of the family is in the mood for takeout pizza, it is a good idea to have something you can whip up for a quick meal.

This recipe started out in a random way. I needed to make some lunch on a day that we didn’t have much in the refrigerator. As the saying goes, “Necessity is the mother of invention…”

I really liked the result – so much that I made it again and again. After a while, I realized that you might like it, too, and I should probably quit hogging the good stuff and share it with you!

A note about ingredients:

Tuna Bowl for One
(AIP, Paleo)

Tuna: I would like to introduce you to this brand of tuna, if you’ve never tried it before. (No, they don’t pay me to say that. I just really like it.) Big, delicious flakes of tuna are packed in olive oil by a company that supports sustainable fishing. It’s definitely not the tuna we knew as kids! 🙂

[Edit: Wild Selections Tuna in the link above seems to be unavailable for whatever reason. Try Portofino Solid Yellowfin Tuna In Extra Virgin Olive Oil. It is also delicious!]

Olives: If you are in the elimination phase of the AIP, you may want to be cautious about which brand of olive you choose. Find one with just olives and salt like this one . No additives.

I hope I’ve convinced you to give this a try, and that it will become something you can whip up in a hot minute the next time your family has a craving for deep dish!



Tuna Bowl for One (AIP, Paleo)

Recipe by Wendi’s AIP Kitchen – http://www.wendisaipkitchen.com Course: MainCuisine: AIP, PaleoDifficulty: Easy


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This Tuna Bowl for One, a handy single serving size recipe, cooks up in five minutes once your ingredients are prepped.


  • 1/2 cup 1/2 chopped white sweet potatoes

  • 1 1/2 TBSP 1 1/2 extra virgin olive oil

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 garlic powder

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 sea salt

  • 1/8 tsp 1/8 pepper (omit for elimination phase of AIP)

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 chopped zucchini

  • 2 leaves kale, stems removed and chopped

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 chopped green onions

  • 1/2 five-ounce can Portofino Solid Yellowfin Tuna In Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 sliced black olives


  • Microwave sweet potato chunks on high for 30 seconds.
  • In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add sweet potatoes, salt, pepper (if using), and garlic powder. Sauté for about 30 seconds.
  • Add zucchini, kale and green onions. Sauté until the kale softens a bit, about 30 seconds.
  • Add tuna and olives. Sauté until the veggies are done to your liking, and everything is heated through, maybe 20 seconds.


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  2. I underestimated this recipe! This is delicious & will become a staple! It’s so easy to prepare! And that’s said without even experiencing the full scope of your creation. Was in need of a grocery run so had to do without the zucchini & only had tuna in water. Plus I had the raw Sunfood black olives on hand which are more pungent. But I wished I doubled the recipe so I could be a glutton, I enjoyed it so! Thanks for keeping me in check, lately I really need the portion control police. 😂 Could you please update your recommendations for the tuna & black olives? The links don’t display. Can’t wait to have this again with all the ingredients on hand and then I’ll probably become more obsessed. As always….thank you!!!

    • Hi, Renee! I know what you mean! Who would ever think a tuna bowl would be so yummy? I have it for lunch almost every day, and it’s a great way to get more fish in my diet. I looked at the links you mentioned. I suspect that the olives will be available again at some point. (It happens that way on Amazon.) However, the tuna I wanted to recommend… I haven’t seen it in the store, and I’ve reached out to the company to no avail. I don’t think it’s coming back. I have recommended another brand that I like, too: Portofino. I put the link in the body of the blog. Thank you for taking the time to write! Much appreciated. 🙂

  3. I made this again & this time I had zucchini. Delish! I can see how this may become a habit! Thank you for the recommendation on the tuna. I’ll be purchasing it tonight. Oh & tonight I’ll be making your Ugly Soup…

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