Pro Tip: Add This Secret Ingredient To Your Tuna Salad For The Ultimate Muscle Meal

Hasan Variawa |

One spoonful of this and you’ll upgrade the flavour of this top muscle meal

As far as quick, muscle-building meals go, it’s tough to beat tuna fish salad. 170 grams of canned tuna, packed in water, contain 40 grams of protein for about 920 kilojoules. Add a large hardboiled egg and you’ve contributed 6 more grams of protein for 326 kilojoules. A little mayo will up the creaminess, but still keep you under a 2092 kilojoule meal—all while providing a powerhouse of workout recovery fuel. The strong taste of tuna is great for carrying add-ins, too. Grated carrots, sesame seeds, cilantro, lime juice, Sriracha, onion—most ingredients only enhance the flavour of the fish.


Yet there’s one tuna fish ingredient that reigns over all—and it’s probably one you’ve never thought of. After reading this, your taste buds will never be the same. The sweet heat of pickled jalapeno juice gives tuna fish salad a bite and a burn. Plus, combined with mayo, the juice helps make the mixture creamier without having to pile in more calories. You’re welcome.


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