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The Tastiest Way to Eat Canned Tuna

Whether you're using this bodybuilding staple for a salad or a sandwich, here's how to find the best brand on the market—and the right (mayo-free!) way of prepping it.

Every bodybuilder knows there’s nothing drier than tuna out of a can. And there’s gotta be a better way of prepping it than drenching it with mayonnaise.

Good news: There is! First, buy Wild Planet Wild Albacore Tuna ($23 for six 5oz cans), which is pole-caught and has a beautiful, silky texture. (Oil-packed canned fish have better texture and flavor.)

Here’s the ultimate recipe for any tuna sandwich or salad.

How To Prep Your Tuna

Mix together:
1 (5oz) can oil-packed tuna, well drained
1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp fresh basil, chopped (can also use parsley or tarragon)
1 stalk celery, diced
2 tsp black olives (niçoise or kalamata), rinsed, pitted, and roughly chopped
1 tsp capers, rinsed and roughly chopped
2 tsp lemon juice, to taste, and/or salt, to taste

Lather tuna on whole-grain bread or dollop on greens.

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