Nick Jonas Considers Himself a ‘Tuna Enthusiast’

When he’s not acting or singing on stage, Nick Jonas is a huge fan of this “niche market” food. What does this member of the Jonas Brothers eat in a day? What’s his famous tuna salad recipe? Here’s what we learned about this self-proclaimed “tuna enthusiast” from his social media account.

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On stage, he’s a singer, guitar player, and drummer for the Jonas Brothers. Offstage, however, Nick Jonas is a proud “tuna enthusiast,” as he shared on social media. After working out, the celebrity went into the kitchen to show off how he dresses up one of his favorite foods.

“I’ve been a tuna enthusiast for a long time now and it’s something that not a lot of people understand. It’s sort of a niche market these days,” Nick Jonas explained in his Instagram story. 

“A lot of people are heading towards the pre-packaged, premade stuff that you can get at any one of your Joan’s on Third, any one of your places that’s going to sell you fancy tuna fish. Lots of bells, lots of whistles, but what you want to do is have that personal connection with your tuna fish,” he continued.

Nick Jonas of The Jonas Brothers performs onstage during WCRF's 'An Unforgettable Evening'
Nick Jonas of The Jonas Brothers performs onstage during WCRF’s ‘An Unforgettable Evening’ | Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images for WCRF

What’s Nick Jonas’ tuna salad recipe?

Nick Jonas starts off his video by opening a can of tuna that, honestly, does look somewhat cat food-like. After that, he throws it in a bowl, along with from Trader Joe’s brand mayonnaise. This is because, he explains, it adds a lot of texture and helps get rid of the dryness. Nobody wants that. 

The next step is to take a fork and kind of mash and mix it up a little. The key to a good tuna salad is the quality of tuna, as Nick Jonas uses premium tuna in his recipe. That means this tuna is pre-seasoned and pre-flavored, but he still kicks it up a notch with sea salt, black pepper, and hot sauce.

Nick Jonas does have a personal chef

Another video, this one for Buzzfeed’s Tasty, dived into the life of Nick Jonas’ personal chef, touching on what he eats in a day when he’s not actually cooking for himself. That even includes fish-centered dishes like salmon with Persian tahdig, grilled vegetables, and spicy homemade tzatziki.

“I know Nick [Jonas] really likes incorporating fruit into his food. He always likes when I make fruity relishes or fruity salsa,” celebrity personal chef Sam Udell said. She also shared that Nick Jonas’s wife, Priyanka Chopra, has a salad or a grain bowl every day. Usually, it’s a chicken salad.

When he’s on the road with the Jonas Brothers, though, presumably, his diet changes sometimes. In terms of fast food, Celebrity Inside states that Nick Jonas’ favorite restaurants are McDonald’s and In-N-Out Burger.

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