Recipe: Spicy Cricket Hummus

When it comes to incorporating insects into their diets, those newly interested in entomophagy often don't know where to start. Luckily, cooking with insects is incredibly easy!

We are so excited to share our new recipes, straight from the Coalo Valley Farms Test Kitchen. Our goal is to teach you how to make healthy and delicious edible insect cuisine.

Spicy Cricket Hummus is one of our favorite cricket dishes. We chose it as our first recipe because it is simple, flavorful, and perfect to share with family and friends- even those reluctant to try bugs for the first time. 

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Here's what you'll need: 

1 cup Chickpeas

3 Tablespoons Olive Oil

3 Tablespoons Sriracha

2 Tablespoons Tahini

1 Teaspoon Salt

1 Teaspoon Pepper

2 Cloves Garlic, Minced

1/2 Lemon, Juiced

2.5 Tablespoons Cricket Powder

1 Tablespoon Crushed Red Pepper

Optional: Extra Sriracha, Lemon, Garlic, and Crushed Red Pepper to garnish

Step 1:

Combine All Ingredients in Food Processor

Step 2:

Blend until Smooth & Transfer to Serving Bowl

Step 3 (Optional): 

Sprinkle with Crushed Red Pepper, Sriracha, and Lemon Juice.

Swirl and Garnish with Garlic. 

We love this recipe because it's healthy, protein-packed and easy to make. Let us know how you like it!

Have you tried cooking with insects? If so, we'd love to hear from you. Share your experiences in the comments section, or email your favorite entomophagy recipe to!