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Mealworm Flour tortilla Chips with Salsa

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01 Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4. Mix both flours and ½ teaspoon of salt together in a bowl while slowly adding the warm water until the mixture forms a ball of dough, then knead the dough ball until it's completely smooth.

02 Divide the dough into 8 small portions. Place a portion between 2 pieces of parchment paper and roll out as thinly as possible, ideally 2mm thick. Try to form an even disc. set aside and repeat with the remaining portions.

03 Toast each rolled-out portion of dough in a dry, non-stick pan until golden brown on both sides, then cut the toasted dough into triangular sections and sprinkle lightly with olive oil and salt and pepper.

04 Place the tortillas on a non-stick baking tray and bake in the hot oven for 6-8 minutes until golden brown and crispy. allow to cool.

05 Meanwhile, make the salsa. Place all the ingredients in a bowl, season with salt and black pepper and mix together.


Serve, sprinkled with a little salt and the salsa on the side. These tortilla chips can be stored for 2-3 days in an air tight container in a cool place.


  • 100g/3½oz/scant 1 cup masa harina golden cornflour
  • 50g/1¾oz/scant¼ cup mealworm flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 100-115ml/3½-4floz/ scant ½-½ warm water
  • olive oil, for sprinkling
  • 2 beef tomatoes, stems removed, diced
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • 1 bird's eye chilli, sliced
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp chopped coriander
  • a pinch of ground cumin
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)

Eat Grub are stirring things up in the kitchen, adding edible insects to your favourite dishes! Grub’s Up is a series of step-by-step recipe videos for you to try at home. Today we present our mealworm flour tortilla chips with salsa. More-ish, snack ready and ready to go our edible insects are the perfect substitute for cornflour. Mealworms are not only delicious they are also packed full of high quality nutrients. Mealworms are an excellent source of protein, fibre, Omegas 3&6, iron, calcium, Vit B12 plus many more micronutrients. This will elevate the nutritional good stuff in any plant-based dish.

That’s not all. The nutrients in edible insects are completely sustainable. Insects require a fraction of the land, resources and energy compared to traditional livestock. However, you get the same nutritional benefits.

Our favourite thing about this dish is it’s so simple and very quick. So making healthier choices with a busy schedule even easier. We think this is a dish for two, but hey who’s judging? You can eat the whole lot, completely guilt free. Or keep some for lunch the next day.

These chips are just as more-ish as their cornflour counterparts and make for a tasty pre-dinner snack. Serve with fresh salsa and a sprinkling of salt.

Serves 2-3

We will be adding plenty more of our videos and recipes to keep things fresh, for you. We have created recipes using each of our Eat Grub edible insects. So you can try a dish for grasshoppers, buffalo worms, mealworms, crickets and cricket powder. We believe that adding edible insects to familiar dishes will make insects a staple in your diet. Once you taste how delicious insects are, and reap the nutritional rewards you will never go back. For more inspiration check out our other insect recipes.

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