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Tomato Soup Topped with Smoky BBQ Crunchy Roasted Crickets

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01 Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/ gas mark 6. Place both types of tomatoes, the leeks, white onion, garlic and 4 teaspoons of the olive oil in a roasting tin and roast in the hot oven for 15-20 minutes until coloured.

02 Once the vegetables are starting to colour in the roasting tin, transfer them to a deep pan. Pour in the stock and cream and, using a hand held blender until smooth. Alternatively, blend in food processor.

03 Serve the soup in bowl and top with a packet of our Smoky BBQ crunchy roasted crickets and a dash of chilli oil. It looks wonderful if you set some of the roasted vine cherry tomatoes aside after roasting them and then put them on top of the soup as an extra garnish.


  • 2 large plum tomatoes
  • 400g/14oz vine cherry tomatoes
  • 2 leeks, roughly chopped
  • 1 large white onion, roughly chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 100ml/3½fl oz/scant ½ cup olive oil
  • 6ml/1 tsp of Chilli Oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 packet/12g Smoky BBQ Crunchy Roasted Crickets
  • 200ml/7fl oz/scant 1 cup double (heavy) cream
  • 500ml/17fl oz/2 cups vegetable stock

Eat Grub are stirring things up in the kitchen, adding edible insects to your favourite dishes! Grub’s Up is a series of recipes for you to try at home. Today we present our Tomato Soup Topped with Smoky BBQ Crunchy Roasted Crickets. Warming, healthy and simple our edible insects are the perfect substitute for croutons. Crickets are not only delicious they are also packed full of high quality nutrients. Crickets 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.

Our Smoky BBQ crickets on top of this sweet, simple and smooth soup add a welcome crunch. In fact, the crickets can be used on top of a whole manner of dishes, as they’re a brilliant smoky and crispy garnish. Any tomatoes will do for the soup, but we find that a combination of plum and vine tomatoes gave an extra juicy result.

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.

Now that you love cooking with edible insects, help us spread the grub love further. Show your friends and family! You can give them our discount code – grublove for 15% of their order to get them started.