Cricket Meze Buddha Bowl 🦗🥣

Now here's a scrumptious and super healthy bowl full of goodness.

Over 25g of protein for under 450 calories. High in iron, calcium, potassium and B12 from the crickets, fibre from the sweet potato and chickpeas, and vitamin A, C and K from the kale.

All brought together with Middle Eastern flavours: za'atar, turmeric, cumin and a nice big dollop of hummus. Lush.

Serves: 2 Portions

Time: 40mins


30g Crickets

10g Za'atar Spice Mix

2 red onions - sliced into wedges

1 large sweet potato - peeled and diced

2 handfuls kale

1 tin chickpeas

1tsp cumin

1/4 tsp turmeric

2tbsp Tomato and Chilli Chutney

1 pot Hummus

1/2 lime

2 tbsp Olive oil


1. PREP & ROAST VEG | 25mins

  • Preheat the oven to 180C fan/190c/gas5.

  • Add the red onion and sweet potato to a baking tray with the za'atar spice blend and 1 tbsp of olive oil. Season well with salt and pepper.

  • Roast for 15 - 20 mins, or until the sweet potato is soft and starting to colour.

  • Add in the kale and stir through, return to the oven for 5 mins to wilt the leaves and then set the tray aside until you are ready to serve.

2. FRY CRICKETS | 5 mins

  • In a bowl mix the crickets, cumin and turmeric with 1tbsp of olive oil until the crickets are evenly coated.

  • Then add another tbsp of olive oil to a frying pan and fry the crickets for about 2-3mins or until they're crunchy.

3. ADD CHICKPEAS | 5 mins

  • Once the crickets are nice and crispy add the drained chickpeas. Fry for another 2-3mins stirring regularly.

  • Then add in the chutney and stir until heated through.

  • Lastly squeeze of half a lemon juice.

4. SERVE | 5 mins

  • To serve place half of the vegetable into each bowl, next to that place heaped spoons of the crickets and chickpeas.

  • Finish with a generous dollop of hummus in the centre of each bowl and garnish with the shredded beetroot and rocket leaves.

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