Salsa de Chapulines

Grasshopper Salsa

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    2 cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Oaxaca: Home Cooking from the Heart of Mexico

By Bricia Lopez and Javier Cabral

Published 2019

  • About

It always boggles my mind when people think it’s weird that I eat chapulines. I remember in middle school I would take chapulines to school as a snack and I was known as “that girl who ate grasshoppers.” I ate them like popcorn. But I always loved them and embraced my reputation. I was never ashamed. Every time someone comes into my restaurants and thinks it’s weird to eat grasshoppers, I always ask them: “Well, do you like shrimp?” I ask them to analyze the diet that shrimp eat and