Grasshopper Meatballs Sandwich, Coleslaw & Grated Carrots

These grasshopper meatballs are made from Dutch Grasshoppers. The founder of the Krekerij, the company which is producing these meatballs, was inspired after listening to a topic-related TED talk. Edible insects don’t need a lot of space, antibiotics and are high in proteins and nutrients. Since he didn’t like the flavor of the plain insects, they turned them into delicious meatballs and burgers. A great idea I think so! 

Sandwich Grasshopper Meatballs

Servings 2 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes


  • Frying Pan
  • Bowl


  • 2 Buns
  • 6 Grasshopper Meatballs
  • 2 tbsp BBQ Sauce
  • Spring Onion


  • 150 gram Red Cabbage
  • ½ Apple
  • 2 tbsp Mayonaise
  • 1 tbsp Vinegar
  • Pinch of Ground Cloves or cumin

Carrot Slaw

  • 2 Carrots
  • 1 tbsp Honey or powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp Vinegar



  • For the coleslaw, cut the red cabbage in thin slices. Then slice or grate the apple also in small slices.
  • Add the cabbage, apple, vinegar, cloves and mayonaise to a bowl and mix through. Season with salt, pepper and (optional) a pinch of powdered sugar.

Carrot Slaw

  • Grate the carrots and mix with honey, vinegar, salt and pepper.

The Bun

  • Pour some olive oil in the frying pan and add the grasshopper meatballs. Bake these until hot and crispy. Then add the BBQ sauce and make sure all meatballs are coated with a layer of sauce.
  • Cut the bun open. Add the coleslaw to one side of the bun and the carrotslaw to the other side. Top with the hot grasshopper meatballs and some chopped spring onion.
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: Dutch, Sustainable

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