Summer’s canapés – Mealworms, sprouts and sun

Hello everyone!

The summer is not over yet. It is still possible to find nice and juicy summer’s vegetables on the market’s shelves. (And it’s always time to have an apéro!)

Summer… Sun, vegetables full of colors, finger food, South of France, the crickets chirping, the flowers…

So veggies, mealworms, South of France, sun, sprouts… It’s time to mix everything and use the seasoned mealworms from Jimini’s on canapés with sprouts. It will be a delicious and healthy moment for enjoying the end of the summer.

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Les canapés : Mealworms on vegetables

For this recipe, I chose to use some already seasoned insects : les Molitor – “Sésame et cumin”, I find that the seasoning goes very well with the tomato, the zucchini and the sauces.

Jimini’s sells also some mealworms and grasshoppers specially for cooking which are called “Origine” . I used these mealworms in a mug cake with chocolate and raspberries.

If you want more information about Jimini’s, you can check the section “product review”!

With my mealworms, I chose to use some local vegetables found in the market, some pesto and eggplant caviar available in organic store and some sprouts.

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My nice sprouter!

Ingredients for 12 summer mealworms canapé

Preparation time : 15 min

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  • 1 half box of seasoned mealworms “Jimini’s – Le Molitor Sésame et cumin”
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 zucchini
  • Egg plant caviar
  • Pesto
  • Some sprouts (I used pink lentils and mungo beans)
  • Fresh basil
  • Sea salt


Wash the tomato and the zucchini. Cut them into thick slices.

Spread generously some pesto on the tomato and some eggplant caviar on the zucchini.
mealworms recipe edible insects entomophagy sprout healthy
Cut finely the basil and spread it on the tomato.

Sprinkle with a little bit of salt.

Add some life, energy and crunchiness with the sprouts and the mealworms.

Bon apéro!

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I hope you will like this recipe and try your own recipe with mealworms.

Take care and see you soon!



Formerly I'm an environmental engineer, personal trainer, fitness nutrition specialist and "Entotarian". In the edible insects industry for five years, I've been consultant for an insect farm in France, free-lance writer and international speaker. After developing the world's first table-top farm, I'm now in Paris with Jimini's where we are developing and selling delicious insects. I would say that my life revolves around eating insects.

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  1. 26/10/2015

    […] Et si vous souhaitez faire le plein de bonnes choses, faire plaisir à votre palais, votre corps et vos invités, vous retrouvez sur mon blog une recette de canapés aux légumes et Molitors. […]

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