Locusts burgers are a new trend in Saudi Arabia

img 4983 1.jpg
img 4983 1.jpg

Locusts burgers are a new trend in Saudi Arabia. In Saudi Arabia, a rising culinary trend involves exploring locust-based dishes, such as the innovative and budget-friendly ‘locust burger.’ With locust season in full swing, enthusiasts are experimenting with different cooking methods at home. The standout creation, priced at approximately SR7.50, comprises burger buns, locusts, onions, ketchup, and customizable toppings.

Locusts burgers are a new trend in Saudi Arabia

Locust aficionados share their hunting, purchasing (bags of about 100 locusts for 50 riyals), and cooking experiences on social media. The preparation typically involves cooking the locusts alive in water, adding ingredients like onions and oil. Some opt to pair them with lettuce, while others have pioneered the locust burger.

Prominent Saudi social media influencers actively promote these dishes. Iyad Al Hamoud encourages consuming Saudi locust meals, emphasizing their value over pricier imported options like the Swiss locust snack. Meshal Al Gharib, another content creator, shares a video of a locust vendor, highlighting pesticide-free, natural harvesting methods.

Public opinion in Saudi Arabia on consuming locusts varies. Some see it as a personal choice or ancestral tradition, citing clerics noting Prophet Muhammad’s consumption of locusts. Others associate it with poverty and deem it unnecessary given the variety of available foods.

More from Riyadh Xpress

Adhaan in Masjid-an-Nabwi | Madinah | World’s Famous Adhaan/Azaan

Elephant Mountain | Al Ula | Saudi Arabia

Al Ula | Fort | Old Town | Discover Saudi Arabia

Riyadh Xpress

Finally, follow Riyadh Xpress’s:

In addition, check out the latest articles by Riyadh Xpress

  • Firstly, King Salman urged the world to respond to the humanitarian crises caused by Covid-19: Click Here.
  • Secondly, Social Distancing Measures are implemented in supermarkets: Click Here.
  • Thirdly, the latest penalties on Iqama: Click Here.
  • Fourthly, Disabled parking violation/fine in Saudi Arabia: Click Here.
  • Lastly, hackers attack again to get your personal data: Click Here.

Check out the most viewed articles


Highest prayer room world record by Makkah with views of Holy Mosque

Previous article

List of all public holidays in Saudi Arabia 2024

Next article

You may also like


Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in NEWS