Salma Hayek: I Love Eating Bugs!

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updated 06/22/2010 AT 1:00 PM ET

originally published 06/22/2010 AT 1:35 PM ET

What’s the secret to Salma Hayek’s curves? One hint: they crawl on six legs.

“Look, I’m salivating,” Hayek, 43, told David Letterman Monday night about her taste for grasshoppers. “They’re delicious.”

The Mexican-born actress even has her favorite recipes from her native land for creepy-crawlies.

“These little ants fried are amazing – with a little guacamole,” she explains on The Late Show. “And the worms there are many different recipes for those. The little grasshoppers have a smoky flavor to them. It’s the way they cook them, and it’s really good.”


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