This research work presents two methods of preserving and improving the quality of locust beans namely: salting and drying. 80g of non-salted sample of locust beans and the same quantity of the sample with 5g of salt and 10g salt were subjected to direct sunlight drying for 5 days. Proximate analysis showed that dried salted sample contains 67.65% of protein while dried non-salted sample has 66.82% of protein. The non-salted sample has a microbial load of 1.02×107cfu/g while the salted sample has 1.42×105cfu/g at the end of the fifth day of drying. The non-salted has the greatest drying rate while the 10g salted sample has the least drying rate.