Roasted Broccoli, bacon, quinoa salad with sesame dressing.


Indulge in the perfect blend of flavors and textures with our Roasted Broccoli, Bacon, Quinoa Salad drizzled with a delectable Sesame Dressing. This dish is a delicious fusion of roasted broccoli florets, crispy bacon bits, nutty quinoa, and a savory sesame dressing that will tantalize your taste buds. Whether you’re looking for a satisfying lunch or a flavorful side dish, this salad is sure to delight you with its wholesome ingredients and irresistible combination of ingredients. Treat yourself to a culinary experience that is both nutritious and bursting with flavor with our Roasted Broccoli, Bacon, Quinoa Salad with Sesame Dressing.

Photo and recipe created by Elisabeth @zazachef_cook.eat.repeat



3-4 cups broccoli florets
4 slices bacon, cut in small pieces
1 cup Ancient Harvest Traditional Quinoa, cooked

Creamy Sesame Dressing
2 tbsp agave syrup
2 tbsp water
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
2 tsp tamari soy sauce
2 tsp lemon juice
½ tsp tamarind paste
½ tsp salt
½ tsp garlic powder
1 cup Hellman’s mayonnaise
2 tbsp toasted sesame oil

2 tbsp toasted white sesame seeds


Preheat the oven to 425F.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and add the broccoli, spray with avocado oil, and add salt. Bake for 10-15 minutes, turning halfway.

On a different baking sheet (I prefer using foil for this) I spread the back and bake at the same time. When the bacon is ready, I remove the bacon from the tray and place it on a paper towel to remove the excess grease.

In the meantime, place all the ingredients for the dressing in a high-speed blender and blend until well mixed. You will definitely have leftovers of this but it’s good on many things and you can add siracha to it as well. Set aside.

In a large bowl mix the broccoli, quinoa, bacon, and dressing. Serve when it’s still warm.