Dishing Up the Dirt

roasted broccoli with hippie sauce

Hip hip hooray!!! We finally finished our second greenhouse this week.

Feels good to check this off the list.  It’s amazing how quickly our schedules have gone from lazy winter mode to full blown farm mode. We are constantly covered in dirt and dreaming of the greenhouse temperature. We also have a few new members of the family (yep, we got chickens!) I will introduce you all to them in a different post.

Times like this call for quick, easy, and tasty food.

A few weeks ago I made “hippie bowls with hippie sauce” I have gotten so many emails from readers who made the sauce and absolutely loved it.  Ever since then I have been whipping up huge batches so that we always have it on hand to drizzle over anything. Honestly, it tastes so stinking good that I have been caught eating it with a spoon. It’s almost as addicting as peanut butter out of the jar!

We made roasted broccoli with hippie sauce as a side dish to lentils and quinoa. It was absolutely delicious and really hit the spot. If you need a go-to side dish to bring over to friends house for dinner this should be it! Dig in!

Roasted Broccoli with Hippie Sauce

Prep Time: 10 minutes    Cook Time: 25 minutes    Serves: 2-4

  • 1 large head of broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 TBS oil (we used coconut oil but feel free to use oil of choice)
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Hippie Sauce:
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 TBS white wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp dijon style mustard
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 2 tsp sriracha hot sauce (or a pinch of cayenne pepper)
  • 3 TBS nutritional yeast


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Drizzle broccoli with oil, salt and pepper. Place on a prepared baking sheet and roast in the oven until lightly browned and crisp. About 20-25 minutes. Toss broccoli halfway through cooking.
  3. Make the hippie sauce by whisking all the ingredients together until smooth. This works best with an emersion blender or food processor.
  4. Once broccoli is done roasting sprinkle with walnuts and drizzle with hippie sauce.


Use this recipe as a guide and adjust measurements and ingredients as necessary. You may end up with excess hippie sauce which will keep well in the fridge for up to 5 days.

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21 thoughts on “roasted broccoli with hippie sauce

  1. Amy says:

    I don’t have to share this, right?
    Congratulations on getting the second greenhouse finished. I can’t wait to see the chickens 🙂

    1. Andrea says:

      No sharing necessary!!!

  2. I love these kind of hipipe sauces, and hippie one-bowl meals for that matter. Make them all the time because they’re so easy and satisfying for weeknight meals. Will definitely try this sauce!

    1. Andrea says:

      Hippie sauce is truly the best thing we’ve come up with. It tastes great on pretty much everything! I’m glad you are into the one-bowl meals too!!!

  3. Congrats on the second greenhouse!
    And yes, I most definitely eat peanut butter with a spoon. I can imagine this sauce is amazing, I can’t wait to give a try!

    1. Andrea says:

      Thank you Sarah!!

  4. So I totally had roasted broccoli with your vegan Caesar dressing for dinner last night. Delicious! I will be trying it with your now-famous hippie sauce ASAP! Congrats on finishing greenhouse #2. Have a great weekend!

    1. Andrea says:

      We love that Caesar dressing SO much. I’m glad you guys are enjoying it too!!!

  5. Congrats on the greenhouse project! Now you have me dreaming of bathing in a greenhouse sauna….How nice this sounds in the winter, compared to its allure in the summer, ha!

    Pinning this recipe. Tahini on everything has become my life.

    1. Andrea says:

      Tahini is my favorite ingredient!

  6. I love broccoli and tahini together! They’re a great combo. Roasting broccoli is my absolute favourite way to eat it. And your dog is just adorable!

    1. Andrea says:

      Thank you so much!

  7. Congrats on the second green house, what an undertaking! 🙂 I loooove that you named it Hippie Sauce, that’s awesome! I’ll have to try it out 🙂

    1. Andrea says:

      Let me know if you try the sauce out!!

  8. Amy Jo says:

    I love the hippie sauce! And happy for your greenhouse progress.

    1. Andrea says:

      Thank you!

  9. Oh! I’m so happy I was introduced to your blog today! Funny enough, I just made some broccoli with a similar tahini sauce for lunch today. I’m going to call it Hippie Sauce now and forever.

    I’m hoping to move to the Portland area this summer, so I’m excited to see what you’re doing and learn more about your farm.

    1. Andrea says:

      I’m so happy you found the blog. Thank you for your sweet comment. We live about an hour outside of Portland ( I grew up there) It is a great city and I hope you fall in love with this area as much as we have!

  10. Jo says:

    I’ve made your hippie sauce at least 3 times since you posted it and it tastes amazing on top of EVERYTHING! Thanks for bringing it into my life! I put it on top of everything – the bowls we eat multiple nights a week, veggies, pouring it straight in my mouth…

  11. Hi there, i was wondering what TBH yeast/viniger are ? is it a brand or just a thing. I have googled it but being in the UK i am not familliar with it and am just checking. LOVING the recipies on here 🙂 i shall share with my foodie friends over here xx Thankyou xx

    1. Andrea says:

      Hi Chloe,

      Tahini is ground up sesame seeds and nutritional yeast is a deactivated yeast that is used in a lot of vegan cooking. It’s healthy and has a slightly cheesy flavor. You may have to order it if you can’t find it at a healthy food store in the UK..

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