Broccoli is a plant of the Cabbage family, it possesses abundant fleshy flower heads, usually green in color, arranged in a tree-like fashion on branches sprouting from a thick, edible stalk. The large mass of flower heads is surrounded by leaves.


Broccoli Salad (Submitted by Kristi Swanson, AmeriCorps NCCC 2003)

  • 1 head broccoli cut up into small pieces
  • 1 small red onion--chopped
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 10 bacon strips, fried and crumbled (You may substitute Bacos)

Mix all of the above ingredients together


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Mix with salad. Optional you may top with 1 cup sunflower seeds. Chill 1-2 hours before serving.