A vegetable consisting of dark green clusters of buds, known as florets, which grow on branching arms that connect to a thick leafy stalk. Broccoli is harvested before the buds begin to blossom.
To Julienne carrots for salad topping or a simple garnish:
Begin with a clean, peeled carrot. Slice four sides of the carrot to create a rectangle.
Cut carrot lengthwise into approximately 1/8 inch slices.