If you haven’t tried Organic Broccolette, you’re in for a treat.
A member of the family of cruciferous vegetables that includes broccoli and cauliflower, broccolette looks like miniature broccoli — but it’s definitely not the same! Similar to “broccolini” and “baby broccoli” (trade names for varieties owned by other growers), broccolette is a hybrid cross between broccoli and gai lan (Chinese kale). Long, slender and elegant, broccolette’s juicy green stalks are topped with clusters of tiny florets. Its stalks are sweeter and less fibrous than those of its bigger cousin; they’re completely edible and don’t require peeling.
Its fresh flavor is similar to asparagus, but with an intriguing hint of pepper and mustard, and none of broccoli’s cabbagey flavor.