California produces almost all of the broccoli sold in the United States.

Veggie Guide: Shopping,
Storage, Preparation, and More

  • Look for light green stalks and bright green or purplish-green heads. Don’t buy broccoli with yellow heads.
  • Refrigerate unwashed for up to 5 days.
  • Wash before using. Remove any leaves. Both stems and flowers can be eaten.
  • Eat raw, blanched, steamed, stir-fried or roasted
  • Tastes great with breadcrumbs, cauliflower, cheese or chicken
  • Season with curry, garlic or lemon

Starting simple is a great way to try out a new vegetable, like broccoli. Here are a couple easy ways to enjoy it.

  1. Toss steamed broccoli with pasta and alfredo sauce.
  2. Add chopped broccoli to scrambled eggs.
  3. Shred broccoli stalks and add them to coleslaw or green salads.


Broccoli & Ham Breakfast Bake
Serves 6

  • 6 large eggs
  • ½ cup 2% lowfat milk
  • ¾ cup ham, diced
  • 1 cup broccoli, chopped
  • ½ cup frozen sweet corn
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Place a 9×9-inch baking dish in the oven to warm.
  2. While the oven heats up, beat the eggs in a bowl and stir in the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Pull the baking dish out of the oven. Spread the butter
    around the bottom and up the sides of the pan.
  4. Pour egg mixture into the dish.
  5. Bake for approximately 20 minutes until center is dry.

Nutrition Facts per serving:
160 calories; 11g fat; 6g carbohydrates; 12g protein;
2g sugars; 210mg cholesterol; 330mg sodium.

Recipe is an excerpt from I ❤️Vegetables book.
Free recipe cards below for download in English or Spanish.

English Recipe Card


What Else is In Season
Other Vegetables in Season include:

  • Beets
  • Bell Peppers
  • Carrot
  • Celery
  • Collard Greens
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Garlic
  • Green Beans
  • Lima Beans
  • Okra
  • Summer Squash & Zucchini
  • Tomatillos

View our What’s In Season GUIDE for SUMMER for a printable, 2-sided, complete list of fruits and vegetables in season plus shopping,
storage, preparation, and start simple tips.