This recipe is based on a salad I had recently at The Cheesecake Factory. We played "food detective" and tried to guess the ingredients in the dressing, then replaced some ingredients to "raw-it-up" a bit. The result was one of the best salads I've had in a long time! The trick is in the chopping. Small pieces make it more fun-- don't ask me why!
I invented this recipe when my house-mates told me they didn't want the stems from their broccoli. That's why at first I just used stems, which is delicious, but using the heads of the broccoli tastes just as good-- it's up to you!