In a large pot, bring several cups of water to a boil.
Meanwhile, chop your broccoli into medium sized chunks. Look at above picture for more. Once water is boiling, add broccoli for only 30 seconds to 1 minute. Drain immediately, and soak in ice water for a few minutes to prevent further cooking.
Meanwhile, make your dressing. In a food processor or high powered blender, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth.
Drain broccoli completely. Toss with remaining chopped vegetables and dressing. Serve with slivered almonds on top.