1 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
4 heads fresh broccoli florets, cut into small bite size pieces (need about 12 cups)
2 cups dried cranberries (or raisins)
2 cups sunflower seeds
1 red onion, diced
1 cup pecans (or almonds)
Mix the above ingredients in a large bowl. Prepare dressing and pour over salad. Toss well to coat. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.
1/2 cup white sugar
2 cups mayonnaise
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1 tsp each salt and pepper
Whisk above ingredients together and mix well.