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.
Dressing: 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.