Broccoli + Bacon Salad

Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Dried Cranberries

Adapted from Dad’s recipe, that originally came from our good friend Melodie.

Serves 4-6

3 heads of brocoli

1 small red onion, diced

1 cup dried cranberries

1 cup of sunflower seeds

1 package of apple smoked bacon

1 cup high quality mayonnaise

1/4 cup sugar

4 tbsp. red wine vinegar

Cook bacon in oven or pan until crispy.  Meanwhile, wash and cut the stems off of broccoli, and cut into bite sized pieces.  Add broccoli, cranberries, sunflower seeds, and onions in a large bowl.  Chop bacon into bite sized pieces and add to bowl.  Set aside.  Whisk together mayonnaise, sugar, and red wine vinegar.  Pour dressing over ingredients and mix thoroughly.  Let rest in the fridge for 3-4 hours.  It tastes best once the flavors have marinated.  It can even be made the night before you want to serve it.