Another variation of the always popular broccoli salad - I like the tanginess and texture of the dried cranberries! This salad is good anytime of the year - the favors really come together the next day (if you have any left....)
Rinse and drain broccoli. Remove the tough bottoms of the stalks, slice stems and flowerets, then coarsely chop all parts and place in large mixing bowl. Quarter onion slices and add to broccoli along with grapes, cranberries, sunflower kernels,bacon and cheese. Toss well to combine.
For dresssing, combine remaining ingredients and mix well until sugar is dissolved and mixture is smooth.
Refrigerate all, toss broccoli with dressing just before serving.