One recipe for a salad that contains broccoli and cranberries is the recipe for watercress and broccoli salad with dried cranberries on Epicurious.com. Another recipe for broccoli and cranberry salad is on OceanSpray.com and includes bacon, cheddar and sunflower kernels.
For the Epicurious recipe, steam 4 cups of broccoli florets for about four minutes or until the vegetables are just tender. Rinse the florets with cold water, and drain them well. Combine 1/4 cup each of red wine vinegar and honey, and whisk in 1 minced clove of garlic. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir in 3/4 cup of sliced red onion and 6 tablespoons of dried cranberries, and allow the onions to soften in the dressing for approximately 30 minutes. Mix in the steamed broccoli florets and 5 cups of watercress. Adjust seasonings if necessary.
To make a broccoli and cranberry salad according to the recipe by Ocean Spray, combine 5 cups of broccoli florets with 3/4 cup of dried cranberries and 1/2 cup of chopped red onion in a large bowl. Add 1 cup each of shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, crumbled cooked bacon and sunflower kernels. Whisk 1 cup of mayonnaise with 1/4 cup of sugar, 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper in another bowl to make a dressing. Toss the dressing with the broccoli mixture, and chill the salad for one hour before serving.