Bacon Broccoli Berry Salad

This is a recipe developed by my mama.  Perfect for summer dinner on the deck – and so easy!

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8 slices of crisp cooked bacon, crumbled
1 bunch broccoli, cut up
1/2 cup dried cranberries
3/4 cup Light Miracle Whip
1/3 cup sugar  (1/4 if you want to tone down the sweetness)
3 tablespoons raspberry or cider vinegar
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion

1. In a very large bowl stir together Miracle Whip, sugar, and vinegar.

2. Place red onion and cranberries in a colander; pour boiling water over. Drain well.

3. Combine dressing mixture, onion and cranberry mixture, and broccoli and bacon. Chill several hours and enjoy!

If you’re curious as to why the boiling water in #2 – it softens the cranberries a bit, and takes some bite out of the onion.  Who knew?!

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