Prepare vegetables and bacon. Place in bowl along with the dried cranberries.
For Dressing: Combine all ingredients in small bowl and whisk until smooth. Pour half the dressing over the prepared vegetables and mix to coat vegetables then repeat with remaining dressing. Refrigerate for at least 45 minutes before serving. At time of serving, sprinkle salad with sunflower seeds and, if desired, chopped chives.
Yield: Apx. 3 - 4 side salad servings