1. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, place cranberries, sugar, and water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and allow to simmer for approximately 10 minutes, or until berries begin to burst. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
2. Add remaining ingredients and blend thoroughly with an immersion blender.
3. Combine all salad ingredients besides the pumpkin seeds.
4. Stir in half a cup of dressing and toss to coat.
5. Top with pumpkin seeds.