PUBLISHED: 12:18 PM on Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Spinach & Cheddar Salad

1 (10 ounce) bag washed baby spinach leaves or torn spinach leaves

1 cup (4 ounces) shredded or finely diced smoked or sharp Wisconsin Cheddar cheese

1/3 cup packaged real bacon bits

1/4 cup thin red onion rings or strips

1/4 cup thinly sliced radishes (optional)

1/3 cup bottled red wine or raspberry vinaigrette salad dressing

1 hard cooked egg, chopped (optional)

1/2 cup herb or garlic croutons

Freshly ground black pepper (optional)

In large bowl, combine spinach, cheese, bacon bits, red onion and, if desired, radishes. Add dressing; toss well and transfer to serving plates. Top with egg if desired and croutons. Serve with freshly ground black pepper if desired.

Makes 4 side dish or 2 meatless main dish servings.