Mix all salad ingredients well, reserving chopped egg & bacon. Refrigerate until serving time.
Just before serving, toss with dressing and top with crumbled bacon & chopped egg.
Note: If you can find cottage cheese with chives, it's better than plain. I also substitute chopped shallot for the red onion. Dressing quantity is ample. Add just enough to moisten salad and use remaining in another recipe.