Here's my fav way to make a super quick yummy pasta salad. I use the tri colored pasta and boil until it is al dente or slightly firm. Rinse with cold water. I use an italian house dressing and pour over the pasta. Then I chop onions and red pepper and mix in. Then I like to cut up some hard or genoa salami into small bite size pieces and I sprinkle shredded parmesan on top. Refrigerate til fully chilled. Once of my favorite side dishes with grilled hamburgers or chicken.