Cook pasta according to pasta directions.
Meanwhile, prep all of your veggies, cheese, and protein. I like to cut everything about the same size to match the size of my pasta. It makes each bite super easy to consume.
Drain pasta and rinse well with cold-water to stop the cooking.
Toss with desired amount of dressing to coat.
Add your meat, cheese, and veggies. Add a bit more dressing and toss to combine.
This salad will have a better flavor if you let it sit in the fridge for at least an hour before serving, but it can be served immediately, too.