I've never been a big fan of pasta salad. The typical pickle and tiny tube salad of my youth holds no appeal. Recently though, looking forward to the summer, I've tried my hand. Thinking that the treatment that works so well for potato salad, sprinkling the hot main ingredient with rice vinegar before it cools might work well for pasta, I tried it and it helps.
Now, I'm looking for suggestions for additions and final dressings. So far I've gone for olives for the earthier flavors and asiago cheese. For the brighter, I've used lemon juice, red bell peppers and parsley and mint and just used EVOO for a dressing.
What else should I try?