Total of 2 cups of chopped veggies: Chop peppers, onion and cilantro. If using fresh corn, remove from cob. Place veggies and corn in skillet with about 1-2 tsp of olive oil, sprinkle with Southwest spice mix and simmer for only about 5 min. Remove from heat. Cook bacon and crumble.
Boil pasta according to package directions, drain and allow to cool. Add veggies, cilantro and bacon and cheese and toss. Add dressing and toss to coat. Salt and pepper to taste and garnish with additional cilantro.
Allow to chill for at least one hour to allow the flavors to marry.