Okay, so I cheated. I’m not ashamed to admit that I enjoy the flavor and ease of the grocery store rotisserie chicken. Really, you can’t beat the convenience. The vinaigrette melds beautifully with the fresh mint and basil, and the flavorful veggies.
1 1/2 tsp honey, 1 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper.
To blanch the asparagus, you can boil a separate pot of water. My favorite trick is to throw the asparagus in with the boiling pasta during the last minute of cooking. Drain the asparagus with the pasta.
Wash 2 cups grape tomatoes. Prepare 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil leaves and 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves.