Use the best ingredients you can find at the farmer's markets, and your favorite rotisserie chicken, or leftover chicken. This salad is excellent on a hot day when you don't want to heat up the kitchen. I lightly steam all the cooked veg in the microwave. Great served with a loaf of excellent crusty bread and a pitcher of sangria!
1Layer all ingredients, beginning with lettuce, in serving bowl. Top with croutons, preferably homemade, and serve dressing on the side. For dressing, combine 1 clove garlic, 1/4 white wine vinegar, 2 TB honey, 1/2 cup olive oil, in blender and emulsify. Add fresh chopped basil, parsley, salt, and pepper to taste.