A favorite restaurant of mine is called Porter Creek and every time I eat there, I order their Beet Salad with Goat Cheese. That is, every time they have it on the menu of course. I learned the hard way that for some reason, restaurants occasionally get rid of menu items … usually right before you make a special trip to their establishment. This has happened to me more often than I wish to admit. Instead of falling victim to “the end of your favorite dish” dilemma, I decided to figure out how to make my version of this gem of a salad at home.
What makes this dish unique is the beautifully harmonized flavors. The lightly spicy arugula is tossed with a splash of oil and lemon. The sweet red and yellow beets are tender and the warm salty goat cheese melts in your mouth. This combination of these textures and flavors is nothing short of a palatal symphony playing perfectly to your taste buds with every bite. No, seriously. It’s really that good.