After seeing this salad posted on Smitten Kitchen I was super curious and skeptical about the combination of ingredients. Surprisingly, I LOVED this and found that the ingredients work so well together and each one is essential to pull this unexpected salad off. To quickly shred the red cabbage I use my food processor.

To make this #dinnerdoneby9am I whisk the dressing ingredients in the morning and toss the salad ingredients in the morning, refrigerate all day and dress the salad just prior to serving.

-zest and juice of 1 lemon
3Tbsp olive oil
-1 tsp salt
-1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
-1 small head red cabbage, shredded
-1/2 c dates, chopped
-1/2 cup feta
-1/2 bunch parsley, chopped
-1 Tbsp sesame seeds

In a medium to large bowl whisk together the lemon zest and juice through the red pepper flakes. Toss with remaining ingredients and serve.