Marinated Red Cabbage Date Salad

Updated: Sep 1, 2020

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Not a big fan of eating bowls of watery romaine for lunch and looking for a salad that’s hearty, colorful, and will actually fill you up? Then you’ve come to the right place my interweb friend. This Marinated Red Cabbage Date Salad is tangy, crunchy, and bright purple! What’s not to love?


Marinated Red Cabbage Date Salad
Marinated Red Cabbage Date Salad

If you need a bit more convincing, this salad is a great meal option. First off, it’s extremely easy to make. The only real “work” is massaging the dressing into the red cabbage. Also, the longer this salad sits, the better it tastes! Whenever I make this, I always look forward to day 2 or 3 since I know the flavors will have melded into sweet and savory harmony.


Marinated Red Cabbage Date Salad
Marinated Red Cabbage Date Salad

The bright color of this salad is an indicator of the great nutrients in it. Red cabbage is packed with vitamin C, which helps to support the immune system and acts as an antioxidant. It also contains folate and helps to form red blood cells. The dates in this salad not only give it a sweet burst, but also provide filling fiber and inflammation fighting flavonoids.


Marinated Red Cabbage Date Salad
Marinated Red Cabbage Date Salad

Alone, it makes a great side dish for a picnic or dinner. To bulk it up and stage it as the main course, add a protein and a nutty grain like bulgur wheat to the mix.