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Miso Lazy: How to make a simple vinaigrette


The 360 no handed spoon whip to vinaigrette

Whether you’re suffering with a concussion and can hardly walk to the fridge, you’re having a jammed day of activities or you’re just lazy, don’t face plant into a bowl of cereal! I have the EASIEST vinaigrette recipe for a super quick & healthy salad!

Do you make your own homemade salad dressing? If not, you should! It’s so easy and much healthier than store bought. I have a secret…you don’t need a recipe and you don’t even really need measuring spoons — all you need is a basic understanding of how oil and vinegar work together. Here is everything you need to know, plus my favourite quick draw salad drizzle.

The ratio for grette’ness

The basic formula for making vinaigrette is one part vinegar or other acid mixed with three to four parts oil. For the oil you can use one type of oil or a blend, such as; Olive Oil, Sesame Oil, MCT Oil, Avocado Oil etc. The acid can range from apple cider vinegar, red wine vinegar, white wine vinegar, rice vinegar, balsamic vinegar or fresh-squeezed lemon, lime, or other citrus juices.

Zestify me

Once you’ve got the basics down, you can start amping it up. Here’s where you’ll add the theme ingredient for your vinaigrette, which can be anything from fresh herbs, minced garlic, honey, raspberries or miso! Once you get the idea, you can pair flavour profiles together like my Miso Vinaigrette:

Nutritional Highlights

Miso – Miso contains a lot of sodium, 200-300 mg/teaspoon so it can also help restore electrolytes after a long workout.

  • Stimulates digestion and is high in fiber
  • Strengthens the immune system and can help fight infections
  • Contains probiotics for a healthy gut
  • Lowers LDL or “bad” cholesterol
  • Contains all nine essential amino acids, making it a complete protein
  • Contains antioxidants such as zinc, manganese and copper, which are known to increase energy levels

Olive Oil – Recognized as one of the most heart healthy oils, olive oil contains large amounts of monounsaturated fatty acids. These include omega-6 and omega-3, well-known to promote cardiovascular health by supporting balanced cholesterol levels. Olive oil may also help to protect brain cells from oxidative damage and improve memory and performance.

Apple Cider Vinegar – Raw, organic and unpasteurized apple cider vinegar looks cloudy, but it has a rainbow of benefits. Loaded with raw enzymes and gut-friendly bacteria Apple Cider Vinegar promotes health and healing balances your pH, increase good gut bacteria and helps control your weight.

Miso Lazy: Simple Vinaigrette

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Serves: 2 Cooking Time: 5min


  • 4 tbsp. Extra Virgin, Cold Pressed Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp Amano Organic Miso Paste



In a bowl, combine the ingredients.


It's now time to whisk everything together!


Oil and vinegar will naturally separate, so depending on what you prefer, you can whisk together in a bowl, shake it together in a jar or blending it with a blender.


Drizzle on a salad, roasted veggies, slaw 🙂


Variations for the miso vinaigrette can include adding, coconut milk, fresh ginger, sesame oil or MCT oil. Top your salad with some wild Raincoast tuna or salmon, baked chicken, organic nuts or other protein. Toss in some quinoa or wild rice.

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