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Lazy Lady Salad Dressing

This delicious, gut-lovin' salad dressing is easy to put together which is why I called it my Lazy Lady Salad dressing!
Jul 25, 2019 | Joy McCarthy

I wouldn't consider myself a lazy person, but I do like to get things done quickly and efficiently. The less time I spend making something, the more time I have to enjoy it nourishing my body. That being said, although I take great pleasure in creating recipes for my family and you (speaking of which, have you tried my cauliflower tacos? ), I don't want to be a slave to my kitchen.

Lazy Lady Salad Dressing

When I was on a serious turmeric latte kick (like nearly every day in the winter), I came up with the Lazy Lady Latte , which was a huge hit. It tastes incredible on ice , too. This got me thinking about other recipes I could put a "lazy lady" spin on.

As you may know, I eat a salad every single day throughout the entire year. Of course, what I put in my salad changes from winter to summer but having a delicious salad dressing is a year-round must. In this video, I show you how to make my Lazy Lady Salad Dressing, which you'll soon discover, is just as easy as using bottled salad dressing and much healthier too!

As I talked about in my video, apple cider vinegar is a fermented food (your microbiome thank you) and it's a major superfood. Here are some benefits of this wonder food:

  • Apple cider vinegar is made from fermented apples. Go for the raw, unfiltered kind, and reap the benefits of the "mother," strands of gut-friendly bacteria that give the vinegar a cloudy appearance.

  • Apple cider vinegar adds good bacteria to your gut, facilitating digestion and aiding vitamin and mineral absorption.

  • It contains potassium (an electrolyte that helps keep sodium levels in check) and magnesium, which helps boost energy levels and calm nerves.

  • Apple cider vinegar ranks low on the pH scale, and once consumed, it has an alkaline effect that works to balance your body's pH.

This recipe is:

  • Gluten-free
  • Refined-sugar-free 
  • Dairy-free
  • Additive-free
  • Plant-based (except it has honey – I eat honey and highly recommend it!)

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Here's the full recipe for my Lazy Lady Salad Dressing:

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  • 2/3 cup extra-virgin oil
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp raw honey
  • Pinch sea salt
  • Pinch pepper
  1. Place all the ingredients into a wide mouth mason jar and give a good shake.
  2. There isn't anything that will go bad because the vinegar will keep it acidic so you can store in the cupboard. If you add fresh garlic, you'll need to put in the fridge.


If you want to make a large portion, then just make sure you keep the ratio of 2:1 or 3:1 parts olive oil to 1 part vinegar. It's really just a personal prefernce which you prefer. ACV is pretty strong so 2:1 might be ideal but if you were using another vinegar like balsamic you might want to use more - up to you!

The salad dressing can be stored in a dark cool place like your kitchen cupboard. If you put it in the fridge, the olive oil will solidify so you'll need to let it come up to room temperature before using. 

I made a crunchy and delightful salad for two that I tossed with my Lazy Lady Salad Dressing. I topped it with some goat cheddar (basically goat cheese that is hard like cheddar cheese without any cow dairy) – it's oh so good!

You could enjoy this salad dressing on any of these salads:

If you're looking for more salad dressing inspiration, you can find a ton of unique salad recipes in my FREE Sensational Salad Guide


Here's the full recipe for the salad:

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  • 4 cups mixed greens
  • 1 beet grated, peel on if organic
  • 2 carrots, ribboned
  • 8-10 olives
  • 1 apple, thinly sliced
  • Shaved goat cheddar
  • 1/2 cup mixed nuts
  1. In a large salad bowl, add mixed greens, grated beet, carrot ribbons, apple, olives and sprinkle with goat cheddar and mixed nuts.
  2. Toss with lazy lady salad dressing and enjoy immediately!


Serves 2
This salad is crunchy, fulfilling and full of colour! It is rich in vitamin A, C, folate, minerals such as iron, potassium and magnesium.

What are your favourite summer salads?

Have a joyous week!

Joy xo

Nancy   •   July 25, 2019

Could you clarify the measurements? The recipe says 2/3 olive oil and 1/3 vinegar but then the notes say to keep the ratio 1:3. Thanks!

Joy McCarthy   •   July 25, 2019
Nancy   •   July 25, 2019
Joy McCarthy   •   July 26, 2019

Cathy   •   July 26, 2019

The notes on the recipe card says 3 to 1 ratio of oil and vinegar but above it on the recipe card it says 2/3 to 1/3. Which is correct? I'm confused.

Joy McCarthy   •   July 27, 2019

Kim   •   July 30, 2019

Looks so delicious Joy! How long can opener apple cider vinegar last in the fridge ? Hope you are having a nice summer !

Joy McCarthy   •   July 30, 2019

Colette   •   July 30, 2019

Hi Joy....Would it be possible for you to cut your bangs or grow them out and have them on the side of your face, so they don't cover your pretty face? You have a lot of hair, which is great, but I don't like to see your hair covering your eyes. It is hard to watch your videos and have your bangs covering your eyes.

Joy McCarthy   •   July 31, 2019

Jenna dimples   •   November 2, 2022

I love how u make ur salad dressing it give me idea how to eat right cos I just found out I got guts issues thank you.

Joy McCarthy   •   November 2, 2022

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