04/01/2015 05:53 EDT | Updated 04/01/2015 05:59 EDT

How To Make Salad Dressing Without A Recipe

Kanagawa, Japan
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Kanagawa, Japan

Add a little flavour to your spring mix with a simple salad dressing you can make right from scratch.

Store-bought dressings are often loaded with sugar and fat, so making your own can help you control the ingredients.

To help you make flavourful salad dressing at home, the culinary experts at The Academy of Culinary Nutrition are serving up a simple guide. Following the ratio of three parts oil and one part vinegar, the academy suggests different oils and acids to create a flavourful topping for your big bowl of greens.

For those who love a little bit of cream with a crunchy slaw, it just takes a scoop of nut butter to make something oh so smooth. The possibilities are endless when you know how to make a basic salad dressing, simply mix and match until your heart's content.

Check out the infographic below for a simple step-by-step guide to creating your own salad dressing. And let us know in the comments below how you like to top your salads.

salad dressing infographic