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Calories in Salad Dishes and Salad Dressings


Salad calories are very low, some experts believe they contain less energy than it takes to digest and absorb the nutrients, these are referred to as negative calorie foods, however there is no strong scientific evidence to back these claims.

Though salads are healthy by ways of the vegetables and fresh greens, it is easy to over stuff salads with high calorie items.

Calorie count of popular vegetables in salads

VegetableCalories Per PortionCalories Per 100 Gramm
Beetroot7, each35
Tomato717
Beetroot, pickled5, each30
Carrots532
Onions, pickled4, each24
Celery38
Lettuce313
Cucumber2,510
Onions, Spring2,523
Gherkings, pickled1,514
Radish1,3 12
Watercress1,222

Calorie count of popular salad dressings


Salad Cream/ Dressingper Portion (10ml)per 100ml (3.5 oz)
Mayonnaise70700
French Dressing65650
Salad Cream35350
Mango Chutney30300
Apple Chutney20200
Salad Cream, low fat20200
Tomato Chutney16160
Pickle Sweet14140

Remember adding salad creams / sauces can treble the calorie content of all salads. Many salad creams contain more calories per tablespoon than all the salad foods together!

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