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How Many Calories Are in Caesar Salad Dressing?

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Melodie Anne Coffman specializes in overall wellness, with particular interests in women's health and personal defense. She holds a master's degree in food science and human nutrition and is a certified instructor through the NRA. Coffman is pursuing her personal trainer certification in 2015.
How Many Calories Are in Caesar Salad Dressing?
Caesar dressing is full of fatty ingredients, making it high in calories. Photo Credit: Medioimages/Photodisc/Photodisc/Getty Images

Egg yolks, vegetable oil, canned anchovies and grated parmesan cheese are just some of the high-fat ingredients you’ll typically find in any Caesar salad dressing recipe. While mixing these staples with a little lemon juice and mustard can give you the perfect dressing for freshly chopped romaine, they’ll also give you a lot of calories. By opting for a low-calorie or fat-free version though, some of those fatty ingredients are minimized, making your favorite dressing a lighter addition to your greens.

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Calories in Various Caesar Dressings

If you love the creamy texture of a regular Caesar dressing, you’ll get around 80 calories from just 1 tablespoon. Ninety-five percent of the total calories are from fat. Selecting either a low-calorie or fat-free Caesar dressing cuts the calories by more than 70 percent, giving you just 16 to 22 calories per tablespoon. Low-fat Caesar provides less than 38 percent calories from fat, which goes down to less than 2 percent if you get the fat-free type.

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