The amount of calories contained in the Caesar salad varies with the ingredients used as well as the proportion of each ingredient. The salad, which is made without any extra toppings and external dressing, contain lesser number of calories. Their nutrition value is less. They contain lower amount of fats and cholesterol. Thus, the range of calorie content in a Caesar salad varies from 100 calories to 800 calories. The ingredients generally used in this salad includes romaine lettuce, fresh croutons, fresh lemon juice, wine vinegar, raw egg yolks, freshly crushed garlic, salt for taste, olive oil and fresh black pepper.
An average Caesar salad contains 184 calories with romaine content. The fat content in this salad is 15.3 grams and a carbohydrate content of 7.04 grams. The protein content of a Caesar salad is 5.43 grams. The saturated fat in this salad is 2.868 grams, 1.835 grams of poly saturated fat and 9.899 grams of mono saturated fat. The total fat content is 24% in a 2000 calorie diet per day. Caesar salad is not very healthy as it contains 43 grams of cholesterol which might prove to cause problems in a human body. It consists of 280 milligrams of Sodium and 218 milligrams of Potassium. The total of 2% of carbohydrate content includes 1.6 grams of dietary fibre and 1.38 grams of sugars. The protein level in this salad is found to be 5.43 grams.
There is no Vitamin A present in a Caesar salad. A total of 30% of Vitamin C, 9% of Calcium and 8% of Iron makes a Caesarean salad. The values above are based on a cup of this salad. The percentages values on the other hand are based on a basic diet of 2000 calories per day. It contains 73% fat.