How fattening is your favourite salad dressing?
We look at the kilojoule content of four popular readymade dressings
Feeling virtuous about eating a healthy salad? Well depending on the dressing used, all the good intentions may have been dashed.
Half a cup (125ml) of standard salad of lettuce, tomato and cucumber WITHOUT dressing contains approximately 120kJ.
We looked at the labels of four popular readymade dressings and, in most cases, adding a single serving (3 tsp) of them to your salad would more than double its kilojoule count.
Here's how they compare:
Greek Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
1,442kJ per 100ml
216kJ per 15ml (3 tsp) serving
613kJ per 100ml
92kJ per 15ml (3 tsp) serving
Sweet Chilli Dressing
1,069kJ per 100ml
160kJ per 15ml (3 tsp) serving
Italian Salad Dressing
1,279kJ per 100ml
154kJ per 12ml (2 ½ tsp)