A salad is a great way to watch your calories and supply your body with fiber and vitamins. A salad’s calories will be dependent on what you put in the salad. If you are eating a mixed vegetable salad with no dressing the 3/4 of a cup has approximately 17 calories. Where the calories really come into play is in the dressing and the toppings. Stay away from bacon bits, cheese and croutons as these really pack on the calories. For your dressing use low calorie and measure what you use to get an accurate count.