Bean salad, a common type of salad is made with different kinds of beans including yellow-wax beans, green beans, kidney beans and garbanzo beans in the cooked form. In addition to the different variety of beans it also consists of vegetables, onion, vinaigrette and sometimes sugar for sweetening. Vinaigrette broth is specially used as dressing. Since 19th century, this salad has been the most common dish for the outings and the picnics. These can also be preserved for a long period of time under refrigeration.
The bean salad is a wholesome dish because of the presence of high ratio of protein. On consuming this salad one gets large quantity of soluble fiber. The cooked beans on the other hand provide 9 to 13 grams of fiber. Thus, it helps in lowering the blood cholesterol levels. Other than proteins these also contain iron and carbohydrates in a substantial amount.