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Mamma Parla's White Bean Salad

Today’s blog post comes from Parla Food’s obligatory biggest fan, Mamma Parla. She is an incredible cook, with tons of restaurant and catering experience behind her. Now she cooks mostly for friends and family–and does cooking demonstrations for the Slow Food Central NJ farmers’ market. Here is one of her simple, healthy summer recipes…and perfect Labor Day BBQ side dish.


2 cups cooked cannellini beans

1 cup grape tomatoes – halved

1 large carrot – grated

1/2 small red onion – diced

juice of 1/2 large lemon

1/2 cup fresh chopped flat-leaf parsley and/or mint

extra virgin olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

Directions: In large bowl, stir together cannellini beans and lemon juice. Add tomatoes, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Add remaining ingredients, toss and refrigerate for a few hours. Adjust seasoning and drizzle with additional olive oil before serving. Best served at room temperature.
Buon Appetito!

Photo by Mamma Parla

2017-02-17T15:26:06+00:00 September 4th, 2011|Categories: Food & Wine, Guest Post, Mamma Parla, Recipes|12 Comments


  1. shayma September 4, 2011 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    i love it! a mamma blog post! x shayma

  2. Lucinda Keller September 4, 2011 at 8:09 pm - Reply

    Thanks mama!!! I’m and going to make this! 🙂

  3. Katie September 4, 2011 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    ive been hassling her to do one for so long. it’s finally happened! she has so many recipes i use when im on the go and need to make a quick bite from what’s in the cupboard.

  4. Petulia September 4, 2011 at 10:31 pm - Reply

    Grazie Mamma Parla!

  5. Mamma Parla September 4, 2011 at 11:34 pm - Reply

    Prego Petulia! Buon appetito a tutti. More family favs soon!

  6. Mamma Parla September 4, 2011 at 11:37 pm - Reply

    Prego Petulia! Buon appetito a tutti! More family favs soon.

  7. Mamma Parla September 4, 2011 at 11:39 pm - Reply

    Sorry for duplication – still figuring out how to use the iPad.

  8. Katie September 4, 2011 at 9:47 pm - Reply

    yay! let us know how it turns out!!

  9. Katie September 4, 2011 at 11:37 pm - Reply

    mom stop being so cute! you’re gonna make me move home:)

  10. @passerotto September 5, 2011 at 4:05 am - Reply

    Grazie Mamma!
    I love the lemon, what a refreshing touch. Will be enjoying this very soon, it’s perfect for my eating regime.


  11. papa parla November 3, 2011 at 5:16 am - Reply

    Oooo. The competion may be on with some of papa parla’s recipes!

  12. Nursemegg February 23, 2012 at 9:28 pm - Reply

    Mamma’s next post should be her recipe for her manicotti and then one for her veal meatballs!

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