If using canned beans, drain and place in a sieve or strainer and rinse under cold water. Drain again and place in a serving bowl.
In a blender or food processor, place garlic, salt, basil, coriander, jam and vinegar; puree until very smooth. Using a wooden spoon, fold puree gently into beans. Let stand for 2 to 3 hours at room temperature; sprinkle with parsley just before serving.
Serve in a large bowl or on a platter lined with lettuce. Makes 8 servings.
NOTE: This can be prepared a day ahead and kept in the refrigerator overnight. Allow salad to come to room temperature before serving.