5-Bean Vegetarian Soup Mix in a Jar

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When the colder weather arrives, a weekday dinner will often consist of some sort of warming soup. This vegetarian bean soup is a simple recipe that is full of nutrition to keep you warm from the inside out. Made using dry ingredients, it’s so pretty that it makes a great gift when presented in a mason jar.

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To create a mason jar dry soup mix, layer the beans, peas, and lentils in the jar. You don’t need to use these exact beans, but choose dry ingredients with the same cooking time. In this case, all the legumes have the same cooking time with the exception of the split peas. The peas will cook a bit faster and create thickness to the broth.

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Vegetarian 5-Bean Soup
Recipe Type: Soup Mix
Author: Stephanie Rose
Serves: Makes 2 x pint jars (500ml each)
This recipe was adapted from http://www.gettystewart.com/soup-mix-in-a-jar/
  • 1/2 cup red lentils
  • 1/2 cup great northern beans
  • 1/2 cup red kidney beans
  • 1/2 cup black turtle beans
  • 1/2 cup split green peas
  • 1/2 cup green lentils
  • Spice Mix:
  • 2 tbsp dried basil
  • 2 tbsp dried parsley
  • 2 tbsp dehydrated onion
  • 1 tbsp dehydrated garlic
  • 4 cubes of organic vegetable bouillon
  • 2 bay leaves
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  2. After filling the jar, mix the loose spice ingredients together in a bowl and split them into two [url href=”https://www.evermine.com/cellophane-bags/” target=”_blank”]cellophane bags[/url] along with two bouillon cubes and one bay leaf per bag.
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  4. Fold the top of the bag down a number of times so that the spices are contained in a small packet, and use a label to seal it closed. Add the bag of spice mix to the top of the legumes, label-side up.
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Label the jar with cooking instructions as follows:
  1. [i]Rinse and strain beans.
  2. Add 6 cups of water to beans and boil.
  3. Turn off heat and let stand for 1 hour.
  4. Rinse and drain.
  5. Add 7 cups water 1 x 14 oz can of diced tomatoes and the seasoning package.
  6. Bring to boil.
  7. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour.[/i]
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  9. Each jar makes 9 cups of prepared soup.

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Stephanie Rose is a gardener who lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada, where she has grown over 100 edibles, 400 perennials, and countless other plants in her small urban yard; a hobby that continues to grow with each season. Stephanie writes DIY garden projects, yummy recipes and crafty goodness at Garden Therapy where she hopes you will find something to inspire you to get outside for a little, well, garden therapy.


  1. Thank you so much for posting this bean soup recipe. I had been searching all the Friendship Soup recipes but wasn’t happy with the large quart jar, most using rice AND pasta in addition to the beans. The other recipes didn’t have an option to soak and boil the beans which I like. Yours fits perfectly in a wide mouth pint jar, looks beautiful and is vegetarian to boot! If someone wants to add meat, rice or pasta to the basic recipe, then they can do that.
    Your labels are beautiful, but I made my own personalized ones. I’ve got 24 of these jars ready for gift giving!

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