Rainbow Bean Soup Mix in a Jar

This recipe for Rainbow Bean Soup Mix in a Jar is the easiest recipe to make. When I make it I typically make at least 3 at a time, that way I have multiple of these in the pantry ready to go when I’m either meal planning or if I forgot to plan something and need dinner without too much work.

These soup mix jars make adorable gifts (I have gifted these to people in the past). So you can click HERE for a downloadable PDF of the soup mix directions that you can print out for yourself or for gift giving. Since the recipe is so long I’m not using my usual recipe printer plug in.

I hope you like this. This soup mix and the finished soup is one of my husband’s favorite recipes, and for those of you that know him and how particular he is about what he eats you know how big this is!

Happy eating!



½ cup dried kidney beans
½ cup dried black eyed peas
½ cup dried yellow split peas
½ cup dried red lentils
½ cup dried black beans

2 tbsp dried onion flakes
2 tbsp veggie bouillon granules OR 1 KNORR veggie bouillon cube
2 tbsp dried parsley
1 tsp dried basil
1 ½ tsp paprika
1 tsp dry oregano
1 tsp garlic powder
½ tsp black pepper
1 small zip top bag
1 quart size jar with a wide mouth

DIRECTIONS to make gift jar:

Mix spices together & place in a small zip top bag
Layer each type of bean in the jar, one type at a time, making a row of each color
Place bag of spices on the top of the final layer of beans
Screw on lid
Decorate jar, attach recipe


1 jar mixed beans, included
1 seasoning packet, included
8 cups water
1 x 14.5 ounce can crushed tomatoes

DIRECTIONS to make soup:

Remove seasoning packet from jar and set aside
Rinse beans, place beans in large microwave safe dish
Cover with water 1”-2” over top of beans
Cover dish loosely with cling wrap
Microwave on high for 15 minutes, rotate half way through if you don’t have a turntable in your microwave
Drain & rinse beans
Place beans in a large pot
Add 8 cups water
Add 1 can (14.5 ounces) crushed tomatoes
Add seasoning packet
Bring everything to a boil
Lower heat to simmer, cover pot, simmer for 1 ½ hours or until beans are tender
Stir occasionally, if the soup is too thick add in additional chicken stock/water (up to 3 cups)

Need jars? I recommend these wide mouth ones, they’re pretty for home or for gifting.

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