Vegetarian 15 Bean Soup


  • 20 oz. mixture of various dry beans*
  • 1 chopped celery stalk
  • Water
  • 1 clove garlic or 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 potato peeled and cut into chunks
  • Salt - optional
  • 1 medium chopped onion
  • Pepper - optional
  • 1 carrot diced


Rinse beans and remove any debris.

Put beans into a large pot and cover beans with 2 inches of water. Bring beans and water to a boil. Remove beans from heat and let stand for 1 hour.

You may discard soaking water with fresh water.

After 1 hour, add potato, onion, celery, carrot, and garlic. Add additional water, if necessary.

Reheat bean mixture, stirring occasionally. Add more water if desired.

Garnish with non-fat sour cream and chives. Serves approx. 12 (1 cup) depending on how much water is added.

*Use a combination of beans such as 15 bean soup mix (discard seasoning packet), kidney, Northern, pinto, split peas, lentils, navy, cranberry, black, lima).

Recipe Health Review:

How Healthy is the Vegetarian 15 Bean Soup Recipe?

Recipe makes: 12 cups.

Healthy eating information for 1 cup(s):

Watchful Nutrition
Calories: 171
Total Fat: 0
Saturated Fat: 0
Cholesterol: 0
Sodium: 17
Good for You
Fiber: 12
Weight Watchers
Points: 3