What Beans Are In 15 Bean Soup?

The colorful beans in my 15 Bean Soup with Chilis were 15 of the following varieties:

  • northern
  • pinto
  • large lima
  • blackeye
  • garbanzo
  • baby lima
  • green split pea
  • kidney
  • cranberry bean
  • small white
  • pink bean
  • small red
  • yellow split pea
  • lentil
  • navy
  • white kidney
  • black bean

The cranberry bean, pink bean, small red bean and small white bean were new to me. The others I recognize as vegetable dishes unto themselves or as ingredients in dishes like chili and other soups.

Check out the different varieties of 15 bean soups at Hambeens. By adding the herbs and spices that you like, you can make this soup your own! The chili peppers and chives in my version was probably like their Chili or Cajun varieties.