What is your least favorite vegetable? Why do you dislike it?

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  1. Daisy Mariposa profile image74
    Daisy Mariposaposted 10 years ago

    What is your least favorite vegetable? Why do you dislike it?


  2. profile image0
    Rayne123posted 10 years ago

    Peas, although I have not tried some depending what is in the veggie family.

    I do not know I just dont like the taste or the look actually, however I like them in a dish of stir fry or such


    1. Daisy Mariposa profile image74
      Daisy Mariposaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I have seen snow peas in stir fries. Are referring to those? Or to green peas?

    2. DzyMsLizzy profile image85
      DzyMsLizzyposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      My youngest loved green peas, which, as a young kid, she called "green roly-polys." LOL

    3. cat on a soapbox profile image95
      cat on a soapboxposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I struggled w/  my daughter at first but got her to eat them as frozen snacks. In no time, she was eating them cooked!. Most kids like to grow and eat fresh sugar snap peas. My mom got me interested by putting me on the task of shelling fresh peas.

  3. Genna East profile image82
    Genna Eastposted 10 years ago

    Daisy; I have to laugh...I only have one that I dislike and it's in the basket you have pictured above.  I dislike its bitter taste. :-)

  4. MarleneB profile image92
    MarleneBposted 10 years ago

    Raw mushrooms. I like mushrooms cooked, but when I see mushrooms in a salad or vegetable tray, I pick around them. I just don't like them. They taste like a combination of wet paper and dirt to me. Weird, yes I know!

  5. JayeWisdom profile image88
    JayeWisdomposted 10 years ago

    I've never liked beets, though I enjoy other root vegetables. I don't know why I have this dislike, but I can't force myself to even taste beet. I've never "met" another vegetable I didn't like (including the Brussels sprout), so maybe doing without that particular one--the unloved beet--won't harm my nutritional intake.

    1. donnah75 profile image91
      donnah75posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Prepared right, beets are delicious. Don't give up in this amazing veg!

  6. Efficient Admin profile image86
    Efficient Adminposted 10 years ago

    I never did like lima beans (or some call them butter beans). They just seem to have a funny taste to me -- I can only describe their taste similar to dry paper.  I do love brussel sprouts though and I love the photo provided! And yes I have chewed on dry paper before, long story LOL!!

  7. DzyMsLizzy profile image85
    DzyMsLizzyposted 10 years ago

    I can't stand lima beans.  They are dry and pithy, and without much flavor; what flavor they have, I do not like.
    I'm not crazy about turnips or parsnips, either.
    I do like Brussels Sprouts, and beets--especially pickled beets and Harvard beets.  (That's kind of a sweet-sour sauce.)
    That said, I just made some pickled beets, and it had been so long since I'd had any, that I forgot mother's "recipe" was to replace half the liquid in the can with vinegar.  I forgot, drained the can, and used 100% vinegar.  Wow...they are really sour/bitter.  I don't think I can eat any more of this batch.  LOL

  8. freecampingaussie profile image60
    freecampingaussieposted 10 years ago

    The one shown above . I actually had to cut and get loads ready for a dinner when I was a nanny ... The worst part was they then insisted I sat down and ate with them .......  Just don't like the taste even when I smothered them with gravy.
    Mum used to do them a lot when I was young .

  9. Hui (蕙) profile image59
    Hui (蕙)posted 10 years ago

    Eggplant. I just can't taste it, feeling very uncomfortable, but I don't know why. I like this plant, actually. Its appearance attracts me to buy it.

  10. janshares profile image93
    jansharesposted 10 years ago

    Like Efficient Admin and DzyMsLizzy, I have never liked lima beans because of the taste and the consistency. I can only describe them as yucky, thick, and hard to swallow. But I do love brussel sprouts. :-)

  11. ChristinS profile image38
    ChristinSposted 10 years ago

    okra it's a texture thing and beets, I can't stand beets.

  12. Sharkye11 profile image90
    Sharkye11posted 10 years ago

    Beets are the one vegetable that I actually despise. I get sick if I even smell them or see other people eating them.

    I'm really not fond of lettuce either, but I can tolerate it occasionally. And I have to agree with the people who say they don't like butterbeans. Yuck!

    I am very happy with the all the other veggies and legumes though.

  13. Cardisa profile image89
    Cardisaposted 10 years ago

    I read the question and clicked on "answer this question" but lo and behold, I cannot think of of one vegetable I dislike. I know there must be a bunch of them but, jeez, I think I'm having a vegetable brain freeze or something...lol

    Sooooo, I go back in time.......

    Once upon a time when I was a kid I hated tomatoes, which is actually a fruit. I couldn't stand the taste. You know in addition to the sweet flavor there is also a mild something, I can;t quite describe it. I hated that. There was this after taste that I just couldn't stand. As I grew older I developed a real love for the fruit.

    Okra was my least favorite up until I was about 19. But now I can't get enough.

    Still can't think of one I hate...wait. I think it's the way they are prepared that determines whether or not I like. For instance, I love white/green cabbage stir-fried with codfish but hate it in a salad. Jamaicans shred the cabbage with carrots to make a salad. on the other hand I love the raw red cabbage.

    I hate boiled carrots but love them stir-fried, blanched and raw.

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image85
      DzyMsLizzyposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      LOL! As a kid, I thought I hated veggies.  When I grew up and had my own household, I learned it was CANNED veggies I hated!  Fresh or frozen only, for me.  (Exception:  3-bean salad.)

    2. cat on a soapbox profile image95
      cat on a soapboxposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      You are so right-  It was the icky bland flavor and mushy texture! :>)

  14. Susan Recipes profile image62
    Susan Recipesposted 10 years ago

    I don`t like to eat Spinach because I don`t like the taste.

  15. Silva Hayes profile image77
    Silva Hayesposted 10 years ago

    I don't like radishes or celery.  I can do without turnips and parsnips. 

    I LOVE beets; I often say that if I had my life to live over again, I would own a beet farm.  I would be the Beet Queen.  I like a few pieces of pickled beets cut up small and included in a green salad, but my favorite way of preparing beets is just simmered in water until tender, drained, and with butter, salt and pepper.  I also love Brussels sprouts, spinach, Lima beans, okra, etc., and leeks and asparagus tips are heavenly. 

    I roast Brussels sprouts in the oven.  First I trim the stem, remove the outer leaves, cut the Brussels sprouts in half, toss in olive oil, place on a baking sheet, cut side down, and roast in a 350 degree oven until tender.  Yummmy!  I like eggplant when someone else prepares it.  For some reason, I have never been successful with cooking eggplant.

  16. Sue Bailey profile image68
    Sue Baileyposted 10 years ago

    Ii can eat all vegetables if I have to but the ones I tend to avoid the most are broad (fava) beans, runner beans (the ones with the rough skins and string) and turnip or swede. I don't like the flavour or texture. Having said that I quite like swede mashed together with potato and well seasoned with salt and pepper . Especially nice when fried in patties               After it's gone cold.

  17. Novel Treasure profile image91
    Novel Treasureposted 10 years ago

    We grow our own vegetables and each year we try to expand our palette by planting new things. We tried turnips this year...no matter how we cooked them we didn't like them. It was the taste that we couldn't get over. We baked them, mashed them, roasted them, fried them...it all came down to the taste.

    1. cat on a soapbox profile image95
      cat on a soapboxposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I used to feel the same way. Turnips need to be balanced w/ other veggies .I 'd suggest grating them along w/ carrots in a 50/50 mix and saute them w. butter, salt and pepper. Another is roasting them w/ other winter veggies, olive oil, & thyme.

    2. kidscrafts profile image74
      kidscraftsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      As CatOnSoapbox says, try to mix it with other vegetables.  I tried turnips only as an adult because my parents hated it because it was the only thing they could eat during the second world war. I use one turnip, chicken, leeks, carrots, celery, etc.

  18. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image94
    Glimmer Twin Fanposted 10 years ago

    Eggplant, yecccch! So slimy and tasteless.  I don't think I have ever had it prepared properly so I won't even try it anymore.  I'm sure there are ways that would make it tasty, but I'm not interested in trying them.

    1. cat on a soapbox profile image95
      cat on a soapboxposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Try Italian Eggplant Parmigiana where it is breaded, fried, and baked in seasoned tomato sauce w. mozzarella cheese. What a difference!

  19. Sunshine625 profile image86
    Sunshine625posted 10 years ago

    Brussel Sprouts. I tried them twice. Didn't like the taste or texture. But, I might give them a try again one day. I'm daring! smile

  20. jaydawg808 profile image80
    jaydawg808posted 10 years ago

    I don't like broccoli and cauliflower. The rest, I'm not too sure.

  21. kidscrafts profile image74
    kidscraftsposted 10 years ago

    I think I love all the vegetables!  But the Brussels sprouts are probably the one that I buy less often and it's very funny that you have chosen that picture!
    I realized also that the taste of the Brussels sprouts change if it's cooked too long; when they are just cooked for the right amount of time they can be quite good!  Anyway... like all the vegetables  of the cabbage family, they are supposed to be good for you.... so I eat them :-)
    Have a great evening!

  22. arnob0024 profile image54
    arnob0024posted 10 years ago

    Although I love to eat veggies but don't like the Beet. Its taste and smell aren't good to me.

    1. kidscrafts profile image74
      kidscraftsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I understand what you say because for the longest time I didn't eat any beets either until I start to eat it with lemon juice.  It's quite good :-)

  23. cat on a soapbox profile image95
    cat on a soapboxposted 10 years ago

    I love almost all veggies when either raw or cooked to perfection ( firm, not soggy), but I don't enjoy Edamane (soybean) or raw mushrooms. I like soymilk and tofu.  I  also love sauted mushrooms and those used in cooking and sauces. It's the raw forms that are unappealing.

  24. JessBraz profile image89
    JessBrazposted 10 years ago

    Radishes... I just can't stand the taste. I think they look pretty, but taste awful. They're too bitter.


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