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What's your least favorite vegetable?

Asked by maybellekim (215points) June 24th, 2014


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Mimishu1995's avatar

Edited: nothing. I like vegetable :)

JLeslie's avatar

Kale. It’s really popular right now. Blech. I don’t like brussel sprouts either.

LostInParadise's avatar

Did you know that kale and Brussels sprouts are variations of the same species, along with cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and kohlrabi?

If cooked properly and put in a sauce, any vegetable can be tasty. In their naked state, I don’t care much for Brussels sprouts or eggplant.

CWMcCall's avatar

Bok Choy, yuck. Here, I will make you a tasty meal but you have to eat this crunchy tasteless vegetable too.

Pachy's avatar

PEAS! Can’t stand ‘em except in soup.

longgone's avatar

Onions. Are onions vegetables?

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

You just have to know how to take care of them. You do them up right they’ll take care of you.
@JLeslie I’ll make you some brussel sprouts sometime. They are excellent done right.

JLeslie's avatar

@LostInParadise I didn’t know kale was part of that group. I like broccoli and cabbage. I don’t like cauliflower, to name another veggie I don’t like, although I have had it breaded and fried which was edible, but I am not too fond of preparing a veggie with tons of oil, batter, or sauce to make it edible. I don’t care if I don’t like kale, brussel sprouts or cauliflower, Because I like plenty of dark lean leafy vegetables. Supposedly, people with thyroid conditions are supposed to not excessive amounts of cabbage, I don’t know of that is true for all those you named. I’m hypothyroid, and don’t eat as much cabbage as I would.

@Adirondackwannabe Generally, I think when someone doesn’t like a food, it is very difficult to disguise it, and as I said in the paragraph above I don’t like to add a lot of bad stuff to make food taste better/hidden. Maybe you are not adding bad stuff, I don’t want to assume. Why is important I eat brussel sprouts?

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@JLeslie It’s not important to me that you like brussel sprouts, but maybe you just haven’t had them well prepared. My mother makes them and overcooks the hell out of them, and they are hideous. I usually don’t let her near the stove when I’m fixing them. I like them broiled or braised with a little lemon juice. And just cooked slightly.

Aethelwine's avatar

Brussels sprout. Or is it brussel sprouts? Ick! and don’t tell me I didn’t have them cooked right. :) Those are nasty balls of green yuck.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@jonsblond Laughs. okay, you can pass on them and stick with the asparagus.

AshlynM's avatar

Mushrooms and Lima beans.

zenvelo's avatar

Lima beans. They’re too waxy feeling in my mouth.

I pretty much like just about all vegetables, especially Brussels Sprouts!

janbb's avatar

Another vote for (or against?) Brussels sprouts too.

gailcalled's avatar

I too love them all except for lima beans. They have always triggered my gag reflex.

rojo's avatar

Squash. I don’t know if it is technically a vegetable but it makes up about 90% of the serving of “mixed vegetables” sides if they are offered in restaurants.

Any kind of green that has been boiled (collard, mustard, spinach, etc.). I enjoy them raw.

Boiled Okra (snot stew); fried is ok.

GloPro's avatar

Corn. Only because 90% of corn is GMO and corn is the #1 government subsidized crop. I gave it up even though it’s tasty.

DominicX's avatar

Probably Brussels’s sprouts. A cliched kid-hated vegetable; I hadn’t tried them until late in my life and I could see why people hate them.

SnoopyGirl's avatar

I hate peas, lima beans and brussel sprouts. Yuck. I don’t serve them at my house. I can’t very well make my kids eat them if I hate them.

marinelife's avatar

Rutabaga. Yuk and yuk again.

I love Brussels Sprouts and limas (especially baby limas fresh).

gailcalled's avatar

try@DominicX: Try roasted fresh baby sprouts with a ittle good olive oil. You might change your mind.

Stinley's avatar

Actually, some people can taste a chemical in Brussel Sprouts that is very bitter. Others can taste it a little and the rest can’t taste it at all. That’s why there is so much debate about the niceness or nastiness of the sprout and I suspect it’s got very little to do with how you cook them! I hate them

janbb's avatar

@Stinley Interesting. Apparently, there is a genetic tendency that makes cilantro taste like soap to some people.

Espiritus_Corvus's avatar

Okra, by itself. It’s the texture more than the taste, which isn’t all that great either. It’s fine in jambalaya or other stews, but by itself it goes down like a loogie with a two-day beard. Gaaaag!

Kardamom's avatar

It’s the dreaded eggplant. Makes me think of eating wet corrugated cardboard with slime on it.

Other than that, I pretty much like all vegetables. The other 2 that are just kind of meh, are zucchini and okra, but I’ll eat those if they’re prepared well.

Dan_Lyons's avatar

Lima Beans are the worst vegetable on the face of the Earth.

rojo's avatar

Is celery a vegetable or is it a member of the plywood family?

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Skaggfacemutt's avatar

I love kale, brussel sprouts, broccoli, lima beans, etc. If you really want to try a nasty vegetable, try hominy.

RocketGuy's avatar

Brussels Sprouts are horrible if you boil them to mush. I cut them in half, steam them for 4 min, then stir fry them in garlic salt and olive oil. That’s the way to cook them! My kids will inhale them that way. I have to grab my share before they take it all.

I hate the flavor of raw Green Bell Peppers, and celery is like stinky plywood as @rojo hints.

Blueroses's avatar

You can add green bell peppers to anything you don’t want me to eat.
There’s no “picking them out” of a dish.
They are the drunken uncle at the wedding reception of vegetables. They color the whole affair with distaste.

Coloma's avatar

I love Brussel Sprouts, I dip them in mayo.

Major dislikes:

Beets, pickled or otherwise. Gak!

Cooked spinach unless it is quiche or soups. No piles of cooked spinach, raw spinach is great in salads.

Lima beans, unless in soups.

Raw onions. A thin slice on a burger or finely diced in a salad is good, all cooked onions are delicious, stewed, grilled, carmelized, onion rings are awesome.

Not a big fan of broccoli either, depends on how it’s prepared.

Hate Edamame, hate, hate, hate. Gag!

Dan_Lyons's avatar

@Coloma Yummy yum yum Quiche! For a while I was making my own quiche!

marinelife's avatar

@RocketGuy I am with you on the green pepper. It is so bad compared to ripe red or yellow ones. I didn’t think of it, because I have banned it from my diet.

JLeslie's avatar

@Coloma Brussel sprouts in mayo! That is disgusting. :)

Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

Radish and butter beans.

I like brussel sprouts.

BeenThereSaidThat's avatar

I like all vegetables except okra.

SadieMartinPaul's avatar

Brussel sprouts and okra. Blech, as vehemently expressed by a vegan.

fluthernutter's avatar

Okra. Bitter and slimey is not a winning combination.

It’s alright in jambalaya (like Espiritus_Corvus mentioned) or fried when it’s still young (and not as bitter).

JLeslie's avatar

Okra is gross.

Dan_Lyons's avatar

Okra is a veggie mostly enjoyed in the Southern States of the US.

SadieMartinPaul's avatar

^^^ I think that okra works as a thickener in stews, but is kinda gross on its own.

Dan_Lyons's avatar

^^ I think most of the Southerners I saw eating Okra added large quantities of Sorghum, honey or syrup.

Coloma's avatar

@Dan_Lyons Yes, yum!
@JLeslie I know, it sounds weird, but it’s really good, ditto mayo/miracle whip on raw cabbage wedges. Agree….Okra is disgusting. :-p
@1TubeGuru I love cabbage, see above. Cole slaw, cooked, stir fried, cabbage rolls, raw with dressing.

I also love raw radishes, the white ice cycle ones are amazing!

Oh…Peas…somewhere in the middle of like and dislike. Like them raw in the pods, in soups, but not a pile of plain peas on my plate.

Paradox25's avatar

I’m a pretty big vegetable guy, and there aren’t too many I don’t care for. However, I could never really seem to get into Brussels sprouts for some reason. I’m sure there are many vegetables I had never eaten yet either.

JLeslie's avatar

@Coloma The only place I eat mayo is in tuna salad, chicken salad, or with dill for fish sticks. When I use mayo, it is used sparingly. I am very happy to generally dislike mayo, just like I am happy to dislike cheesecake, but that is for another Q.

downtide's avatar

Okra. I cannot bear eating anything that produces its own mucus.

Coloma's avatar

I hate tarter sauce. Gag!
@JLeslie I use lite mayo for the same things. Infact, making chicken salad today. :-)

Coloma's avatar

Oh I know…..also…I do not like Buffalo chicken wings or that sauce, at all. I don;t get the craze for it at all. Ick….nasty flavor if you ask me.

JLeslie's avatar

@Coloma I thought we were kindred spirits, but now I see not so much.

Coloma's avatar

@JLeslie Haha…well, there’s bound to be a few quirks that don’t line up, all in all I think we’re a blend. Just don’t blend any buffalo sauce into my food. lol

Kardamom's avatar

I used to think that I didn’t like Brussels sprouts until one year at the company Christmas party, they had Brussels Sprouts Gratin and I changed my whole outlook on Brussels sprouts.

Another way that I love them, and they don’t taste anything like boiled, bitter Brussels sprouts that you were probably all served as children, is this Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Maple Vinaigrette only I used fake bacon. It’s delightfully addictive.

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

We were all served yucky canned and frozen veggies as children, so it is no wonder we grow up thinking we don’t like. With all the cooking shows on TV, this new generation knows so much more about food preparation. I do fresh brussel sprouts as such; get a tablespoon of butter and a tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat in a skillet. Dice some pancetta and put in the oil. Cut the sprouts longways and put them cut-side down in the oil. Salt, lemon pepper, and add minced garlic. Saute until the cut side is browned, then sprinkle with lemon juice, turn down the heat, cover and let steam until done. Some people like them more done than others.

I have tried to tell my mother that frozen brussel sprouts are bitter and waterlogged, but she doesn’t understand. Fresh veggies are almost not recognizable from canned and frozen. My dad still likes canned spinach. Ugh! A pile of slimy goo. And there is nothing more gross than canned asparagus.

JLeslie's avatar

@Skaggfacemutt I still like canned French cut green beans, but I also love them fresh and frozen. I eat them all three ways. Some frozen vegetables are just as good or very close to fresh in my opinion. Moreover, frozen sometimes has more vitamins and minerals, because veggies over time lose some of the nutrients. If you get the produce from local vendors it’s all good, but many people eat produce that has been picked and shipped from far distances.

Coloma's avatar

@Skaggfacemutt Haha…so true, who likes canned veggies unless, maybe, Niblet Corn.
I dunno, I think canned peas in all their discolored and mushy glory might be worse than even canned asparagus. lol

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

I like canned corn and green beans. Frozen corn is “chewy” to me. But the rest is pretty gross.

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

Oh, and frozen peas are good. I definitely am not going to take the time to shell peas.

downtide's avatar

I don’t ever buy canned veg, except for corn, beans and occasionally, water chestnuts (Chinese). Frozen veg, usually just peas but I will sometimes get a frozen stir-fry mix.

Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

I don’t like celery.

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