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List of 100+ Vegetables in Spanish

List of 100+ Vegetables in Spanish

Let us start off in the absolute beginning. Close your eyes… You are a baby…. What are the first few words that you speak? You start saying words you like which are basically all the food pieces that you eat. And babies are fed all the vegetables. This is true for a Spanish speaking child as well. For the Spanish child, it formulates nothing but the absolute basics of List of Vegetables in Spanish including the Parts of the room in Spanish.

What are the list of Vegetables in Spanish
What are the list of Vegetables in Spanish

Now let us skip ahead and go to school… I’m sure in school, we would have learnt about the vocabulary list of Vegetables. Now what about a child studying in Spanish? Would it not be the case that they learn about the list of Vegetables in Spanish and the list of beans in Spanish?

One of the “most” common topics in Spanish A1 is learning the vocabulary for how to describe what one ate and this always involves fruits and vegetables. We have already covered list of fruits, berries and nuts in another post. In this post, we will be learning about a comprehensive list of vegetables in Spanish with tons and tons of examples



  1. How to say Vegetables in Spanish?
  2. Complete List of Vegetables in Spanish?
  3. Common supermarket vegetables in Spanish
  4. Beans and lentils in Spanish?
  5. Leafy vegetables in Spanish?
  6. Parts of a plant in Spanish?


How do you say “Vegetable” in Spanish?

Cute images of water veggies
Cute images of water veggies
  • SINGULAR: The Spanish translation for “The vegetable” is “la verdura”
    • EXAMPLE: “I.” à la patata es una verdura.
  • PLURAL: The Spanish word for “The Vegetables” is “Los vegetales”
    • EXAMPLE: “I like vegetables.” à Me gustan los vegetales.


Root Vegetables in Spanish

Who doesn’t like a nice potato or an onion based dish. If you ask me (a true potato lover that I am) it’s nigh impossible for me to cook without either of the two. Literally speaking, potatoes are like a lifeline to me. Similarly we have a ton of root based vegetables which needs to be memorized in your quest to master the list of Spanish Vegetables.

These are the common root based Vegetables that are found in any Spanish supermarket and thus form an important part of the list of Spanish vegetables. You can now learn the Spanish vocabulary for the list of root based vegetables in Spanish.

Root Vegetables in Spanish
Root Vegetables in Spanish
EnglishSpanish VegetablesEnglish SentenceSpanish Sentences
PotatoLa patata / las patatasSpanish people love potatoesA los españoles les encantan las patatas
CarrotLa zanahoria / las zanahoriasCarrots are very cheapLas zanahorias son muy baratas.
Sweet Potatola batataSweet potatoes are very heavy.Las batatas son muy pesadas.
OnionLa cebolla / las cebollasDo you like onions?¿Te gustan las cebollas?
LeekEl puerro / los puerrosWhere do I buy a leek?¿Dónde compro un puerro?
GarlicEl ajoGarlic has a strong flavour.El ajo tiene un sabor fuerte.
TurnipEl nabo / los nabosMy least favourite vegetable is the Turnip.Mi verdura menos favorita es el nabo.
RadishEl Rábano / Los RábanosRed Radishes are quite tastyLos rábanos rojos son bastante sabrosos.
GingerEl jengibre / Los jengibresThere is a bottle of Ginger paste in the fridge.Hay una botella de pasta de jengibre en la nevera.
BeetrootLa Remolacha /Las RemolachasCan you peel the beetroot?¿Puedes pelar la remolacha?


Common Vegetables in Spanish

Ok, lets do a bit of role play…. You are in Spain…. You’re in a supermarket trying to pick up some local variety of vegetables to cook and eat.  How do you know which ones you need and which ones you don’t? You need to know the List of Vegetables in Spanish and the list of lentils and beans in Spanish.

Now that you have memorized the long list of Spanish root vegetables, let’s dive into the most common Spanish vegetables that you can see in Spanish supermarkets and consumed by most Spanish households.

Supermarket has so many Vegetables
Supermarket has so many Vegetables
EnglishSpanish VegetablesEnglish SentenceSpanish Sentences
Auberginela berenjenaYou know that I hate aubergine!¡Sabes que odio la berenjena!
Bell Peppers / Capsicumel pimientoBell peppers stuffed with potatoes are delicious.Los pimientos rellenos de papas son deliciosos.
Zucchiniel calabacínMy wife likes to eat zucchini.A mi esposa le gusta comer calabacines.
Tomatoel tomateTomatoes are red.Los tomates son rojos.
Cauliflowerla coliflorThat is a very large Cauliflower.Esa es una coliflor muy grande.
Peaslos guisantesYou can buy frozen peas in any supermarket.Puedes comprar guisantes congelados en cualquier supermercado.
Spanish Beanslos FrijolesThe beans are rotten.Los frijoles están podridos.
Chilli Pepperslos chilesPlease do not add chilli peppers to the burgers.Por favor, no agregue chiles a las hamburguesas.
Cucumberel pepinoBuy two bottles of Pickled Cucumbers.Compre dos botellas de pepinos en escabeche.
Cornel maizCrows love corn.Los cuervos aman el maíz.
AvocadoesEl aguacateAvocadoes are quite healthy.Los aguacates son bastante saludables.
Mushroomsla setaYou can find over 10 varieties of Mushroom in Spain.Puedes encontrar más de 10 variedades de Setas en España.
Olivesla aceitunaSpanish Olives are the best olives in the world.Las aceitunas españolas son las mejores aceitunas del mundo.
Pumpkinslas calabazasThe largest Pumpkin weighs over 500 kg.La calabaza más grande pesa más de 500 kg.
LemonsLos limonesCan I have some lemon juice?¿Puedo tener un poco de jugo de limón?
Brussels Sproutslas coles de bruselasPlease don’t buy brussels sprouts for Christmas.Por favor, no compre coles de Bruselas para Navidad.
Squashla calabazaThat squash is very heavy.Esa calabaza es muy pesada.


Beans and lentils in Spanish

WHOOOHOOO!! You have now memorized the long list of root vegetables in Spanish and the even longer list of common Spanish vegetables. Step 2 of memorizing the list of Vegetables in Spanish is now complete….

Step three will be to memorize the most common list of beans and lentils in Spanish. I understand that lentils and beans strictly don’t fall into the category of list of vegetables in Spanish, buy hey, can you live without them? A ton of Spanish dishes incorporate beans and lentils and you really cannot avoid them. They are common in Indian cuisine, African cuisine, and Chinese cuisine and also in South Asian cuisine.

Thus, lentils and beans are quite common in European cuisine and in fact all over the world. So let’s get digging into the list of beans and lentils in Spanish, a sub part of the list of Vegetables in Spanish and the list of beans in Spanish!!

list of beans and lentils in Spanish
list of beans and lentils in Spanish
EnglishSpanish VegetablesEnglish SentenceSpanish Sentences
SoybeansSojaYou can make burgers with SoybeansPuedes hacer hamburguesas con Soja
Lentilslas lentejasDid you know that Lentils are rich in protein?¿Sabías que las lentejas son ricas en proteínas?
Lima beanslos frijoles de limaLima beans are quite expensive.Los frijoles de Lima son bastante caros.
Mung beanslos frijoles mungoThe Indian man likes mung beans.Al indio le gustan los frijoles mungo.
Kidney beansLos frijolesThe Mexican man likes kidney beans in his taco.Al mexicano le gustan los frijoles rojos en su taco.
Black beanslos frijoles negrosThe black beans are tastier than kidney beans.Los frijoles negros son más sabrosos que los frijoles rojos.
LegumesLas legumbresLegumes are healthy.Las legumbres son saludables.
Chickpeaslos garbanzosWe have a farm and we grow Chickpeas.Tenemos una finca y cultivamos garbanzos.
Peanutslos cacahuetesPeanuts are common in Chinese cuisine.Los cacahuetes son comunes en la cocina china.


Leafy vegetables in Spanish

Any dish that you order in Spain will offer you a side of salad. Even a burger will have a leaf of lettuce. You can find hundreds of types of salads across the world. The interesting thing about salad is that you may like one salad leaf and hate another? How do you know which one to ask and which one to not add?

You have to memorize, along with the list of vegetables in Spanish, the Spanish vocabulary list for the different types of Spanish vegetables which can be used for salads.

Leafy vegetables in Spanish
Leafy vegetables in Spanish
EnglishSpanish VegetablesEnglish SentenceSpanish Sentences
Asparaguslos espárragosI like soup made with Asparagus .Me gusta la sopa de espárragos.
CabbageLa colRabbits love cabbage leaves.A los conejos les encantan las hojas de col.
LettuceLa lechugaAn Iceberg Lettuce can weigh over a kilo.Una lechuga puede pesar más de un kilo.
SpinachLa espinacaCan you add some spinach in the salad?¿Puedes agregar un poco de espinacas en la ensalada?
Celeryel apioCelery is the most important ingredient in a salad.El apio es el ingrediente más importante en una ensalada.
BroccoliEl brócoliBroccoli needs to be boiled.El brócoli necesita ser hervido.
Salad leaveslas hojas de la ensaladaI usually throw away the salad leaves.Suelo tirar las hojas de la ensalada.
Butterhead LettuceLa lechuga mantecosaThe Butterhead Lettuce is the most common type of lettuce in Europe.La lechuga mantecosa es el tipo de lechuga más común en Europa.


Parts of a plant in Spanish

I know that this topic is not included into the list of Vegetables in Spanish. Also this is a topic which we have covered as a part of another blog (in the list of fruits in Spanish). However I could not resist including this topic once again since this is one which is super important and highly ignored!!

Do learn and memorize the Spanish vocabulary master word list for the different parts of a plant in Spanish along with your List of Vegetables in Spanish and the list of beans in Spanish.

Root stem and leaf in Spanish
Root stem and leaf in Spanish
EnglishSpanish VegetablesEnglish SentenceSpanish Sentences
LeafLa hojaThe leaf is very big and red.La hoja es muy grande y roja.
LeavesLas hojasThe yellow Leaf and the green LeavesLa hoja amarilla y las hojas verdes
BranchLa ramaThe dog likes the big branch.Al perro le gusta la rama grande.
BranchesLas ramasThere are many branches and leavesHay muchas ramas y hojas.
TreeEl árbolThe tree is hugeel arbol es enorme
TreesLos árbolesThe mango trees in India are large.Los árboles de mango en la India son grandes.
RootLa raízThe root is deep and powerful.La raíz es profunda y poderosa.
RootsLas raicesThe coconut tree has strong roots.El cocotero tiene raíces fuertes.
FlowerLa florThe violet flower is poisonous.La flor violeta es venenosa.
FlowersLas floresThe flowers are prettylas flores son bonitos
Tree BarkLa corteza del árbolThe tree bark is tasty.La corteza del árbol es sabrosa.
tree trunkel tronco del arbolThe tree trunk is used to make chairs and tables.El tronco del árbol se usa para hacer sillas y mesas.
fruitLa frutaWe should have fruit juice with breakfastDeberíamos tomar jugo de frutas con el desayuno.
VegetableLa verduraAll animals like to eat vegetables.A todos los animales les gusta comer verduras.



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