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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
English Spanish Vegetables English Sentence Spanish Sentences
Potato La patata / las patatas Spanish people love potatoes A los españoles les encantan las patatas
Carrot La zanahoria / las zanahorias Carrots are very cheap Las zanahorias son muy baratas.
Sweet Potato la batata Sweet potatoes are very heavy. Las batatas son muy pesadas.
Onion La cebolla / las cebollas Do you like onions? ¿Te gustan las cebollas?
Leek El puerro / los puerros Where do I buy a leek? ¿Dónde compro un puerro?
Garlic El ajo Garlic has a strong flavour. El ajo tiene un sabor fuerte.
Turnip El nabo / los nabos My least favourite vegetable is the Turnip. Mi verdura menos favorita es el nabo.
Radish El Rábano / Los Rábanos Red Radishes are quite tasty Los rábanos rojos son bastante sabrosos.
Ginger El jengibre / Los jengibres There is a bottle of Ginger paste in the fridge. Hay una botella de pasta de jengibre en la nevera.
Beetroot La Remolacha /Las Remolachas Can 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
English Spanish Vegetables English Sentence Spanish Sentences
Aubergine la berenjena You know that I hate aubergine! ¡Sabes que odio la berenjena!
Bell Peppers / Capsicum el pimiento Bell peppers stuffed with potatoes are delicious. Los pimientos rellenos de papas son deliciosos.
Zucchini el calabacín My wife likes to eat zucchini. A mi esposa le gusta comer calabacines.
Tomato el tomate Tomatoes are red. Los tomates son rojos.
Cauliflower la coliflor That is a very large Cauliflower. Esa es una coliflor muy grande.
Peas los guisantes You can buy frozen peas in any supermarket. Puedes comprar guisantes congelados en cualquier supermercado.
Spanish Beans los Frijoles The beans are rotten. Los frijoles están podridos.
Chilli Peppers los chiles Please do not add chilli peppers to the burgers. Por favor, no agregue chiles a las hamburguesas.
Cucumber el pepino Buy two bottles of Pickled Cucumbers. Compre dos botellas de pepinos en escabeche.
Corn el maiz Crows love corn. Los cuervos aman el maíz.
Avocadoes El aguacate Avocadoes are quite healthy. Los aguacates son bastante saludables.
Mushrooms la seta You can find over 10 varieties of Mushroom in Spain. Puedes encontrar más de 10 variedades de Setas en España.
Olives la aceituna Spanish Olives are the best olives in the world. Las aceitunas españolas son las mejores aceitunas del mundo.
Pumpkins las calabazas The largest Pumpkin weighs over 500 kg. La calabaza más grande pesa más de 500 kg.
Lemons Los limones Can I have some lemon juice? ¿Puedo tener un poco de jugo de limón?
Brussels Sprouts las coles de bruselas Please don’t buy brussels sprouts for Christmas. Por favor, no compre coles de Bruselas para Navidad.
Squash la calabaza That 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
English Spanish Vegetables English Sentence Spanish Sentences
Soybeans Soja You can make burgers with Soybeans Puedes hacer hamburguesas con Soja
Lentils las lentejas Did you know that Lentils are rich in protein? ¿Sabías que las lentejas son ricas en proteínas?
Lima beans los frijoles de lima Lima beans are quite expensive. Los frijoles de Lima son bastante caros.
Mung beans los frijoles mungo The Indian man likes mung beans. Al indio le gustan los frijoles mungo.
Kidney beans Los frijoles The Mexican man likes kidney beans in his taco. Al mexicano le gustan los frijoles rojos en su taco.
Black beans los frijoles negros The black beans are tastier than kidney beans. Los frijoles negros son más sabrosos que los frijoles rojos.
Legumes Las legumbres Legumes are healthy. Las legumbres son saludables.
Chickpeas los garbanzos We have a farm and we grow Chickpeas. Tenemos una finca y cultivamos garbanzos.
Peanuts los cacahuetes Peanuts 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
English Spanish Vegetables English Sentence Spanish Sentences
Asparagus los espárragos I like soup made with Asparagus . Me gusta la sopa de espárragos.
Cabbage La col Rabbits love cabbage leaves. A los conejos les encantan las hojas de col.
Lettuce La lechuga An Iceberg Lettuce can weigh over a kilo. Una lechuga puede pesar más de un kilo.
Spinach La espinaca Can you add some spinach in the salad? ¿Puedes agregar un poco de espinacas en la ensalada?
Celery el apio Celery is the most important ingredient in a salad. El apio es el ingrediente más importante en una ensalada.
Broccoli El brócoli Broccoli needs to be boiled. El brócoli necesita ser hervido.
Salad leaves las hojas de la ensalada I usually throw away the salad leaves. Suelo tirar las hojas de la ensalada.
Butterhead Lettuce La lechuga mantecosa The 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
English Spanish Vegetables English Sentence Spanish Sentences
Leaf La hoja The leaf is very big and red. La hoja es muy grande y roja.
Leaves Las hojas The yellow Leaf and the green Leaves La hoja amarilla y las hojas verdes
Branch La rama The dog likes the big branch. Al perro le gusta la rama grande.
Branches Las ramas There are many branches and leaves Hay muchas ramas y hojas.
Tree El árbol The tree is huge el arbol es enorme
Trees Los árboles The mango trees in India are large. Los árboles de mango en la India son grandes.
Root La raíz The root is deep and powerful. La raíz es profunda y poderosa.
Roots Las raices The coconut tree has strong roots. El cocotero tiene raíces fuertes.
Flower La flor The violet flower is poisonous. La flor violeta es venenosa.
Flowers Las flores The flowers are pretty las flores son bonitos
Tree Bark La corteza del árbol The tree bark is tasty. La corteza del árbol es sabrosa.
tree trunk el tronco del arbol The tree trunk is used to make chairs and tables. El tronco del árbol se usa para hacer sillas y mesas.
fruit La fruta We should have fruit juice with breakfast Deberíamos tomar jugo de frutas con el desayuno.
Vegetable La verdura All animals like to eat vegetables. A todos los animales les gusta comer verduras.



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