In this list, we’ll be discussing vegetables that start with M. We were able to find quite a few, and we’ll provide you a bit of information on each one. Let’s take a closer look…
1. Malabar Spinach
This leafy green veggie grows quickly in the more tropical climates of Africa and Asia. The leaves are shaped like hearts and possess antioxidant properties.
Like Malabar spinach, you’ll find malanga in tropical regions – usually in South American countries. They have a nutty taste that makes it a traditional part of some Caribbean soups. You can also make hypoallergenic flour from it!
The word “mallow” actually includes a lot of plants. Some more well-known examples of plants in the mallow family are okra and cacao.
Mangetout includes two kinds of peas: snap and snow peas. You can use both in a stir fry, for example, although snow peas are the more common choice.
You’ll need to go to a handful of South American countries, including Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Colombia, to find mashua. Although people eat its tubers, it’s not uncommon to grow it for decorative purposes.
Marrows may be considered berries scientifically, but they’re more often treated as vegetables. When they’re fully grown, they look like elongated watermelons. In the United Kingdom, some people compete to see who can grow the largest marrows.
7. Miner’s Lettuce
Miner’s lettuce can be found in coastal parts of the United States and even in some regions of Alaska. The name “miner’s lettuce” comes from the fact that miners consumed it during the Gold Rush in order to ward off scurvy.
8. Mizuna Greens
Another popular name for mizuna greens is Japanese mustard greens. It both resembles and tastes like arugula, although the taste is a bit milder. What makes mizuna greens so desirable is their ability to resist cold weather.
If you’ve never heard of molokhia before, it might be because you call it jute. Most people who eat it cook it into soups.
10. Moth Bean
If you live in an area where there are lots of droughts, you might want to look into moth beans. They’re especially hardy, which is why they’re grown in the more arid parts of India.
Morels are a type of edible mushrooms. They are popular in gourmet cooking, especially for French dishes.
The word “mozuku” refers to a family of brown algae that grows in the waters around Japan. These algae can be eaten by people, and are sometimes found in Japanese salad recipes.
13. Mung Bean
Mung beans aren’t common in the US, but you can find them in many Asian countries. India, China, and the Philippines are just a few examples of where mung bean is often served in various dishes.
We’re taking some liberties by including mushrooms on this list, since they’re a fungus and not technically a vegetable. However, in the culinary world, mushrooms are treated like veggies and are used in savory dishes, so we put them on this list, anyway.
We even have a one-pot vegan pasta recipe that uses mushrooms!
When we say mustard, we aren’t talking about the bright yellow condiment. We’re talking about the mustard plant, which has leaves that you can eat on their own.
Hey, I’m Joey. I’ve been cooking since I was a little kid and love everything about it. You can find my writing about food, kitchen appliances (such as blenders) and much more. Thanks for stopping by!