Raw grape tomatoes. I've come around to cooked tomatoes, but raw is an entirely different story.
So colorful! But I only eat half of the foods pictured.
I figured I could get away with not eating the olives. Olives are a controversial food. It's pretty acceptable to dislike them. However, most people like tomatoes.
So I ate maybe a third of the tomatoes. And I hated them. But the big old hunks of mozzarella made up for the grossness of the tomatoes. And the fact that I even ate that many tomatoes is a testament to my need to be polite. I didn't want my coworker to see me eating her pasta salad and think that I didn't like it.
I'll give raw tomatoes another chance sometime in the future. I'll try them in a salad filled with other things. Maybe I'll try them again this summer.
I think I'm going to need at least a year to work up to olives.