As a baby, I refused to eat peas (Mom told be about my separating them in my mouth and spitting them out) and beets. (same story). I eat them both now.
Mom had a recipe for a "salad" : lime Jello, cottage cheese, cream, pineapple, wallnuts and some other stuff. She took it to every family get together. I never ate it, but I think it served OK in the 50s with that family. I don't think we took a lot home.
I have spent so many years laughing about this concoction that I finally took it as my contribution one Thanksgiving. It made about 3 quarts. A pint was eaten.Noone came back for seconds. Lucas can choke it down, enjoying the first 1/4 cup, but after that, forget it.
Everyone believes me now, so it worked out.
Recipe available on request.