Homer: Pass ketchup. [Bart winds up, slaps it with his knife]
Lisa: [catches it] You’ll have to do better than that tonight, chump.
[Bart hits mustard towards her and she ducks]
Homer: [catches it] Hey! I asked for ketchup! I’m eating salad here.
Marge: I won’t have any aggressive condiment passing in this house.
– Lisa on Ice (The Simpsons Season 6 – Episode 8)
Homer, eating salad? It happened! While I am glad to see that Homer doesn’t let losing his first choice of dressing, ketchup, deter him from eating something healthy for once, I was less than enthused to try this out myself.
- Salad greens (Spring Mix and Spinach)
Mix salad with desired condiment of choice. Do NOT mix both condiments together as this is somehow even more disgusting.
Since Homer had originally wanted ketchup for his salad, that was the first salad I tasted. I had assumed the ketchup salad wouldn’t taste too bad, maybe have like a sweet vinaigrette taste. Nope. Ketchup salad was infinitely worse than mustard salad. Ketchup is semi-sweet and when mixed with the relative bitterness of salad greens it created this really bizarre flavor. I think my brain kept expecting a hamburger patty to show up and pull everything together. I had a similar experience with the mustard, that desire for meat to go with my salad and mustard mix. I actually found the mustard to be almost palatable with the salad at least in comparison to the ketchup. Sorry Homer, if I had to choose I would pick mustard over ketchup as a salad dressing any day.
Cromulence: Ketchup Salad 1 Mr. Honeybunnies out of 10 / Mustard Salad 3 Mr. Honeybunnies out of 10
Salad with Mustard and Ketchup Recipe from: Lisa on Ice (The Simpsons Season 6 – Episode 8)