Salad with Mustard or Ketchup
Homer: Pass ketchup.
Lisa: You’ll have to do better than that tonight, chump.
[Bart hits mustard towards her and she ducks]
Homer: 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. However, I was less than enthused to try this out either option myself: Salad with Mustard or Ketchup.
- 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. It’s supposed to be salad with Mustard OR Ketchup, not both. Never both.
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. The ketchup dressed was infinitely worse than mustard dressed. 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 somehow pull everything together. I had a similar experience with the mustard, that desire for burger meat to go with my salad and mustard mix.
Actually, I found the mustard to be almost palatable with the greens at least in comparison to the ketchup. Sorry Homer, if I had to choose I would pick mustard over ketchup as a dressing any day.
Cromulence: Ketchup Salad 1 Mr. Honeybunnies out of 10 / Mustard Salad 3 Mr. Honeybunnies out of 10
Salad with Mustard or Ketchup Recipe from: Lisa on Ice (The Simpsons Season 6 – Episode 8)