Would You Rather? Tomatoes vs. Lettuce Eick December 8, 2010 Would You Rather? 13 Comments It’s Wednesday! Which means it’s Would You Rather time. Today, a battle of veggies you often see in salads (I know tomatoes are technically a fruit, but whateves, they usually function in food as a vegetable). Option #1: You can never eat tomatoes again. Option #2: You can never eat lettuce again. Things to consider: Burgers & sandwiches – this kind of applies equally to both lettuce and tomato, but whichever you choose you can’t expect to garnish your burger or salad with either tomatoes or lettuce anymore. Salads. Sure, if you eliminate tomatoes you can’t have them on a salad anymore, but without lettuce you’re pretty much eliminating all salad, ever. Tomato sauce, tomato juice. No more bloody mary’s, but more importantly, with no tomato sauce you won’t be eating much pizza, lasagna or pasta again unless you find an alternative sauce. Which do you choose and why? [poll id=”130″] The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Eick Latest posts by Eick (see all) Surge Wins Discontinued Foods Bracket! - April 12, 2013 Discontinued Foods Bracket FINAL VOTE: Surge vs. Planter’s Cheez Balls - April 10, 2013 Discontinued Foods Bracket Final Four! Surge vs. Ecto Cooler - April 8, 2013 13 Responses Annatagonist December 8th, 2010 Does spinach count as lettuce? Reply Eick December 8th, 2010 You bet it does. Saying “I’d just eat spinach, arugula etc.” is getting off too easy. Reply Brad December 8th, 2010 Too easy! I will just east some cellophane wrappers to make up for the missing lettuce in my diet. Reply Jex December 8th, 2010 Instead of lettuce you could use arugula or spinach. Or even kale. I mean, c’mon. Tomatoes are in a ton of delicious things like marinara sauce, on pizza, in soup (paste), and so on. Lettuce is replaceable and cabbage has more flavor anyway. Reply lindno December 8th, 2010 way too easy. who would ever say lettuce? if you get rid of tomato, goodbye pizza! who’s that stupid? Reply Lis December 8th, 2010 I HATE lettuce. Kthx. Reply Megan December 9th, 2010 So celery leaves can’t count as lettuce…but they’re great on sandwiches…I’m sorry…if you say they count as lettuce…you’re crazy. Plus you can make a salad without lettuce. Not that I wouldn’t miss it, but it’s more doable…no ketchup? no way. Reply Sethonious December 9th, 2010 I must abstain then. I hate raw tomato. HATE raw tomato. It would be so easy to give up the tomato on a burger (aka death slices of slime that ruin perfectly good beef). But I could never give up ketchup, or red sauce. I could also never give up lettuce, spinich, kale, or collards. I love my leafy greens! Reply Eick December 10th, 2010 I’m weighing in with the minority on this one. I know it would be a huge pain to try and get around tomato sauce – severely limiting for pizza and Italian food. But I can’t imagine never eating salads again. They’re just too important to me in the grand scheme of eating healthy. Also, I could easily do without tomatoes on sandwiches and burgers, but definitely would still want lettuce on them. Reply Eick December 10th, 2010 Oh, and as for ketchup, good riddance. Reply ecommerce December 11th, 2010 I love tomatoes. Its soup, catchup, jam…umm…. Reply Spam January 12th, 2011 Eick: So, really, this is a “Would You Rather” pitting tomatoes against all leafy greens? Reply Anon May 9th, 2011 The first very hard decision for me. I enjoy eating both. Since I can’t go a week without a good batch of tomato sauce, I’d go with tomatoes (and smuggle in lettuce from somewhere). Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Current ye@r * Leave this field empty Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.