Salad fixings: Tomatoes from Mars, by Arthur Yorinks an Mort Drucker (New York: Harpercollins, 1999)
pictures by Mort Drucker
Told in War of the Worlds rhetoric, giant tomatoes arrive from Mars. Only Professor Shtickle (drawn to look like Einstein) can save the planet. He tries communicating but it fails. Then he has an idea while making a salad. He gets out a spritzer, fills it with olive oil,, vinegar, basil and a little garlic, and sprizts the tomatoes. They scram. The world is saved.
This one's for adults really as the true pleasure is in the caricatures.