This weekend I ate the most amazing pizza I've ever had. At least I thought it was a pizza. It was covered with roasted strawberries, blue cheese, watercress, an egg, and a very generous drizzling of balsamic reduction. The crust was crispy on the outside, perfectly chewy and tender in the middle—the whole thing was a wonderful combination of sweet, smoky, and salty. I mean, just look at this beautiful thing:
Pizza. Not salad. Pizza.
But when I posted a picture of it on Instagram, expecting everyone to be envious of my lunch, some of my friends were like "MEGAN, THAT'S NOT PIZZA. THAT'S A SALAD." I'm sorry, friends, but you're wrong. It was absolutely a pizza. Pizza can have fruit and vegetables on it and still be a pizza. It had crust! And cheese! It was cut into slices (well, squares, but that counts)! I ate it with my hands! You do not eat salad with your hands and salad does not have a crust.
Clearly, neither side is going to stand down, so this requires a legally binding Slog poll. Can a pizza be covered with fruits and vegetables and still be a pizza? Or once greens and berries are involved, does the meal just become a fancy baked salad served on a bread plate? Vote now!