A tomato is a common ingredient used on a Krabby Patty. It first appears in the episode "Help Wanted."
It is a red, circular fruit with a green stem.
Role in series
The audience throws tomatoes at Squidward during his Krusty Krab talent show performance.
SpongeBob sadly removes all the contents of a Krabby Patty save for the lettuce and tomato, turning it into a salad and serving it to two customers, who also appear to be disappointed.
One of the fish actors for Squidward's version of the Krusty Krab Commercial is seen wearing a tomato costume.
SpongeBob pulls out a tomato from his filing cabinet during the training video.
Mr. Krabs uses a blue-painted tomato for his nose while posing as Krabby the Clown.
Pearl and her friends throw tomatoes at Girly Teengirl, thinking she is SpongeBob in disguise (even though she is just a teenage female sponge who happened to discover the party).
The audience throws tomatoes at both SpongeBob and Squidward during their performance.
Squidward gets a tomato thrown at him.
The Bikini Bottomites throw tomatoes at Squidward for reading SpongeBob's diary.
Squidward throws a tomato from his vegetable garden out of anger towards SpongeBob and Patrick intruding it.
SpongeBob activates King Neptune's trident that makes the lettuce and tomatoes come to life and cut themselves up into pieces.
- Squidward gets tomatoes thrown at him in three episodes.