Someone pass the salad!

In order to get Sir Paul McCartney to voice his yellow look-alike on “The Simpson’s” the writers had to agree to turn Lisa into a vegetarian and promise she would never eat meat again, the Huffington Post reported.

McCartney himself has been a vegetarian for more than 30 years.

Apu, voiced by Hank Azaria, joined the Simpson-ized Paul and his then-wife Linda in the season seven episode in which the trio convinces the precocious Simpson to ditch meat for good.

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Paul McCartney said he would only do the show if they promised Lisa would never eat meat again.

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“I think it was really cool that he stuck that in,” Azaria told the Huffington Post. “I can tell you, over the years, they were tempted a bunch of times to have Lisa break her vegetarian vows.”

The episode, appropriately titled “Lisa the Vegetarian,” aired in 1995 and focused on the ridicule Lisa faced after opting for a plant-based diet.

“You don’t win friends with salad!” the Simpsons chant at her in the episode.

But McCartney’s promise that “if you play ‘Maybe I’m Amazed’ backwards, you’ll hear a recipe for a really ripping lentil soup” was enough to help Lisa shut down her haters.

In spite of their consideration to end Lisa’s long-term commitment to vegetarianism, Azaria said he’s fairly confident the eldest Simpson daughter will stick to her greens.

He explained that “they made a vow to Sir Paul. No, you don’t break a knight’s vow. As we’ve learned from ‘Game of Thrones,’ you do that at your own risk.”

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