Internet outrage over peas in guacamole recipe

A “New York Times” food columnist’s suggestion of an alternative ingredient to guacamole has many on social media voicing their opinions and has even got President Barack Obama and Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush to agree on something.

Melissa Clark published a recipe calling for English peas to be added to a guacamole dish.  The “New York Times” tweeted it out saying, “Add green peas to your guacamole. Trust us.”

Add green peas to your guacamole. Trust us.

— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 1, 2015

But it seems that people on social media like guacamole without peas. The official Twitter account of the Republican Party of Texas took it a step further.

The @nytimes declared war on Texas when they suggested adding green peas to guacamole.

— Texas GOP (@TexasGOP) July 1, 2015

And the recipe even managed to get two people who would normally disagree on many issues to see eye to eye.

You don't put peas in guacamole

— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) July 1, 2015

respect the nyt, but not buying peas in guac. onions, garlic, hot peppers. classic.

— President Obama (@POTUS) July 1, 2015

Up Next:

  • Popular

  • Recent


FOX 7 News streams at the following times (all times Central):

Monday - Friday

4:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

9 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.


6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.


6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Schedule subject to change in the event of network sports coverage.

We also stream press conferences and other breaking news coverage from time to time. When we are not in a live newscast, you will see replays of the most recent broadcast.

To enter full screen Mode click the button.

For closed captioning, click on the button while in full screen mode.

Desktop/tablet users: To choose the stream's video quality, click on the button (while in full screen mode) and choose from 432p or 270p.

Mobile users:The video quality default is to your phone's settings.

Please allow time for buffering. If the stream stalls, refresh your browser. Thanks for watching

Stories You May Be Interested In - Includes Advertiser Stories