Internet flips out after New York Times suggests we all try adding peas to our guacamole

Give peas a chance? Not if it's in our guacamole. The Internet collectively flipped out Wednesday after a New York Times food columnist suggested that Americans try adding sweet peas to the popular party dip.

"The peas add intense sweetness and a chunky texture to the dip, making it more substantial on the chip. They also intensify the color of the green avocado -- and help the guacamole stay that way," Melissa Clark wrote in her recipe for Green Pea Guacamole.

The collective response was strong and sudden -- adding peas to guacamole is about as un-American as it gets.

The Republican Party of Texas certainly wasn't having it.

The suggestion of adding anything to guacamole beyond avocados, lime and possibly onion or jalapeno proved so instantly controversial that even President Barack Obama felt it necessary to weigh in on the matter.

There were a quiet few who seem intrigued by the idea, but given the overwhelming opposition, they may want to keep their thoughts to themselves.

Looking for a more tradition guacamole recipe? We suggest Bobby Flay's take, which sticks to the basics: avocados, lime, cilantro, jalapenos and onions.
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