Why Is Everyone So Upset About This Pea Guacamole Recipe?

(Image credit: Dominic Perri for The New York Times)

Yesterday The New York Times innocently Tweeted out a call to action about adding peas to your guacamole. It linked to a recipe that was created by three-star Michelin chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

The response was pure outrage. Even President Obama had something to say about this controversy. Why?

Add green peas to your guacamole. Trust us. http://t.co/7imMY9c2ph pic.twitter.com/oeOMt2qgmh

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

The response to this recipe was of overall shock and horror. How dare you alter the classic guacamole recipe?

respect the nyt, but not buying peas in guac. onions, garlic, hot peppers. classic. https://t.co/MEEI8QHH1V

— President Obama (@POTUS) July 1, 2015

This is tantamount to a hate crime. RT @nytimes: Add green peas to your guacamole. Trust us. http://t.co/TMYakNGffj pic.twitter.com/GEDL2d4WAR

— Eric Haywood (@EricHaywood) July 1, 2015

What’s even more interesting is that this pea guacamole recipe is about two years old. In fact, this recipe from Jean-Georges Vongerichten and his executive chef at ABC Cocina in New York was an incredibly popular dish upon its inception. Why are people throwing shade two years later?

I’m just going to come out and say it: Peas in guacamole for President 2016. I’m all for a little change (every once in awhile).