Give peas a chance? When it comes to guacamole, no way, says President Barack Obama.
He dipped into the great guacamole debate Wednesday after The New York Times suggested a healthy twist on guacamole--usually made with mashed avocado, chopped onion, tomatoes, chilli peppers and seasoning.
“Add green peas to your guacamole. Trust us,” the newspaper said.
But the leader of the free world was having none of the freewheeling recipe created by ABC Cocina's chef-owner, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and his chef de cuisine, Ian Coogan.
During a Twitter Q&A session on healthcare Wednesday, Justin Green, the political editor at the Independent Journal Review, tossed this question to Obama: "#AskPOTUS Do you agree with the @nytimes about putting peas in guacamole? If yes, why?"
To which the answer was: no way.
Obama tweeted his support of an basic version of the Mexican favorite.
respect the nyt, but not buying peas in guac. onions, garlic, hot peppers. classic. https://t.co/MEEI8QHH1V
— President Obama (@POTUS) July 1, 2015
The recipe triggered outrage on the Internet and even built some bi-partisan support.
You don't put peas in guacamole https://t.co/kG3ewrVv6f
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) July 1, 2015
— kainazamaria (@kainazamaria) July 1, 2015
Try broken glass in your tunafish. #NYTrecipes
— Graham Campbell (@GrahamCC) July 1, 2015
"Put Thousand Island dressing in your milk. Trust Us." -New York Times #NYTrecipes
— Ilan T (@Skeelon1215) July 1, 2015
Add peas and seeds to your guacamole if you hate food