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How to make the Pea Guacamole that everyone, including President Obama, is talking about

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NEW YORK -- It was the simple advice served up by the New York Times that sparked a firestorm like no other.

"Add green peas to your guacamole. Trust us," the Times suggested, tweeting a Green Pea Guacamole recipe earlier this week.

https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/616303020574441472

Then the Internet reacted. And we all know what happens when the Internet reacts. Draaaa-ma.

The mere suggestion was met with outrage everywhere. From the usual critics using Twitter as their soap box to some very unusual suspect: like presidential candidate Jeb Bush.

Even President Barack Obama weighed in:

https://twitter.com/POTUS/status/616338528138608640

The recipe’s origins trace back to ABC Cocina in the Flatiron District. It’s owner Jean-Georges Vongerichten and his Chef de Cusine Ian Coogan are credited with creating the apparent controversial dish.

The funny thing – the pea guacamole isn’t anything new.  The Times initially wrote about it back when the restaurant opened in 2013. A social media manager with the Times decided to retweet the old write-up and the rest is history.

Try it out for yourself this July 4 weekend. Click here for the recipe.