On Wednesday afternoon, the New York Times fired off an innocent tweet about guacamole.

By Christine Mattheis
Updated: January 31, 2017

On Wednesday afternoon, the New York Times fired off an innocent tweet about guacamole.

In addition to the requisite avocado, lime juice, and cilantro, the otherwise-standard guacamole recipe—adapted from ABC Cocina, an award-winning fine-dining restaurant in NYC—adds one very untraditional ingredient: fresh English peas.

The internet did not take it well.

Others, like NPR's Peter Sagal, were more amused than offended.

Even President Obama weighed in.

Apparently there are a lot of guacamole purists out there.

Now that you've got avocados on the brain, check out our favorite (non-guac) recipes, like the avocado whip in the video below.

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