How Does Guacamole With Peas Taste? The 'New York Times' Recipe, Tested — VIDEO
I had a lot of mixed emotions when The New York Times tweeted a guacamole with pea recipe, telling us to just "trust" them and add this veggie to our favorite dip. Like, were they serious? Didn't they understand that guac is perfect and peas are gross, and there is nothing in this universe that dictates that these two things should ever be combined together into one dish? And let's say we were to give The New York Times the benefit of the doubt — how does guacamole with peas taste, even? The Internet was quick to jump to hasty conclusions: probably really freaking disgusting. I mean, Twitter and Barack Obama would have you believe that this was the worst thing to ever happen to humanity, but guys? I was suddenly skeptical of all the criticism. I love guacamole. Like I love guacamole. I love guacamole in all of its infinite, beautiful forms. And if The New York Times wants me to add “fresh English peas to what is an otherwise fairly traditional guacamole," I figured I'd stay open minded. I decided to do a Bustle guacamole with peas taste test.
After following The New York Times' recipe to a tee (which they adopted from ABC Cocina), it was time to see if green pea guac was really worth the Internet firestorm it ignited. Reactions within the Bustle office were, as you can imagine, pretty mixed. Personally, I thought it was great... and really, really green. Like possibly the greenest guacamole I've ever seen. As for other people? Well, let's just say they weren't as thrilled to dip their chips into this green-on-green monstrosity. Here's how people reacted to The New York Times' green pea guac.
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