Stuff in Guacamole: Where Do You Stand?

Peas in guacamole? No. But is bacon, mango or wasabi okay in guac?
guacamole-0062.tif

guacamole-0062.tif

Photo by: Ryan Liebe ©Ryan Liebe - 2015

Ryan Liebe, Ryan Liebe - 2015

The New York Times tweeted yesterday, "Add green peas to your guacamole. Trust us." And everyone went berserk. Feelings ranged from rage and confusion to steadfast defense of the Times' suggestion. President Obama didn't buy it. Jeb Bush wouldn't add peas to his guac either. Deb Perelman, Dan Pashman, Sam Sifton, Jean-Georges and Alex Stupak weighed in on the debate, mostly in support of the controversial guacamole mix-in. Where do you stand? Is it OK to put peas in guacamole? If not peas, what is OK to add to guac?

Spicy Bacon Guacamole

Spicy Bacon Guacamole

Food Network Kitchens Spicy Bacon Guacamole

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2012, Television Food Network, GP. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2012, Television Food Network, GP. All Rights Reserved

Bacon (and jarred pickled jalapenos!) in guacamole: definitely not traditional, definitely delicious.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Is it OK to put corn in guacamole?
Papaya Guacamole.tif

Papaya Guacamole.tif

Food Stylist: Vivian Lui

©Charles Masters, 2009

Charles Masters, 2009

Do papayas have a place in guacamole?
01_Spicy_Guacamole_048.tif

01_Spicy_Guacamole_048.tif

Food Stylist: Stephana Bottom Prop Stylist: Pamela Duncan Silver

Photo by: Con Poulos

Con Poulos

What about mangos?
141007_FoodNetwork_Guac_177.tif

141007_FoodNetwork_Guac_177.tif

Photo by: Christopher Testani

Christopher Testani

Is ranch guacamole so wrong?
Dips_Spread_0070.tif

Dips_Spread_0070.tif

Photo by: Charles Masters

Charles Masters

FNK_PEAR_PISTACHIO_GUCAMOLE_H_.jpg

FNK_PEAR_PISTACHIO_GUCAMOLE_H_.jpg

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Pears and pistachios in guacamole -- is that going too far? What would POTUS think?

What's the craziest thing you've put in guacamole? Tell us in the comments below.

Keep Reading

Next Up

Guacamole Pumpkin

The Kitchen has the ultimate gross-out presentation idea for your next Halloween table. Don't just serve guacamole. Serve it in a sick Guacamole Jack-o'-Lantern!

Guacamole Trends

Think beyond the chip and expand your guacamole repertoire.

Guacamole Goblin Deviled Eggs

These deviled eggs get an extra dose of protein from avocado, fiber from ground flax seeds and crunch from the apples.

Guacamole: Is It Healthy?

Should guacamole be part of a healthy Cinco celebration?

Nachos, Chili and Guacamole

Celebrate the big football game with big food

Reinvented: Guacamole 5 Ways

Guacamole is definitely a top 10 crowd-pleaser, so we decided to mix it up and add four more ways to keep the party going.

50 Salsa and Guacamole Recipes

Find dozens of new ways to make your favorite Mexican dips.

Guacamole: 7 Great Ways

There are many delicious variations on this avocado favorite.