Hate green pea guacamole? Try these (in)famous recipes

People feel VERY strongly about guacamole– and why wouldn’t you?

The avocado-based treat is nearly perfect, made even more beautiful by the endless combination of ways you can dress it up. Yet, guac’s customization may be the most divisive thing about it. Case in point: The New York Times’ controversial pea-infused guac recipe.

In the wake of the controversy, dubbed #GuacGate and #PeaGhazi by some, here are some other famous (or infamous) guacamole recipes:

Chef Roberto Santiba–ez of Rosa Mexicano dish  Guacamole. (Photo by Johansen Krause)
Chef Roberto Santiba–ez of Rosa Mexicano’s dish Guacamole. (Photo by Johansen Krause)

POTUS Barack Obama’s recipe:

Obama describes his guacamole as “classic,” but the hot peppers certainly spice it up a bit.

Jack White’s not-so-secret recipe:

This recipe took the Internet by storm in late January and early February. White’s recipe is notable for both its forbidden nature and its use of avocado pits to prevent the guac from browning.

Beyonce’s Superbowl guacamole recipe:

When she’s not performing at the Super Bowl, she’s thinking up guacamole recipes to enjoy during it. Beyonce’s recipe, Yahoo News reports, is a pretty no frills recipe, including a simple mix of avocados, tomatoes, onions, garlic and salt and pepper.

Get the full recipe here.

Chipotle Mexican Grill’s recipe:

We all know about this recipe. We especially all know that you have to pay extra for it. But what if you make it at home? Now you can because Chipotle released the recipe this summer.

Guacamole in a bowl. (Wikimedia Commons)
Guacamole in a bowl. (Wikimedia Commons)

Here’s the recipe from the website:

You’ll need:
2 ripe Hass avocados (In the restaurant, we use 48 per batch, multiple times per day)
2 tsp lime juice
2 tbsp cilantro (chopped)
1/4 cup red onion (finely chopped)
1/2 jalapeño, including seeds (finely chopped)
1/4 tsp kosher salt

1. Choose the right avocado. It should feel squishy yet firm (like the palm of your hand), and be a nice dark green color on the inside.
2. Cut the avocado in half and the remove the pit (carefully!)
3. Scoop the avocados and place in a medium bowl.
4. Toss and coat with lime juice.
5. Add the salt and using a fork or potato masher, mash until a smooth consistency is achieved.
6. Fold in the remaining ingredients and mix well.
7. Taste the guacamole (over and over) and adjust seasoning if necessary.

Do you have a favorite guacamole recipe? Let us know in the comments.

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