By Sarah Jampel / Food52
July 21, 2015

On July 1, the official New York Times account tweeted the following: “Add green peas to your guacamole.” The President of the United States responded that he was “not buying” it, there were calls for the Times to delete their Twitter account altogether, and the newspaper’s public editor declared it another “Grape Salad” crisis, using the hashtag “PleaseNoPeas.”

We laughed along, until we looked deep inside ourselves and realized that we, too, put peas in our guacamole. And white beans in our hummus. And celery in our Caesar salads in place of croutons. And a whole slew of other things that might offend classicists.

If you thought pea guacamole was crazy, here are 16 other recipes that might make you cover your eyes:

Things we called “guacamole”:

Smashed Pea Guacamole with Cilantro, Ginger, and Lime by thechocolatefig

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Greek-amole by HalfKiwi

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Guacamole Quinoa by foxeslovelemons

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“Moraccan Guacamole” Toasts with Fried Egg by creamtea

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Minty Pea Purée on Toast by Gena Hamshaw

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Things we called “hummus”:

Miso Hummus by mrslarkin

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Tara Duggan’s Chard Stalk Hummus by Genius Recipes

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Hard Squash Hummus by Modern Farmer

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Black Garlic White Bean Hummus by Camilla Maybee

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Everything else that might upset you:

Buffalo-Style Quinoa Chili by Stacy McCann

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Spanish Tortilla by Amanda Hesser

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Vegan Lentil Bolognese with Cashew Parmesan by Gena Hamshaw

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Vegan Caesar Salad with Polenta Croutons by Gena Hamshaw

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Allen Miglore’s Caesar Salad by Genius Recipes

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Frozen Banana Daiquiri by Erik Lombardo

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Key Lime Meringue Pie by Posie Harwood

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