Easy Homemade Guacamole

Easy Guacamole you can make in a jiffy all summer long // My Cooking Spot

Susannah from Feast + West here with another summer appetizer. It’s just not summer without a few chip-and-dip recipes, if you ask me. Chips, salsa and guac are the quintessential party foods at every summer get-together.

It’s taken me a long time, but I have finally mastered my easy guacamole recipe. It’s quick and only requires a few ingredients, though it’s a good idea to plan ahead when you make guacamole. The key is ripe avocados — they mash the best and give the most flavor — so you’ll need to buy them in advance. (Hint: I always use two forks to mash the avocados into a mostly smooth consistency with a few chunks remaining.)

Easy Guacamole you can make in a jiffy all summer long // My Cooking Spot

I never make guacamole without a few standard fixin’s. You’ll need a tomato, a lime, an onion and a couple cloves of garlic. Oh, and salt, pepper and a pinch of seasoning like chipotle or cayenne pepper. Sure, you could add in other ingredients like peppers or cilantro, but these ones are my favorites.

If you’re hosting a big party or even a few friends for taco night, definitely whip up a batch of this easy guacamole. Oh, and that salsa recipe? It’s my Bloody Mary Salsa. I’ve got the recipe over on Feast + West today!

Easy Guacamole

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

An easy recipe for guacamole


  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large lime, juiced
  • coarse salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • pinch cayenne pepper


  1. In a medium bowl, mash the avocados with two forks until creamy with some chunks remaining.
  2. Add tomato, onion, garlic, lime juice, salt, pepper and cayenne. Stir until well combined. Serve fresh.

Easy Guacamole you can make in a jiffy all summer long // My Cooking Spot

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Susannah is an Instagram-obsessed graphic designer and cat lady based in Charlotte, N.C. When she's not designing or taking a zillion photos, she blogs about food, design and travel at Feast + West. It's kind-of like a road trip — a casual drive through the backroads with lots of on-a-whim stops to take photos, peruse lovely shops and eat excellent food. Traveling inspires Susannah the most in her design work and in the kitchen, and she loves to recreate recipes at home.

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