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How to Cut a Mango

Mangos are delicious, but they can be difficult to eat if you don’t know how to prepare them; learn how to cut a mango using this simple technique.

A pile of fresh, ripe mangos.

HOW TO CUT A MANGO

1. Cut the end off of the mango to make slicing easy and safe.

2. Mangos have an oblong pit, so begin by holding the mango upright on the tallest side. Using a paring knife, cut along the side of the pit, then repeat with the other side.

3. Score vertical and horizontal lines into the mango, then push on the inside of the mango to pop it out and make a mango flower. Alternatively, you can leave the mango with the cuts and dig the cubes out with a spoon.

4. Run the paring knife along the mango to remove the cubes or use a spoon to scoop them out.

Use a spoon to scoop out the mango cubes.

5. Don’t forget to cut the mango on either side of the pit, then remove the peel. Slice the remaining mango into cubes and add them to the rest of the mango.

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HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT MANGO

Ripe, not overly ripe, mangos work best, and here’s how to find them!

  • LOOK – Color is more of an indicator of the type of mango and has less to do with ripeness. Instead, look for a more rounded shape.
  • TOUCH – The outside of the mango should feel soft but not mushy.
  • SMELL – A ripe mango will have a fruity aroma near the stem.

If you don’t have access to ripe mangos, leave unripened mangos on the countertop at room temperature; they will take a few days to ripen. 

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Push out the mango to make a mango flower. This allows for the cubes to be easily cut from the mango.

How to Cut a Mango

Tressa Jamil
Mangos are delicious, but they can be difficult to eat if you don't know how to prepare them; learn how to cut a mango using this simple technique.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Preparations
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Mango

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Mango, ripe

Instructions
 

  • Cut the end off of the mango to make slicing easy and safe.
  • Mangos have an oblong pit, so begin by holding the mango upright on the tallest side. Using a paring knife, cut along the side of the pit, then repeat with the other side.
  • Cut vertical and horizontal lines into the mango, then push on the peel to expose the cubes. Alternatively, you can leave the mango with the cuts and dig the cubes out with a spoon.
  • Run the paring knife along the mango to remove the cubes or use a spoon to scoop them out.
  • Don't forget to cut the mango on either side of the pit, then remove the peel. Slice the remaining mango into cubes and add them to the rest of the mango.
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