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How to Cut a Mango

How to Cut a MangoMangos 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

Cut the end off of the mango.

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

Cut alongside the pit.

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.

Cut alongside the pit.

Repeat with the other side.

Score the mango.

Score vertical and horizontal lines into the mango.

Score the mango.

Then, push on the inside of the mango to pop it out and make a mango flower.

Cut the cubes off of the mango.

Run a paring knife along the mango to remove the cubes.

Use a spoon to scoop out the mango cubes.

Alternatively, you can leave the mango with the cuts and dig the cubes out with a spoon.

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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.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Preparations
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Mango
Calories 126 kcal

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, and push on the peel to expose the cubes. Run the paring knife along the mango to remove the cubes. Alternatively, you can leave the mango with the cuts and dig the cubes out with a spoon.

Notes

Nutrition Disclosure:
  • The nutritional information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for professional advice.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 MangoCalories: 126kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSodium: 2mgFiber: 3gSugar: 29g
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Recipe Rating




Jamie

Tuesday 25th of October 2022

This was super helpful. I loved the tip about scooping it out with a spoon, so easy!

Tressa Jamil

Tuesday 25th of October 2022

Right, that was a game-changer for me too!