Grilled Teriyaki Mango Skewers

These grilled teriyaki mango skewers feature fresh mangos and a homemade teriyaki sauce to make a sweet and savory summer grilling recipe.

Grilled Teriyaki Mango Skewers

This post was created in partnership with the National Mango Board. All opinions are our own. 

Ever tried mango skewers? These grilled terikyai mango skewers might be our new best summer grilling recipe! Seriously, the sweetness of the mango with savory veggies and a homemade teriyaki sauce are a match made in heaven. We made these grilled teriyaki mango skewers for a cookout and everyone kept picking the mangos off of the skewers because they were so, so good! The variety of mango we used was called the Honey mango: it’s a bit smaller and a little sweeter than the typical mango available here in the US. How to make grilled teriyaki mango skewers? Keep reading.

Mango varieties | Honey mango

What are Honey mangos?

The variety of mango we used for these grilled teriyaki mango skewers is called Honey mangos, one of the six main varieties of mangos sold in the US. Four of those varieties are shown above! A few fun facts about Honey mangos:

  • When it’s ripe, the skin turns to a deep golden color and small wrinkles appear. So, wrinkled equals ripe! 
  • Honey mangos are also known as the Champagne mangos or Ataulfo mangos—so look for any of those names in the grocery.
  • It’s smaller, sweeter and more tender than the varieties of mango more common in the US.
  • One cup of diced mangos provides 100% of your daily vitamin C!
Grilled Teriyaki Mango Skewers

How to make mango skewers?

Making these grilled teriyaki mango skewers is pretty simple—probably the hardest part cutting the mangos! To learn how to cut a mango, below is a fun video Alex and I put together showing the way that we cut mangos. (Note that to make the mango skewers, you’ll be cutting the mangos into larger pieces than the dice shown in the video, so that they’ll stay on the skewers instead of falling off.)

Video: How to cut a mango

Another tip for chopping veggies for skewers is that we also like to cut most of the veggies larger than you typically would dice them. For the red onion, cut it into wedges and thread a few layers of the onion onto the skewer (see above). Since the mango is the best part, we added proportionally more mango than veggies to each skewer.

Grilled Teriyaki Mango Skewers

How to make homemade teriyaki sauce?

Somehow after 8 years of writing a food blog, Alex and I had never made homemade teriyaki sauce (gasp!). We were excited to use these grilled teriyaki mango skewers as an excuse to make our own recipe. Homemade teriyaki sauce is truly easy; our recipe uses only soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and maple syrup. The mixture is heated and then a slurry of cornstarch is mixed in, which makes it thick and glossy. It can be made in about 5 minutes and the flavor is unreal. We’re never buying teriyaki sauce again!

Let us know if you try these grilled mango skewers in the comments below!

Grilled Teriyaki Mango Skewers

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This Grilled Teriyaki Mango Skewers recipe is vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, plant based, refined sugar free, and naturally sweet.

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Grilled Teriyaki Mango Skewers


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  • Author: Sonja
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 skewers (4 servings) 1x

Description

These grilled teriyaki mango skewers feature fresh mangos and a homemade teriyaki sauce to make a sweet and savory summer grilling recipe.


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Ingredients


Instructions

  1. Preheat a grill to medium heat.  If using wooden skewers, soak the skewers for at least 30 minutes while preparing the recipe.
  2. Make the homemade teriyaki sauce.
  3. For the skewers: Cut the mango into large cubes (larger than a dice) so that threads onto the skewers. Chop the red pepper, orange pepper, zucchini, and red onion into large pieces (you can cut the onion in wedges and use a few layers when threading). Thread the veggies and mangos onto skewers. Tip: We threaded our mangos 2 chunks at a time so there is proportionally more mango than veggies per skewer.
  4. Place the skewers on a tray and brush them with the glaze on one side. Place the skewers on the grill, glazed side down, then brush the tops with the remaining glaze. Grill 6 to 10 minutes per side until tender and lightly charred.
  5. If serving over rice or quinoa, make the grain according to the package instructions. When the skewers are finished, place over rice or quinoa and serve with any remaining teriyaki sauce if desired.

Notes

*Honey mangos are also known as Champagne or Ataulfo mangos.

  • Category: Main Dish, Side Dish
  • Method: Grilled
  • Cuisine: Asian

Keywords: Mango, Mangos, Mango Skewer, Mango Kebab, Grilled, Summer Grilling, Summer Grill Recipe, Teriyaki, Homemade Teriyaki Sauce, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Summer Recipes

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

2 Comments

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    Brittany Audra @ Audra's Appetite
    July 11, 2018 at 10:33 am

    Can’t wait to try these! I just recently made skewers with grilled pineapple and my husband especially LOVED the grilled pineapple. Mango sounds delicious too!

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    Jessica Flory
    October 2, 2018 at 10:59 am

    Oh my WOW these were fantastic!!! Probably one of the best things I’ve ever grilled (and I grill a lot!) We eat meat sparingly so I diced one chicken breast and added it to the skewers. I also added a bit of garlic and grated ginger to the sauce. AMAZING!!! Even my husband who dislikes Asian dishes loved this!

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