How to Cut a Mango

Wondering how to cut a mango? Here’s a step by step guide and video that shows you the best way to cut a mango (how to dice a mango).

Video: How to cut a mango

Are you wondering the best way to cut a mango? There are lots of ways to do it, but Alex and I have a great method for how to dice a mango into perfect chunks. We use this method all the time, like when we make our mango salsa or our mango black bean chili. Learning this method changed the game for us, and we hope it will for you too! Here’s our step by step guide for how to cut a mango, including a video of me cutting a mango in our kitchen.

Related: 20 Knife Skills Videos: How to Cut Everything!

How to cut a mango step by step

Step 1

How to Cut a Mango | Stand the mango on its side

Stand the mango on its side, with the stem facing away from you.

Step 2

How to Cut a Mango | Cut around the pit

Using a large chef’s knife, cut around the pit on one side. Start about 1/4″ from the center, following the curve of the pit.

Step 3

How to Cut a Mango | Cut off the other side

Repeat the same cut on the other side of the pit.

Step 4

How to Cut a Mango | Score without cutting peel

Use a paring knife to score the mango into squares, without cutting through the peel.

Step 5

How to Cut a Mango | Scoop out mango with a spoon

Use a large spoon to scoop between the fruit and the peel to remove the diced mango.

And there you have it: how to cut a mango in 5 easy steps!

Let us know if you try our method for how to cut a mango and tell us how it goes in the comments below.

Best chef knife & cutting boards

Alex and I are often asked about the best kitchen tools. And every time we answer, “A good sharp chef’s knife!” A good knife can drastically improve your time in the kitchen, and lasts for years (we’ve had our chef knives for 10 plus years). Here are some of the knives we recommend, as well as cutting boards and the best knife sharpener. These recommendations are perfect for outfitting your own kitchen, or great gifts for a wedding registry or someone who loves to cook!

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Looking for mango recipes?

Now that you know how to cut a mango, here are some of our favorite mango recipes for you to try:

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How to Cut a Mango

How to Cut a Mango


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  • Author: Sonja
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: About 1 cup 1x

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Wondering how to cut a mango? Here’s a step by step guide and video that shows you the best way to cut a mango (how to dice a mango).


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Ingredients

  • 1 mango

Instructions

  1. Stand the mango on its side, with the stem facing away from you.
  2. Using a large chef’s knife, cut around the pit on one side. Start about 1/4″ from the center, following the curve of the pit.
  3. Repeat the same cut on the other side of the pit.
  4. Use a paring knife to score the mango into squares, without cutting through the peel.
  5. Use a large spoon to scoop between the fruit and the peel to remove the diced mango.
  • Category: Knife Skills
  • Method: Cutting
  • Cuisine: N/A

Keywords: How to cut a mango, Best way to cut a mango, How to dice a mango

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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.

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