These mango recipes are the best ways to eat this juicy sweet fruit! Try salsa, tacos, smoothies, chili and more.
Got mangos? We’ve got recipes! This juicy fruit is the darling of the moment: it’s got tangy sweet flavor and is loaded with nutrients. Add it to recipes and it pairs just as well with grilled fish and tacos as it does with sweet preparations. In fact: over here we most often add it to everyday snack and dinner recipes instead of making it into desserts.
Here are all our top mango recipes for integrating this tasty tropical fruit into your everyday cooking! Of course there’s sweet and spicy mango salsa, perhaps the most perfect mango recipe around. Then there are more unique spins like hearty mango black bean chili and mango teriyaki skewers. And of course: don’t forget mango cocktails! Let’s get cooking, shall we?
Got ripe mangos and need a way to use them? Try this bright and beautiful Mango Salad recipe! There’s nothing like the honeyed sweetness of a juicy mango, and here’s a fresh way to accessorize it. Pair it with cool cucumber, crunchy bell pepper, and herbaceous mint and cilantro, then cover it all in a honey lime dressing. It’s irresistibly refreshing and a versatile side dish for any plate: ideal with fish, veggie mains or even tacos.
At the top of our list of mango recipes: salsa! Mango salsa is a revelation: it's sweet, savory, and spicy all at once. It's endlessly customizable: scoop it up with tortilla chips, or sprinkle it onto grilled fish. Every time we make it for guests, everyone gathers around the bowl. If you're going to make a mango recipe: this one is our top pick.
Here’s a mango recipe that’s fast, easy, massively flavorful and pleases everyone: Mango Sorbet! It’s irresistibly creamy and frosty, with a pure honey-sweet tropical mango essence and a pop of lime on the finish. It’s so refreshing, and there’s almost no one who will turn this down (in our research, at least!). Kids and grownups alike are fans, and it works for almost any diet. Even better: it takes just a few minutes to blend up!
Here's how to make a mango into dinner! This tropical mango quinoa bowl recipe is one of the most delicious ways we’ve tried yet. The bowl meal stars fluffy quinoa, mango, red pepper, red cabbage, avocado, fresh greens, cilantro and cashews. Top it off with our citrus drizzle, a vegan cashew sauce made of soaked cashews, orange and lime juice, and fresh ginger.
This really is the perfect mango smoothie (and no, we're not using hyperbole). In fact, it tastes more like mango ice cream than a healthy drink! This bright yellow puree has the best sweet flavor and the creamiest icy texture. It’s become a bit of a legend in our household. We adore other smoothie recipes, but this one is the ultimate treat.
This mango chili recipe is something totally different: an unexpected spin on the standard! Chunks of fresh mango add a subtle sweetness, and there’s a hint of allspice for a bit of complexity. A squeeze of lime takes this vegetarian chili over the top.
Said one of our readers: “This Mango Black Bean Chili got rave reviews at my house! It’s totally delicious, high in vitamins and protein, lower in carbs and sugar, and literally took me 30 minutes to make (plus simmering and cleanup)."
Mangos are perfect in margaritas! Really, could there be a more refreshing cocktail? This sunny spin on the classic is icy and creamy, with an underlying mango essence. It’s sweet, it’s zingy, and against the bite of the salt: it goes down pretty easy. (Watch out!) Here’s how to do it: using either frozen or fresh mango!
These mango skewers are a fantastic vegetarian grill recipe that's full of big flavor! Thread your favorite vegetables onto skewers with chunks of sweet mango, then brush with homemade teriyaki sauce. The sweet, salty and savory all together is a symphony of flavor!
Here’s another way to make mangos into an easy, healthy dinner recipe: grilled shrimp salad! Start with charred, smoky tender grilled shrimp. Toss it with juicy mango cubes, then throw it over greens and drizzle with creamy, savory Green Goddess dressing. There’s so much flavor going on: it's savory, sweet, and tangy all at once.
Last up in our mango recipes, but certainly not least: the acai bowl! This beautiful purple puree made from the acai berry is Brazilian: and has become quite popular all over the world! The tangy sweet smoothie is so full of flavor, and topped with fruits, almond butter, granola and coconut: it's a sumptuous treat. Mango features in the puree and it's a fantastic topping, too.
Types of mangos
There are six main types of mangos you can find at a grocery in the US, each with a slightly different flavor and texture profile. You can use any variety of mango in these mango recipes: each one will bring a different flavor profile! Here are the most common types:
Tommy: Mildly sweet
Haden: Rich, with aromatic undertones
Francis: Rich, spicy and sweet
Honey: Sweet and creamy
Mangos are packed with nutrients! Each time you eat these mango recipes, you get the following benefits:
Low calorie food. One mango has 100 calories.
Very high in vitamin C: One mango provides 100% of your daily vitamin C needs!