How to Cut a Mango

Using these easy steps, learn how to cut a mango—plus find mango recipes and storage tips for mangoes.

Step 1

Wash fruit. Lay fruit on the counter, then turn so the top and bottom are now the sides. Using a sharp knife, make a lengthwise cut as close to the long, flat seed as possible to remove each side of the fruit. Trim fruit away from the seed.

Step 2

Score each side of the fruit lengthwise and widthwise, without cutting through the skin.

Step 3

Using your hand, push the skin up, turning the fruit out. Cut fruit off at the skin with a knife.

Mango Recipes

Ham & Mango Quesadillas

If you like the ease of quesadillas, especially on busy weeknights, you'll really love these fresh and fruity Ham & Mango Quesadillas featuring mango-enhanced jarred salsa.
—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Chunky Fresh Mango Cake

This delicious Chunky Fresh Mango Cake, a family favorite, originated years ago with a great-aunt who lived in Florida and had her own mango tree. It's a sweet, moist cake, with slightly crisp edges.
—Allene Bary-Cooper, Wichita Falls, Texas

Mango Chicken with Plum Sauce

A generous serving of this flavorful Mango Chicken with Plum Sauce recipe, with crunchy fresh veggies and a sweet Asian sauce, will leave you satisfied without bursting at the seams.
—Christine Vaught, Salem, Oregon

Fast Fact About Mangoes

  • Available most of the year.
  • Choose plump fruit with a sweet, fruity fragrance.
  • Avoid very soft or bruised fruit.
  • Ripe mangoes have green-yellow skin with a tinge of red; ripe mangoes give slightly when pressed.
  • Store ripe mangoes in the refrigerator away from other fruits/vegetables with strong aromas.
  • Store unripe mangoes at room temperature out of direct sunlight.

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