40 Reasons to Be Mad for Mangoes


Check out these delicious ideas for how to prepare mangos (photo credit: BigStockPhoto.com)

Mangoes, which are native to South/Southeast Asia, come in many colors including yellow, orange, red, green, and some have skins that feature several of those colors.  Inside the fruit, there is a large oblong pit that contains the seed which can be difficult to detach from the fruit.  Mangoes feature prominently in the cuisines of Southeast Asia including the Philippines and India, where it is the national fruit.   They can be found in jams, jellies, chutneys, curries, salads, smoothies, ice cream, and they can also be eaten raw.

Using mangoes can be somewhat challenging because of the pit.  Generally, mangoes should have the skins removed before using because, while they are edible, they can cause an allergic reaction in some people.  Once the skin is removed, the fruit must be chopped away from the pit.

Mangoes contain about 60 calories per 3.5 ounces and are high in both Vitamin C and folate.  They are also rich in antioxidants.

Here are some great ways for you to use mangoes this month to fill your family’s plate  with fresh, nutritious food.

  1. Mango Lassi
  2. Mango Chutney
  3. Grilled Red Chile Buttermilk Chicken with Spicy Mango Honey Glaze
  4. Mango, Strawberry, and Pineapple Smoothie
  5. Mambo Chicken with Mango Salsa
  6. Chipotle Mango BBQ Chicken
  7. Mexican Mango Cake
  8. Strawberry, Mango, and Mesclun Salad
  9. Avocado Mango Salsa
  10. Macadamia Crusted Sea Bass with Mango Cream Sauce
  11. Mahi Mahi with Coconut Rice and Mango Salsa
  12. Mango Blueberry Muffins with Coconut Streusel
  13. Bourbon Mango Pulled Pork
  14. Spicy Indian Chicken and Mango Curry
  15. Spicy Mango Sweet Potato Chicken
  16. Chicken and Pasta in a Mango Cream Sauce
  17. Chunky Mango Guacamole
  18. Mango and Red Cabbage Slaw
  19. Strawberry Mango Pound Cake Shortcakes
  20. Grilled Yellowtail with Mango Salsa
  21. Jerk Chicken with Mango Chutney and Fried Plantains
  22. Caprese Salad with Roasted Mango Dressing
  23. Jay’s Potato Crusted Fish with Mango Salsa
  24. Mango Cheesecake with Basil Lemon Syrup
  25. Cucumber Mango Salsa
  26. Curried Mango Chicken
  27. Jerk Turkey Burgers with Mango Salsa
  28. Homemade Mango and Jalapeno Jelly
  29. Chicken with Mango Barbecue Sauce
  30. Coconut Lime Cheesecake with Mango Coulis
  31. Mango Salsa Chicken
  32. Mango Cardamom Bread Pudding
  33. Spicy Mango Salad
  34. Poblano Pepper and Mango Quesadillas
  35. Grilled Chicken with Apple Mango Chutney
  36. Kale Salad with Mango Vinaigrette
  37. Mango Lime Cream Pie
  38. Mango Chicken Piccata
  39. Cilantro Lime Quinoa
  40. Chipotle Tilapia Tacos with Mango Cilantro Salsa
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