How to Cut a Mango

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1. Clean and wash your mango. Get out a cutting board and sharp knife.

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2. Cut off the bottom of the mango so you can see where the long, flat pit is at. Slice the “cheeks” of the mango off the pit.

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3. Cut each of the cheeks into slices.

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4. Cut 1 inch cubes into the slices, being careful not to cut all the way through the skin. Run your knife underneath the cubes.

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5. Enjoy!

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Buying tip: Look for a mango that is a combination of red, orange and yellow with some green. The more green, the less ripe the fruit it. Give the mango a little squeeze with your thumb – it if gives a little, it should be ripe enough to eat!

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  1. Anne K. 06.08.2009

    Thanks for this! Do you know if it’s the same for the different mango varieties, like the Champagne mango?

  2. Run Sarah 06.08.2009

    I just learned how to do this this weekend – so much more convenient!

  3. Sassy Molassy 06.08.2009

    Oh how I’ve missed your posts! Went on a three week Euro vacation and almost forgot about my fabulous google reader when I returned. BTW, I loved the post about what your husband made you for dinner. Awesome…was it a special occasion? I think I need to force my man to make me something. Tomorrow night I’m making mac n cheese. Can’t wait!

  4. Natalie Whitehead 06.09.2009

    Thank you sooooooo much!!!! I am going to slice mine up tonight!

  5. Nic 07.31.2010

    Thank god for this. LOL … I was wondering in the back of my mind… “how does this woman expect me to cut up the mango ? Then voila a tutorial on cutting up the mango. God you’ve just thought of everything! Amazing!”

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  21. Kristin 06.08.2009

    OMG Europe for 3 weeks – you lucky duck!! No special occasion, he just likes to cook sometimes :)

  22. Kristin 06.08.2009

    I’ve never had a champagne mango, but I would assume you would cut it the same way. You’ll have to let me know! :D

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