How to Cut a Mango


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


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.



3. Cut each of the cheeks into slices.


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.



5. Enjoy!




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 :)

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    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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