How to Cut a Mango

Mangoes are tricky to slice… unless you know these helpful little tricks! Avoid the thick pit and use the skin as a guide to easily make mango slices or cubes. They are great on top of ice cream, mixed into salsas, added to black bean dishes, or just plain. Such a delicious way to add some fruit to every meal!

1. Wash the mango.

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2. Cut the thick sides of the mango off. Do not aim for the center, since this is where the thick pit sits.

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3. Cut the thinner sides of the mango off.

4. Continue to slice all good flesh from the remaining mango pit. You should have four large sides, plus a few thinner slices.

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5. Take the mango side in your hand. Using a small knife, create longitudinal scores. If you are looking for mango slices, stop at this point and use a spoon to release the slices from the skin.

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6. To dice the mango, create horizontal cuts through the mango.

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7. Flip the skin inside out and use the knife to free the cubes from the skin.

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8. Repeat this with the rest of the mango sides, and cube the remaining slices from the pit.

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