Mango season is always a reason to smile if you love tropical fruits. Raw or ripe, fresh or canned, mangoes are incredibly diverse and versatile. This means whether you prefer savory dishes or desserts, you can enjoy the sour and sweet flavors of mango in nearly any dish you want!
Appreciate the fresh, juicy flavors of mango simply eating it as is, blending it into a thick juice, or incorporating it into a wide variety of cuisines. Below are 29 amazing and delicious mango recipes that will keep everyone coming back for a second helping.
A refreshing garnish for any meal, salsa is highly customizable and a perfect accompaniment to many dishes. Chop up some mangoes, red onion, red bell pepper, jalapeno, cilantro, and tomatoes, and add salt, pepper, and lime juice to taste. Feel free to add avocado or some chopped pineapple to boost the flavor. Pair it with chips or serve as a side to a delicious Mexican dish.
A simple, flavorful salad that will blow your mind, this mango chicken salad is perfect for a light brunch or dinner. For this dish, you require mangoes, chicken, lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and a honey-lemon homemade dressing to drizzle on top.
This spicy Thai mango salad is a refreshing and colorful introduction to Asian cuisine. Made with only mangoes, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, cilantro, and a spicy-sweet dressing, this meal is bursting with flavors. You can also choose between ripe and unripe mangoes to achieve your desired flavor. This salad pairs exceptionally well with salmon and shrimp.
Rainbow fruit skewers are a healthy and easy snack to make for kids and adults alike. Once your mangoes are chopped up, slide them squarely onto the skewers alongside strawberries, grapes, pineapples, blueberries, and tangerines! The fruit selection requires no cook time and is perfect for keeping your guests entertained.
These delicious breakfast smoothie recipes are a must-try! You get not one but 5 variations of a mango smoothie — made with oats, yogurt, almonds, banana and papaya, and banana and figs — all healthy and incredibly tasty. Feel free to include your preferred nuts and seeds to make the smoothie even healthier.
#6. Mango Coulis
This mango coulis recipe is a dream come true for anyone with a sweet tooth. To prepare this perfectly sweet and tangy dessert topper, you need only three ingredients — mango, sugar, and lime juice. Make sure you use ripe mangoes so you get a nice, sweet flavor. You can store the coulis for up to a week in the fridge or up to three months in the freezer.
#7. Mango Sorbet
What better way to cool off on a hot summer day than with mango sorbet? You don’t even need an ice cream maker for this. Some ripe and frozen mangoes, sugar, water, and lime juice, and you’re good to go! You can also add a dash of liquor (tequila, vodka, or rum) for a more grown-up version.
#8. Mango Lassi
If you want a summer drink to go with your Indian meal, you can’t go wrong with a mango lassi. This thick, rich, and delicious mango yogurt drink is a refreshing beverage to have on hot afternoons or to pair with some spicy meals. It’s best to use ripe, juicy mangoes and add some cardamoms or rose water to enrich the flavor.
A light, airy, and fruity dessert to end your dinner and perfect for parties, this mango mousse recipe is easy to make and gives you a treat that just melts in your mouth. All this recipe needs is mango puree (fresh or canned), whipping cream, agar-agar (a vegetarian setting agent), and a flavor of your choice (vanilla or cardamom). Since the mousse needs time to set, it’s best to prepare it in advance.
#10. Mango Mastani
An Indian take on the classic mango milkshake, a mango mastani is simply a mango milkshake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, some nuts, and glazed cherries on top to sweeten the deal. Don’t forget to include a spoon alongside the straw to devour this thick, yummy shake!
#11. Mango Kulfi
Mango kulfi is an Indian ice cream perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth on a hot day. Made with mango puree, whole milk, condensed sweet milk, cornstarch, chopped nuts, and some cardamom powder for a beautiful fragrance, it’s an excellent choice for people who adore creamy desserts.
#12. Mango Popsicle
What’s better than a regular popsicle? A mango popsicle! These juicy, cooling ice pops combine sweet mango flavors with tart lime juice, coconut water, and honey to give you a delicious treat. If you don’t like coconut water, you can replace it with plain water. Make big batches and you’ll have these refreshing treats throughout the summer — they stay good in the freezer for a couple of months!
Who doesn’t love the aromas and flavors of grilled fruit? This freshly grilled fruit salad invites you to enjoy a taste of the tropical islands right in your kitchen! Besides mangoes and pineapples, you’ll also need green onions, red bell pepper, nuts, and toasted coconut. A sweet and sour dressing further enhances this refreshing meal.
A mouthwatering symphony of cheese and mango, this no-bake mango cheesecake tastes as good as it looks. All you need is a food processor and a refrigerator to create this sweet, creamy dessert. A crunchy cheesecake base holding a creamy, mango cheesecake filling and topped with lots of whipped cream and chopped mangoes, this dessert will have everyone going for seconds, thirds, and more!
#15. Mango Chia Pudding
If you want an easy, healthy, and tasty pick-and-go breakfast, try a mango chia pudding. Easy to make and super healthy, it’s the perfect chilled start to a hot summer day. You’ll need ripe mangoes, coconut milk, chia seeds, and honey to make this tropical delight.
#16. Fruit Pizza
Dessert pizza, anyone? A top contender in the mango dessert category, this gluten-free, vegan fruit pizza combines several fruits including mangoes, strawberries, kiwi, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries. The fruits are beautifully displayed on a coconut and almond crust covered with a light and fluffy vegan cream cheese. It’s a healthy and creative way for kids to enjoy fruits!
#17. Mango Chutney
Want to try a new condiment for your sandwiches and grilled meats this coming summer? This mango chutney is made with fresh mangoes and spices like ginger, red chili flakes, mustard seeds, and garlic. While it may resemble a jam, the chutney uses the acidity from mangoes and vinegar to balance the sweetness of the sugar and raisins, creating a perfectly sweet, spicy, and tart spread.
#18. Mango Pickle
While jams and chutneys require ripe mangoes, this pickle doesn’t. This pickle uses green mangoes, pickling spices, and oil and needs to be fermented for a few days to get an intense and savory flavor. This mango pickle can last for several months at room temperature.
#19. Homemade Mango Jam
Mango lovers won’t be able to get enough of this fruity jam on freshly baked bread. Thanks to its rich flavor and absence of preservatives, this homemade jam will have you slathering it on almost any pastry. In addition to mangoes, this recipe only requires lemons, sugar, and a thermometer. For the best results, make sure you use ripe, sweet mangoes that are not too stringy.
While it may not look like a mango recipe, this healthy green smoothie is packed with your favorite tropical fruit! If you want something loaded with vitamin C that’s great for your heart and cell regeneration, this recipe has your back. It’s minty, sweet, superbly cooling, and the ginger gives it a flavorful kick that perfectly complements the sweetness of the mangoes.
Tortilla stuffed with chicken, BBQ sauce, cheddar cheese, cilantro, and fresh mangoes — these will be the best quesadillas you’ll ever have. The sweetness from the mangoes combines with the savoy BBQ sauce and the creamy cheese create the perfect symphony of flavors. What’s best is you can prepare this meal from scratch or use store-bought tortillas and leftover chicken, and you have an incredibly delicious meal ready in just 15 minutes!
A less messy version of chicken wings, these lip-smackingly delicious chicken lollipops can become an instant crowd-favorite! Slathered in a sweet chili mango sauce for a hot kick, they add a fantastic punch of flavor to the meat. The sauce is made with mangoes, hot sauce, soy sauce, salt, ginger, and garlic to toss your cooked chicken in. Finger-licking delicious!
#23. Mango-Lime Curd
This mango-lime curd recipe is perfect for a meringue pie filling or as a dip for cookies. It’s easy to make and doesn’t take much time, either. All you need is ripe mango, fresh lime juice, butter, sugar, vanilla bean, salt, and eggs. You can even make this curd 5 days before you need to use it — just keep it refrigerated.
#24. Mango Margarita
Looking for an easy-to-make yet special cocktail recipe for a night in? This mango margarita only requires mango juice, tequila, orange liqueur, lime, and syrup. You don’t even need a blender to make it. Simply mix all ingredients in a container, shake vigorously, strain into an ice-filled, salt-rimmed cocktail glass, and you have a relaxing margarita taking you back to your favorite beach vacation!
#25. Mango Rice Pudding
If you’ve never had rice pudding before, then this mango-flavored one is the best way to start! This warm mix of coconut milk, mangoes, vanilla extract, salt, and sugar combined with cooked rice creates a smooth, creamy dessert you can’t resist.
What better way to enjoy your summer afternoons than with this Mexican ceviche? This refreshing dish requires no cooking time and can be prepared well in advance. Besides fish and mangoes, you’ll also need limes, oranges, tomatoes, green onions, cilantro, and pepper. The dish is best enjoyed cold and served with tortilla chips and avocado wedges.
The sheer diversity of a sandwich is why it is such a reliable and popular option for most people. For this dish, use freshly cooked chicken or leftovers and pulped mangoes if the fruit is not in season yet. You’ll also require bread, mayonnaise, toasted walnuts, lime juice, herbs, and spices for flavor. Layer all the fillings and serve with a light soup for a cozy dinner.
#28. Mango Toast
Here’s one way to bring excitement to regular old bread. While an avocado toast is very on-trend, how about incorporating some mangoes to create a fancy, tropical toast? Toast your whole grain bread and spread some almond butter, tahini, or avocado, whichever spread you like. Follow up with sliced mangoes and add toppings like coconut flakes, lime juice, spices, and herbs for extra flavor.
Making sushi at home can feel intimidating, but this easy-to-make avocado and mango sushi is a great way to start! The combination of thinly sliced cucumbers, carrots, avocado, mangoes, cabbage, cauliflower rice all wrapped in Nori offer a refreshing meal that is carb-free, full of healthy nutrients, and doesn’t require any cook time!