Mango could easily be considered the king of all tropical fruits!
Its sweet taste can instantly transport you to a beautiful summer paradise. It’s like tasting the essence of summer itself. Mango can be used in a massive range of delicious delicacies and thirst-quenching drinks, and it easily pairs with both sweet and savory flavors, making it one of the most versatile fruits to work with.
In celebration of this amazing fruit, we decided to put together this list of the 30 most exciting mango recipes that you can try out today, to see the range of amazing flavors that it stores inside its every fiber!
From sweet and spicy salsas to smooth and creamy Kulfis, you’ll be amazed at the sheer diversity that this humble fruit has.
So why not include some tasty mango in your next meal, or at your next dinner party? You can easily excite taste buds and create summer flavors with just a little bit of culinary creativity! What are you waiting for? Read on to find out what the humble mango has in store for you.
Fresh Mango Salsa
Salsa is a staple of Mexican cuisine, an amazing way to create an intense burst of flavor in dishes such as Fajitas, or as a side dip alongside nachos.
Mix some mango in with salsa and you have yourself a seriously tasty accompaniment to a whole range of incredible dishes. The sweet summer taste of mango with the tanginess of salsa is a match made in food heaven!
When you think of Indian cuisine, it’s likely that one of the first things to pop to mind is the famous mango chutney. This savory dipping sauce is wonderful as a side with a round of poppadoms, or even stuffed in a sandwich with some cheddar cheese.
The bitter taste of the cheese contrasts with the sweet mango to create a flavor explosion that will have you wondering how such basic ingredients can taste this good!
3-Ingredient Mango Sorbet
Similar to ice cream, but a bit more fruity, and far more healthy, is the mango sorbet! This ice-cold treat is perfect for summer when a little bit of cooling sweet goodness is just what you need.
You can easily make a whole batch of mango sorbet and store it away in your freezer ready for whenever you need it! It also makes for a great way to use up leftover mango.
Mango Coconut Smoothie
Smoothies are a hassle-free way to get all of the nutrition and goodness from your fruit and veg without much prep needed at all. Blend some coconut with mango and you now have a delicious drink that will easily have you convinced that you’ve been whisked away to an exotic tropical paradise.
It’s truly delicious and full of goodness. You can also easily mix in any other ingredients you see fit to get just the right flavor for you. Nice and easy!
Tamarind-Glazed Tuna With Mango Salad
Tuna is an incredibly nutritious fish that pairs well with just about any flavor you can think of. Lightly fry a tuna steak with a tamarind glaze and then serve it on a bed of sugar snap peas and mango, and you’ll soon have a party in your mouth.
This dish, while also being incredibly nutritious, is incredibly easy to make, with only 30 minutes of cooking time before you’ll be tucking into a delicious meal!
Thai Mango Sticky Rice Dessert
One of the most popular dishes in Thailand, Mango Sticky Rice is incredibly easy to make and has a satisfying and creamy taste that will have you coming back for more.
The dish makes use of very simple ingredients and draws out every ounce of potential from each. The rice becomes sticky and soft, which makes it lovely to chew on after a hearty dinner, and the mango takes on a delicate texture, with each chunk bursting with juicy flavor.
It’s truly a sweet treat for the senses.
Mango Chicken Curry
It might come as somewhat of a surprise that the sweet and smooth mango would make such an incredible curry flavor, but it’s definitely true!
Mango chicken curry is a great way to enjoy a popular favorite dish with an exotic twist that gives it a refreshing and sweet kick, which makes it perfect for summer months, when you want something exciting to eat, or when hosting a party, to get your guests talking!
Mango Toast with Hazelnut-Pepita Butter
We all know how amazing mango can taste in the early morning. A glass of fresh mango juice while watching the sun rise is one of life’s simple pleasures. Luckily for us early-risers, Bon Appetit has come up with the ingenious idea to combine mango and the breakfast staple of toast.
With a light spread of hazelnut-pepita butter and a scattering of pepper flakes, this breakfast dish has a spicy kick that will wake you right up, which is then complemented by the subtle creaminess of hazelnut.
Mango Banana Smoothie
We all already know the pleasure of a mango smoothie, so I won’t beleaguer the point, but blending a good helping of mango with freshly chopped banana is sure to wake your tastebuds up, and have you filled with healthy goodness.
The potassium-rich content of the banana makes this a perfect smoothie for your early morning routine, to provide you with the necessary energy to tackle whatever the day throws at you.
Frozen Mango and Lime Margaritas
Got some frozen mango left over in your freezer? Is it a Friday night and you want to kick back and celebrate? Then indulge in this delicious and refreshing frozen mango and lime margarita recipe.
This simple blend of delicious ingredients creates a perfect cocktail of sweet and sharp flavors that will help you to get into a party mood, or help you to relax as if you were at a tropical resort.
These cocktails would be perfect for your next get-together with friends, a wonderful blend of flavors
Mango and Spinach Smoothie
Want to take your morning smoothie up a notch? Why not blend some mango with spinach to create a truly healthy green smoothie that will give you everything you need to feel naturally energized all day?
You’ll be wondering how it took you so long to ever blend these ingredients together the second you taste it, with each ingredient mixing together effortlessly, in a sweet but bitter concoction that is full of flavor and goodness.
Putting a tropical spin on the popular Cobb Salad might seem like an odd and unnecessary idea, but it’s amazing how remarkably this blend of seemingly unconnected ingredients can come together in a tasty whole.
With an array of natural and healthy ingredients, from tart cherry tomatoes, and smooth and creamy avocado to the sweet mango, it’s truly a salad worth talking about, and full of goodness too!
Mango Ice Cream with Raspberry Coulis
If you want to cap off an amazing meal in style, then you cannot go wrong with this amazing mango ice cream. Completed with a sharp and sweet raspberry coulis, this desert will finish off your meal with an exciting bang that is also smooth and easy to eat, which makes it not too filling, and perfect for settling your tastebuds.
You can also easily garnish this dessert with mango slices, or a few extra raspberries scattered on top, to make it look just as scrumptious as it tastes!
The Bloody Mary. Perhaps one of the most famous drinks across the world, flavored with a light scattering of hot sauce that creates a fiery taste that has the mouth sparking with flavor.
Adding a little bit of tasty mango to this classic drink helps to give it a whole new lease of life, that will no doubt become a classic in its own right.
The Mango Mary is doubly sweet and soft on the palette, but with a spicy twist that makes every sip a delight. Garnish the side of your glass with a sprinkling of Tajin, and the amazing drink will be elevated even further to greater delicious heights.
Thai Mango Salad
Sometimes, in those scorching summer months, you just want something that’s simple and easy to eat with one hand. Luckily, this delicious Thai Mango salad is perfect for this very need!
With a blend of finely chopped mango, red chilies, and a hint of coriander, this fragrant salad makes for a perfect summer lunch that can easily be enjoyed by anyone.
With a mix of textures, ranging from soft and tender, to crunchy and satisfying, you’ll come away from this dish feeling full and satisfied, but totally guilt-free, thanks to the all-natural ingredients used within!
Creamy and sweet blondies make for a great alternative to brownies, which are commonly full of intensely saturated fats. The creamy taste of a good blondie makes it really no surprise that adding in a few chunks of mango to the recipe makes for a sweet but smooth flavor that makes them a seriously addictive little treat.
Mango helps to add an exotic and exciting kick to a blondie, an otherwise very homely and nostalgic favorite of many households.
Mango Salad Dressing
Tired of glazing all of your salads with the usual ranch or caesar dressings? Want a more healthy and slightly more exciting alternative?
Try out this simple mango salad dressing recipe to create a more exciting addition to your next salad, one that will have you craving your next salad! And the next… And the next…
Mango Chocolate Chip Cookies
Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies. That’s an immutable fact of life. But while cookies are already incredibly tasty to eat, they can be made even better!
Add in a few chunks of mango to your cookie dough, and create delicious cookies that are packed to the brim with intense chocolate and sharp and sweet chunks of mango.
This gives cookies a whole new and exciting sweet identity, with a slightly acidic tang to really get your taste buds popping as you munch through them! Be careful though, they’re very addictive!
Mango Tart with Vanilla Bean Pastry Cream
Fruit tarts make for an amazingly simple way to make use of all manner of leftover fruit. If you want a dish that’s simple to make and has an intensely mango-fueled taste, then you simply must make yourself one of these delicious tarts.
The vanilla bean cream adds a smooth extra flavor that wonderfully complements the mango slices, which are already intensely flavorful.
You might need to buy a little more mango than usual to create this recipe, but its amazing tropical flavors make it well worth every extra penny.
Mango Lassi can perhaps best be compared to a smoothie or a milkshake. Think of it as the middle ground between the two; a creamy drink full of yogurt and milk, but packed with sweet fruity tastes from the mango.
This drink makes for a great and filling treat to fuel you during your day, but it also makes for a great accompaniment to any meal, with a palette cleansing taste, and helpful digestive properties that help your meal to settle comfortably.
Mango Skin Chips
You might as well use every last inch of your mangos while you have them, right? Normally, when making any kind of mango-infused dish, you’d peel the thin skin off from the fruit before you use it, as the skin has a very different consistency that doesn’t always lend itself so well to many dishes.
However, you can still make incredible use of your leftover mango skins, thanks to this handy mango skin chips recipe.
This recipe will help you to create an easy, tasty, and nicely textured snack that is full of the nutritional goodness that the peel of mango is naturally packed with.
Making bread from leftover fruit is an incredibly popular way to make use of every part of our produce. Not only is it incredibly eco-friendly, but done just right, it can taste absolutely delicious!
The usual go-to for fruit bread is bananas, which create a wonderfully wholesome treat that can accompany any number of other desserts. Well, have you ever tried using mango to create mango bread?
You may not have ever thought about doing it, but once you try it, you’ll wish you’d done it far sooner!
Black Rice Salad with Mango and Peanuts
With an incredibly satisfying crunch from the plentiful peanuts, this salad makes for delicious healthy eating, that doesn’t have to be boring. The sweet taste of the mango blends so smoothly with the smooth and nutty taste of the black rice.
Add cilantro and jalapenos to the recipe to create a fragrant smell and taste that also has a spicy surprise that leaves the dish with a warming aftertaste.
At this point in our list, you can probably already tell that mango can be used to create some amazing sauce, dips, and dressings. This is because, while mango does have an exotic taste, its flavor is also highly versatile, and can complement millions of flavors.
You might surprise yourself with how many dishes this delicious mango-sesame dressing fits perfectly with.
The dressing has a tanginess that makes it perfect to accompany chargrilled chicken breasts, which have a smoky taste that blends effortlessly with the tangy dressing.
Avocado and Mango Sushi Roll
Vegetarian sushi has become immensely popular over the last few years, offering an avenue for vegetarians to enjoy the amazing tastes of sushi. If you’ve never tried mango in your sushi rolls, you don’t know what you’re missing out on!
The salty flavor of the seaweed wraps contrasts in a mindblowing meld of flavor with the sweet mango chunks. Adding avocado also gives the sushi a creaminess that contrasts with the crunchiness of the carrot and cucumber.
This exciting and new sushi recipe is also easy to make, unlike many sushi recipes that often require a certain mastery to create. Give it a try today!
Mango Soup with Coconut and Lime
Whenever people are first introduced to chilled soups, they often react with incredulity! How could a soup possibly be enjoyed cold? It’s definitely something that needs to be tried to be believed, so you definitely need to give this incredible recipe a try as soon as you can.
The sweet concoction of flavors served in a chilled form makes for a wonderful savory lunch to be enjoyed in those sweltering summer months, when you crave flavor without the intense heat.
The smooth coconut adds a wonderful base that the sweet mango and the acidic lime mix atop.
BBQ Chicken and Mango Quesadillas
Mango mixing with cheese? What? Yes. It definitely sounds like madness, but it works incredibly well. Quesadillas are a well-loved dish that has an incredibly satisfying flavor and texture.
You can take these another step above with the addition of a little helping of mango!
The soft texture of the cooked mango helps to make the cheese in these quesadillas to become truly stretchy and satisfying, in just the way you want it to be. The sweetness of the mango also blends together nicely with the more bitter and savory taste of the cheese.
Rainbow Fruit Kabobs
It won’t take you long to make this sweet treat, a wonderful dish that can be enjoyed by family and friends alike, or just by yourself. Take a range of your favorite fruits, and serve them up on large bamboo skewers, to create a delicious and nutritious snack that is hassle-free both to make and to eat. Nice!
Mango Chili Chicken Lollipop
Flavor your chicken wings with a little bit of a mango kick. This vibrant recipe will create an easy-to-eat treat that you and your family or friends will simply adore.
Made to be easily shared between multiple people, this is a great dish for a social function, especially if you want to blow your guests’ minds with your culinary skills!
Serve the wings with slices of lime to scatter atop your wings to give it an extra acidic boost to really get your tastebuds moving!
Fruit and Yogurt Parfait
Smooth and creamy yogurt stacked to the brim with juicy fruit chunks is an incredibly simple little desert that has big ambitions.
You might assume that the sweet and tart fruits would clash against the smoothness of the yogurt, but they work wonderfully together, to create an amazing palette cleanser that can finish off any dinner party with a bang.
We hope you have now been enlightened as to the absolute majesty that is the humble mango. The fact that such an unassuming fruit has this many incredible and tasty uses is simply awe-inspiring.
You can just as easily snack on chunks of mango, but mixing it in with a range of your favorite dishes, or creating entirely new dishes around it is incredibly exciting, and could just well lead to your new favorite dish.
And if you’re not feeling particularly experimental, we hope that even just a small few of the recipes we’ve explored above have tempted you to explore the potential flavors that mango can draw out in some of your favorite dishes, or even in a few dishes that you’ve never tried before.
So get out there and see what you can create!