Friday, August 25, 2017

How to Slice a Mango the Easy Way





Do you love mangoes as much as we do, but struggle with finding an easy way to cut and eat them?
I used to make a delicious juicy mess every time I cut one up,  until I learned how to use this super easy and convenient method.


My daughter in law Wendy has been using this method for years. 
However, it was actually my friend Vicki who recently taught me how to do it! It is so so easy!
No special tools are necessary
The only tool that you will need is a sharp pairing knife to cut the mango in this special way.

 Cut the mango in 3 easy steps. 

You will actually be cutting the mango into thirds with the pit being the middle part.

Do not peel the mango. Hold the mango on its side with the stem down. 

1. Slice off one side as close to the pit as possible.
2. Turn the mango and slice off the other side- you will be left with the pit in the middle
3. Place one of the sliced sides peel down and score it by making 4 lines in each direction . 





Invert and it will be in chunks. you can eat it right off  the peel, or slice the chunks into a bowl.


If this seems confusing, I found a video on Youtube that demonstrates this super easy process. Once you see it being done, you will be able to do it ! ( video is at the end)

That is all you have to do to be able to eat a mango with dignity and no mess!

We used to only eat mangoes outside on our back deck because we mutilated them when cutting them and the juice would be unmanageable. If you are a mango lover, you know that mangoes can be extremely juicy and messy. 

I've seen so many ways to conquer the mango- but hands down - I think this is the best. 



Of course you cut use a mango slicer. I have one that I bought on Amazon, and they are easy and fun to use. They kind of look like an apple slicer but are made for mangoes and much sturdier.
  OXO Good Grips Mango Slicer, Splitter, and Corer





 Mango Demonstration Video from Youtube!!









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23 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing!! Kids love to eat mango this way!!! Less mess and just as delicious!

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    1. It makes it so easy to eat the mango and it is so easy to slice it this way too.

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  2. Like your daughter-in-law I've been doing it this way for years. The mango has to be pretty soft -- the crispier ones don't work so well. It also works for some avocados.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. I don't know how I missed this easy way to cut mangoes. We have been eating mango for years and have been making the biggest mess - all of us- my husband, kids, and me..peeling it and then biting into it with all the juices running down our faces.

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  3. I love mangoes! My brother has that common mango allergy in which he can eat the fruit but can't touch the peel.

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    1. Wow! I didn't know about being able eat the fruit but not touch the peel. I think I would stay away!

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  4. It's not mango season here and now I have a craving..... Have a great week. Cheers from Carole's Chatter

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    1. Carole,
      Sorry it's not mango season for you- it is for us and they are fabulous right now

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  5. Thanks for teh tip- I love mango and always make a mess too.

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    1. Wait until you try this method- you are going to love it..

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  6. Thanks for these tips - my husband loves mangoes and I can't wait to share this with him!
    So glad you've connected with us at Create With Joy - have an amazing week! :-)

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    1. This will work every time. You will love this method. Enjoy

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  7. I have a mango in the refrigerator and I'm going to cut it just like this! Great info! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner Party! (Tweeted and pinned!)

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    1. It is going to be beautiful and so easy to eat! Enjoy

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    1. I agree. Mango is a wonderful addition to fruit salad especially right now during mango season.

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  9. I haven't had a mango in forever and after seeing this I'm craving one. Thanks for sharing this great kitchen tip on Fiesta Friday! - Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck - Colleen

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    1. We are big mango eaters and during the season we can eat one every day! They are running super sweet

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  10. Oh my goodness! Thank you so much for this. We recently tried a mango for the first time and I realized I had NO idea how to cut it! This is just what I needed!

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    1. Just what I was hoping to hear that someone would benefit from the demo.. I know I did !!

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  11. You make it look so easy! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great weekend and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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  12. My daughter absolutely loves mangos. I'm going to share the video with her. Please share your posts on Sunday's Best linkup. Starts every Saturday at 8:00 PM EST

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  13. Cutting this way makes the mango really photogenic! We have so many varieties of mangoes here in India. My favorite is Dasheri which is best had by making a small gash near the stalk and sucking out the sweet delicious flesh.

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