Thursday, August 18, 2011

Mango Flavored Love

Mangoes. I heart them so.

When I first had one as a young teenager though, I was not a fan. While I sawed the fruit straight down the middle through its fibrous pit like a woman on a mission, my father thankfully stepped in to teach me a thing or two before I cut my fingers off or threw the fruit through a window in my frustration.

Oh, it has a pit, you say? Well that changes everything.

If you're unfamiliar with navigating mango flavored waters, take a looksee at this helpful video below, where a couple different methods of cutting mangoes are demonstrated...

And if, during that video, you said to yourself, "zoinks! A mango splitter? I must have one!"

... well then, you should probably hop over and pick one up. I'm so adding this to my Christmas list.

In honor of my love of mango, I thought I'd share a few of my favorite mango recipes with you. If you have any fabulous ones, please feel free to share in the comments section!

Mango Pico de Gallo
(from Our Best Bites) 

I die, for real. Crazy good on grilled fish tacos too.

Mango Quinoa Salad
(also from Our Best Bites -- I think they share my mango love) 

Not only is this salad absolutely beautiful and colorful (and healthy!), but it tastes insane. Serve it over grilled chicken, or just eat serving spoonfuls of it when no one is looking. Or serve it as a legitimate side dish if you're not a sneaky salad hoarder like I am.

(from Allrecipes)

I realize not everyone drinks, but if you do, then you should make these. Unfortunately it was so delicious that the only real photo I have is a mid-creation mess photo (that for some reason includes a bottle of canola oil -- I assure you, there is no canola oil in the recipe!). I use frozen mango chunks for this, which can be found at major grocery stores with all the other frozen fruit goodness.

Oh wait, I also have this photo of a satisfied customer:

(I'm worried that I might get in trouble for posting that, but I feel it was necessary to illustrate the awesomeness of this drink. Take one for the team, sister.)


  1. you've never had mango until you eat it like the hawaiians do...with a drizzle of soy sauce. :) Sounds weird, I know, but its delish

  2. A mango in my world right now is 12 dollars. Poopsticks I say!

  3. Susan, that sounds so interesting -- I'll have to give it a try. And Tara, $12?? That's not okay in the slightest. Poopsticks indeed. :)

  4. Sauté shrimp in a bit of olive oil and garlic. Once shrimp is cooked, add all the mango you want. Cook just till the flavors are well mixed (a few minutes). Serve on warm corn tortillas with avocado and cilantro. Yummy!
    I like to serve with cilantro lime rice. Its a perfect summer meal.

  5. Ooh Tracy that sounds delish! I'll have to give it a try. Cilantro + lime anything is pretty much my favorite. ;)


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