Chef’s secrets: how to cut a mango

Margaux drake how to cut a mango

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.  (WOTV)- Mango’s are so delicious and they’re quick and easy to prepare, Many people struggle with cutting this tropical fruit and it’s actually a lot easier than you think!  Follow these simple steps for a perfect mango every time!


Place the mango on its side.

Using a serrated knife, slice the mango on either side of the large seed.

Using a paring knife, place one of the halved mango pieces in the palm of your hand with the fleshy side facing you and cut it horizontally and vertically being careful not to pierce the peel or your hand.

Next, push the skin up from the center on the peel side to expose the bite-sized pieces and slice them off or take a bite!

That’s mango on the go-go!

bowl of fresh mangos

Zero Waste: Don’t toss the seed! Remove the peel from the seed portion and nibble around it or carefully trim the flesh from the seed.


Serve fresh mango cubes with a squeeze of lime juice, a pinch of sea salt and some grated fresh ginger root. Or, try my recipe for Six Knot Caribbean Salsa.


Mango’s are available year round at D&W Fresh Market.


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