How to Cut a Mango (two easy ways!)
A step-by-step tutorial for how to peel a mango and how to cut a mango into cubes using two easy techniques- use the cut mango in salsa, salads, and more!
Cut the sides off the mango, working around the pit in the center.
How to peel the mango using a pint glass:
Set a mango half upright along the rim of a pint glass and align right where the peel meets the skin. Slide it down to separate the peel from the mango flesh.
You can use the peeled mango half for smoothies, or you can dice the peeled mango into cubes.
How to cut the mango with a knife:
Use a knife to score cubes into one of the mango halves, carefully going all the way down to the peel but not through it.
Invert the mango so the cubes separate out a bit.
Use a small paring knife to cut each cube off the mango peel.
How to cut the sides of the mango
Cut along the sides of the mango that are left after taking the large halves off, being careful to avoid the pit.
Use a paring knife to separate the peel from the flesh, holding it flat on the cutting board.
Slice the strips of mango into cubes.
One small-medium sized mango yields about 1 cup of diced mango. Mangos come in all different kinds of sizes- I used a jumbo one in the photos. It yielded about 2 cups.
Use the diced mango to top yogurt parfaits, add to smoothies, in a
Mango Quinoa Salad
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