Must-Try Mango Recipes

Love snacking on fresh-cut mango? Us too. But this sweet, juicy fruit can do so much more. It will add sweetness to sauces and salsas, take classic desserts in a new direction — and is one of our absolute favorite ingredients for grilling.

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Mango Float

You'll want the ripest and juiciest mangoes to really do justice to this popular Filipino dessert. Made of layered whipped sweetened cream, graham cracker crumbs and fruit that's chilled overnight (think icebox cake), it's an easy no-bake dessert you can learn by heart.

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Frozen Mango Margarita

This cookout-worthy cocktail is perfectly refreshing. Made with just a handful of simple ingredients, the sweet mango really has a chance to shine.

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Mango-Habanero Salsa

This sweet-and-spicy recipe combines mangoes, habaneros, fresh cilantro and lime for a simple salsa you'll make again and again.

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Coconut-Mango Slaw

Cole slaw gets a tropical upgrade! Sliced mango, fresh lime juice, and sweet coconut milk are added to a bag of store-bought cole slaw mix for a light-and-bright take on a classic.

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Pulled Pork with Mango BBQ Sauce

Instead of a fruit that is often paired with pork (like pineapple or peaches) Aarti opts for mango. It's gives her homemade BBQ sauce a nice, natural sweetness.

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Coconut Mango Pops

Molly says, "These are inspired by a Mexican treat that coats mango in chile and lime. It's so refreshing and delicious! I like to add a little coconut, in a Southeast Asian-inspired move".

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No-Churn Mango Lassi Ice Cream

Lassi is a refreshing yogurt-based drink from India that's often blended with fruit and spices. There are many variations, but mango is among the more common. Here, we take the traditional lassi flavors and blend them in a food processor to make a super-fast, super easy ice cream that doesn't require an ice cream machine.

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Tres Leches Cake with Mango

Fresh mangos is the perfect finishing touch for moist and delicious tres leches cake. To create a simple, speedy fruit sauce we puree some of the mango with sugar. Then, we fold in the chunks of diced mango.

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Mango Salmon Ceviche

The salmon in this ceviche is cured in tart lime juice — making mango the perfect addition. The cubed fruit not only looks pretty but it adds just the right amount of balanced sweetness.

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Upside-Down Mango Cake

If you're a fan of pineapple upside-down cake you'll love Marcela's take; she uses fresh sliced mango to complement her sweet, buttery cake.

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Chipotle-Mango BBQ Chicken

Guy marinates chicken in a mango-based sauce (that he flavors with some garlic and chipotle peppers) for a summery main that's packed with flavor. You won't need all the sauce for marinating the chicken so be sure to serve the extra alongside, for dipping.

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Mango-Cucumber Rice Salad

This easy side dish has it all: wholesome rice and quinoa, refreshing cucumber, spicy jalapeno and (of course) sweet, juicy mango. Serve with chicken or shrimp for a weeknight dinner the whole family will enjoy.

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All-Fruit Mango Sorbet

Mango, mango, mango! This super easy, low-fat frozen treat is 100 percent ripe mango (with just a little bit of water to help with blending). Pro tip: Use really ripe fruit, which is naturally sweeter.

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Grilled Salmon with Spicy Mango Salsa

Toss diced mango with habanero, lime and cilantro for a spicy relish that effortlessly elevates simple grilled salmon.

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Mango and Avocado Salad

Sunny's 5-star salad comes together with just 6 ingredients (plus salt and pepper) and is ready in just 15 minutes. There's no better way to use up those extra mangos you've got in your kitchen!

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Strawberry Mango Pound Cake Shortcakes

When you need a simple dessert, reach for frozen pound cake and fresh fruit to make this strawberry shortcake-inspired treat. We add mango to the mix; we find that it's subtle floral flavor elevates the strawberries — and blends perfectly with the rich, buttery slices of cake.

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From: Food Network Magazine Beef Tostadas with Mango Salsa

Switch up taco night with these mango-topped tostadas. The sweetness of the fruit is the perfect complement to seasoned ground beef. Set up a toppings bar and let everyone assemble their own.

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Mango Guacamole

A quick and simple way to take your guac to new heights? Stir in cubed mango like Ree does.

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Mango-Chile Granita

This frozen treat is loaded with delicious mango and a refreshing punch of lime. A dusting of ancho chile powder before serving provides a nice warming kick.

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Grilled Mango With Jalapenos

When it comes to grilling fruit, peaches and pineapple get all the attention. And, we're not sure why because thick slices of juicy mango are sweeter and even more delicious with a little char on them!

Get the Recipe: Grilled Mango With Jalapenos

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