I freaking love mangos. Mango Coconut Rice, mangos with chicken, mangos in a smoothie. Mangos ALL the time. It took me forever, though, to finally figure out how to cut a mango.

How to cut a mango for mango rice

I used to go to our local Thai restaurant as often as possible to order their mango sticky rice. I'd even get some extra to take home at like $7 a pop, until I finally figured out how to create those even slices myself without making a total mess of my kitchen. Now I get all the indulgent, sweet, tropical flavor I can possibly handle.

How to slice away the pit and cut a mango

Mangos all have a big, long flat pit in the middle of the fruit that cause a lot of people a lot of aggravation. Once you figure out how to cut around that thing, the rest of the steps for how to cut a mango are a cinch.

How to Cut a Mango

  1. Slice around the middle of the mango, on either side, from end to end. You'll wind up with two mango “cheeks” as well as the hard middle portion. Toss the hard middle portion (or compost it).
  2. Using a paring knife, horizontally and vertically across the mango flesh of either cheek, taking care not to pierce the skin.
  3. Push the mango chunks up and scoop them off of the skin with a knife or spoon.

We're working with the National Mango Board and they have a handy video that shows step-by-step how to cut a mango. To learn more about the versatility of mangos as well as easy ways to prepare them for your family, join us for a one-hour Mango Master Class Twitter chat on Wednesday, October 8 at 12 PM CT/1 PM ET! We're giving away ten $50 value prize sets that include a Kuhn paring knife, fruit scoop, mangos and a Le Creuset Utensil Holder. You can check out all the details at http://twtvite.com/masterthemango.