How to Cut a Mango…Properly :)
Mangos have been my favorite fruit for as long as I can remember. I am OBSESSED. Until last year, when someone changed my life and showed me how to cut mangos properly, I had always struggled with the massive furry (ew, that sounds gross) seed. I would end up with a pile of juice and a bunch of miniature slices. I now gift this wonderful method to you in 4 simple steps!!
Step 1: Begin with a ripe mango, a clean cutting board, and a sharp knife.
Ripe mangos will have a fabulously fragrant skin and will be very slightly squishy.
Step 2: Cleanly slice off pieces lengthwise on either side of the mango seed.
Hint: You will be able to tell which direction the seed is facing based on the opposing flatter sides of the fruit.
Step 4: Carefully crosshatch through the mango pulp without cutting the skin.
This takes a little practice, but with time you’ll be a pro!
Step 4: Pick up the crosshatched mango, place your thumbs on the edges of the mango and gently push upward to turn the pulp inside out in the skin.
If the mango is fully ripe, the pieces will easily fall away from the skin. This cutting method works fabulously for freezing pieces of mango also, so they don’t become one giant blob in the freezer.