How to Cut a Mango: 3 Ways

Mangoes are delicious in salsas, salads, and smoothies. But thanks to their large flat pits, they can be tricky to slice. Learn how to cut a mango with our step-by-step guide.



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Step 1:

Place the mango on a cutting board, stem facing away from your knife. Slice off the bottom to create a flat surface.

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Step 2:

Place the knife along the top of the mango. Slice off the wider side, making sure to avoid the pit.

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Step 3:

In each of the cheeks of mango, score across the flesh with a paring knife. Slice just until you hit the mango peel, but don't cut all the way through.

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Step 4:

Push the peel upward until the cubes of mango pop out. At this point, you can slice off the chunks with a sharp knife or scoop them out with a spoon.

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