20 Tasty, Tropical Recipes Using the Mango

Mangoes have been in season for a while now. I’ve taken the difficulty out of figuring out what to do with those beautiful mangoes and put together 20 recipes that are to die for. All are bright, beautiful and screaming summer with a good mix of both savory and sweet.

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$5 Dollar DinnersHow to Choose and Cut a Mango

how-to-choose-and-cut-mango1First time I tried cutting into a mango I was shocked there was a huge pit in the middle! Let’s start this post off with how to choose and cut the perfect mango. I know I wish someone would have told me before I picked one and tried slicing the thing up. I mangled my poor mango and let it get too ripe, so my hope is this will keep you from making the same mistakes!

Blogging Over ThymeStrawberry Banana-Mango Lava Flow

strawberry banana mango lava flowHow delicious does this smoothie look? Plus, it is super healthy for you! A perfect package all in one smoothie!

Mommy Kat and KidsKat’s Asiago Spicy Ranch Chicken with a Mango Avocado Salsa

Spicy Ranch Chicken w_ Mango SalsaHere is another amazing recipe to file away in your easy weeknight dinner arsenal. Next time you need to put together something quick and flavorful with a spicy kick try this one out. You get spicy, crunchy, creamy and sweet all in one. The addition of mangoes and coconut oil give it an exotic, tropical feel. The kids will love it.

Joyful Healthy EatsMango BBQ Sauce

Mango-BBQ-SauceNever thought to use mango in a BBQ sauce yet what a perfect pair! Why keep serving the same old boring BBQ sauce when you can make your own at home with a totally different flavor profile that will also taste good on anything you decide to pair with?

Grandmother’s KitchenMango Arugula Salad

Mango Arugula SaladThis salad is bursting with flavor and also is filled with nutrients along with being light. I love the mix of the mangoes with spicy but delicate arugula and the contrast of kiwi and salty blue cheese crumbles. It’s like putting summer in a salad!

Half Hour MealsGrilled Pork Chop with Mango Salsa

pork chop w_ mango salsaThe inventor of this recipe states the mango salsa will knock your socks off. I must say I agree because this recipe keeps it simple, allowing you to really enjoy the tropical flavor of the mango and helping to cut through some of the salt and spice of that amazingly grilled pork chop. I’m getting very hungry!

Half Hour MealsMango Avocado Smoothie

mango-avocado-smoothieBecause I love, love, love smoothies in the summer I had to include this one. The avocado adds a great smooth and creamy texture while the mango adds the sweetness. Great way to start the day, snack in the middle of the day, or have for a healthy dessert. 

$5 Dollar DinnersMango Chicken Lettuce Wraps

chicken mango lettuce wrapsYummy and healthy is what sums up this recipe. I love the use of delicate lettuce stuffed with flavorful chicken and sweet mango. Not only that, the meal will be roughly $5! (The recipe gives you the cost per unit so you will have to spend a bit more to start but the leftover ingredients can be used in many other fabulous dishes).

SusieQTpies CafeMom’s Mango Tango Margarita

mango tango margaritaHere is a margarita that will have you and your Mom doing the tango all summer long. It’s so refreshing and fruity with that little tequila kick. I personally enjoy most of my margaritas on the rocks, however with the smooth texture of the mango, I like these frozen. Since you are buying fresh mangoes you can either add some ice or cut them up and freeze your mangoes so they are cold and ready for the party when you are.

Create.Craft.LoveMango Lemonade

Mango LemonadeHere’s one for kiddos! It is so fun and refreshing and I love adding the slice of apple, lemon or some mint to make the kids feel like they really got something special. Whenever I do this type of stuff for my daughter she gets excited and gives me that look of pride as she sips away on her special drink.

Cooking Recipes.pkMango Crisp

Mango-crispWhat I love about this recipe is it takes an old fashioned classic and mixes it up with sweet and creamy mangoes over the typical apples and peaches. I haven’t tried a mango crisp yet, but I know once I do me and the family will be hooked.

Will Cook for Friends2 Ingredient Mango Sorbet

Mango Sorbet

Only 2 ingredients and you are on your way to a decadent, smooth, creamy and sweet sorbet that will cool you down on those hot summer days. So simple and so delicious.

hungry rabbitMango Cupcakes

Mango CupcakeCupcakes are getting so gourmet these days. This one is simple and elegant. I love the mango curd surprise in the center and so will everyone else.

Right at HomeSweet and Sour Mango Shrimp

Sweet and Sour Mango ShrimpCut the calories, fat and cost with this awesome sweet and sour shrimp. It’s packed with amazing flavor, very light, and the mango adds a perfect amount of sweetness. Serve it up with some Jasmine rice which is one of my faves because it has a more fragrant aroma than plain rice.

SpoonfulThai Chicken, Mango & Pineapple Salad

Thai Chicken Mango SaladThis recipe is one to keep on file for the kids. The tropical fruit and grilled chicken are perfect for their picky little palettes. The grilling of chicken and fruit gives this dish an exceptional smoky flavor while bringing out a caramel goodness in the fruit.

Eclectic RecipesChipotle Shrimp and Mango Flatbread

Chipotle, Shrimp & Mango FlatbreadI’m totally jumping on the flatbread culinary wagon my friends. Love how light and fun they are along with the endless possibilities of ingredients, themes and creativity. This is a wonderful recipe that will take you away to Florida or the Caribbean Islands for sure.

Skinny ChefGrilled Mango

Grilled MangoNow that we are all on a grilling kick, why not grill mangoes? The balsamic glaze adds to the sweetness while adding a nice vinegary acid. These must marinate overnight so be sure to prep ahead. They are awesome by themselves as a snack, cut up in a mango salsa, served alongside pulled pork sandwiches or thrown together with some shrimp and grilled tomatoes and onions. Possibilities are endless.

Soup AddictMango Avocado Taquitos Salad Bowl

Mango Avocado TaquitosThis salad was actually made by accident when the author threw some homemade taquitos over her salad so she wouldn’t burn her hands. Then this lovely salad was born. It has sweet bright yellow corn, mixed greens and black quinoa which adds more color along with protein. Serve it up with the cilantro lime vinaigrette for that perfect touch.

Grandmother’s KitchenMango Cheesecake with Oreo Crust

Mango CheesecakeMixing crunchy chocolate with the subtle but sweet and creamy mango flavor is definitely out of the box and will become a new favorite. This cheesecake takes a long time to make, but it is very easy to put together. Almost all the time is baking or setting. Make it the night before to ensure the mousse and puree set well. Throw together some homemade whipped cream. This is yet another ingredient that seems hard but is so easy. 3 ingredients and a hand mixer are all you need for homemade whipped cream.

Debt Free SpendingRuby Tuesday DIY Mango Iced Tea

Iced-TeaBust out those pretty party pitchers and fun summer glasses so you can serve up this refreshing iced tea. I have been addicted to adding all sorts of herbs and fruit to my water lately so time to try it out on some iced tea! The mango makes it sweet but not too sweet. Homemade iced tea is always delicious!

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