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The Best Way to Prep Mangoes

By Cook's Illustrated Published July 2017

Cutting the flesh from a mango can be tricky.

We don’t like holding the mango to remove the skin since the fruit becomes slippery. We also don’t like cutting the flesh from either side of the pit and then using a spoon to scoop it from the skin; it won’t work if the mango is even slightly underripe. Here’s the method we prefer.

1. Cut thin slice from end of mango so that it sits flat on counter.

2. Rest mango on 1 trimmed end and cut off skin in thin strips, top to bottom.

3. Cut down along each side of flat pit to remove flesh.

4. Trim around pit to remove any remaining flesh. Cut flesh as desired.