Mango Recipes

I was at Trader Joe’s the other day and saw this.  It was like heaven speaking to me by way of this jar.

Mango, sugar, water, pectin, lime juice concentrate.  I can handle that.  Happily.

And oh boy, it’s so good. It’s like eating mango jelly, sort of. It’s creamier than jelly.  And it’s sweet but not ridiculously sweet like jelly can be.  It’s perfect. It tastes much more decadent than you can imagine.

If you’re ever had apple butter or pumpkin butter, similar concept but with mango.  The last time I used pumpkin butter I made Vegan Bananas Foster

If you happen to like sugar, more sugar, rum, and bananas, you should make this.  You don’t even need to use pumpkin butter.  It was just an optional add-in.

But back to mangoes.  I have a serious love for all things mango so figured I would compile some of my favorite mango recipes and highlight them…

Mango Basil Personal-Sized Tortilla Pizzas

Mango Balsamic Rice, Beans, & Mixed Vegetables

Mango Ginger Maple Tofu

If you have never tried that chutney, you’re missing out.  No garlic, onions, added sodium (I don’t like any of those) but still packs a bit of heat + sweet mango flavor.  If you can’t find that chutney but still want to make the tofu, just use apricot jam or something similar with a bit of red pepper flakes.

Mango Banana Vanilla Softserve (vegan)

Mango and Sour Cream Muffins with Streusel Topping

Mango and White Chocolate Chip Cookies

No Bake White Chocolate & Mango Cookie Dough Bites

These bites are my latest obsession and one of my personal favorite desserts of any desserts I’ve ever made and posted about.  And I’ve made a lot of desserts.

I have all kinds of other specialty recipes in my Themed & Specialty Recipes section such as Stevia Recipes, Peanut Butter Recipes, Game Day Recipes, Easy Snack Ideas & Recipes, and more.  In case you have an ingredient like pumpkin, peanut butter, flax, etc. and you’re curious to find ways to incorporate that ingredient into recipes, I have lots of themed recipe posts.

From my last post about Making Lightbounces & Using Light, I am glad you enjoyed my cheapie, quickie, DIY project and that you enjoy those kinds of tips and my photography tips.

It was also interesting to read about your lighting challenges in your own house and what you do to rectify the issues.


1. Do you like mango?

I do think this is a love it or hate it food.  I for one, hate cantaloupe.  I know some people feel this way about mango.

Also, mangoes can be hard to get just right.

Under-ripe fresh mangoes are like eating a piece of dry wood.

Over-ripe and they are a stingy, juice-everywhere-but-no-real-fruit-flesh mess.

Frozen can be freezer burned and sour.  (I’ve found TJ’s to be the best of any, consistently.  But even theirs are not perfect)

Dried can be over dried and like a piece of leather.

But when you find that perfect mango, for me, it’s like a piece of heaven!

2. Do you know how to slice a mango?  Any tips or tricks?

This is another one that’s tricky!  I peel it with a knife.  Then, I make long slices, taking care to avoid the pit but sometimes I feel like there is more pit than flesh and I end up with a juicy mess all over my cutting board.

I need to get a mango slicer.

OXO Good Grips Mango Splitter

I have plenty of gadgets.  And plenty that just collect dust. But that’s one I really should pick up because I think I would use it and it would be helpful.



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  2. TJs never fails to come up with the best products! I LOVE mango…it is probably one of my favorite fruits, but it is such a bit*c to cut up!! if it were easy to eat like an apple I would have one a day! (and if it was a bit cheaper lol)

    I also love the mango chutney from TJ’s!! so delicious on wraps and sandwiches!

    hmmm fun and exciting in my world…well you know everything ;)

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  5. 1. I adore mangoes, but I totally agree. If it’s not just right, it can really suck.
    Unsulphured dried mangoes are the bomb. They’re so expensive so when my mom and I get them it’s usually as a treat that we plan on eating over a longer period of time (by long I mean a week or two. That’s long in my pantry standards! ;) ) but we just end up polishing off the bag by the time we get home. Oh well, worse things have happened. It’s fruit and it’s high in iron. All welcome in my books! Also, they’ve gotta be unsulphured. The other kind just don’t taste good to me and they give me headaches.
    2. I’m hopeless with a mango. If anyone needs that OXO Mango Slicer, it’s me. If I’m just eating the whole thing to myself, I’ll peel off a little bit, eat the exposed part like an apple (if that makes any sense), and then repeat until it’s all done. It’s messy and unglamorous but it gets the job done.
    3. I go home in two weeks! And my mom’s birthday is the day after I get home, and her favourite cake is carrot cake (or at least it was the last time I checked), so that means I’ll get to have vegan carrot cake in two weeks. #winning
    Oh, and there are tons of cherry blossoms blooming outside right now. It’s not sunny but it’s still gorgeous.

  6. I like mango a lot, but I am not a fan of: honeydew, cantaloupe, papaya …

  7. wow, just came across your blog and literally went from one post clicking on a link to another post and found myself an hour later with just one word on my lips……….WOW!!! Loving your posts….tons of info, great recipes, and hello…you are gorgeous!!!! :)

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  9. I’ve gotta find that at TJ’s, yum! I’m obsessed with mangoes this time of year and great recipe ideas here, thanks!

    1. Yes, I could eat a few in one sitting. :-)
    2. Yeah, learned at a raw recipe class a year ago, slice down the sides of the pits and dice the fruit from the skin. My mom has a mango slicer and it doesn’t work that well because it wasn’t designed for the varying size of mango pits.
    3. Not really, just lots of stress at work and not much time for anything else this week … ugh!

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  19. Gah! Another reason to be grumpy by the fact there are no Trader Joe’s in Canada!! I wonder how hard mango butter would be to make at home? I know pumpkin and apple butter are relatively easy…

    Also, I just discovered those mango slicers and neeed one. I’m with you on useless kitchen gadgets, but I’m awful at slicing mangoes. I always end up sticky and bloody.

  20. Oh my gosh, I NEED to get my hands on that mango butter! Mostly because I LOVE mango but partly because those little jars and their labels are too cute. I saved the pumpkin butter one and I still think it is so adorable!

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