When it’s mango season and the fruit is practically falling from the trees, it’s time to get busy with these incredible mango recipes that span the day from breakfast to mango salads for lunch, to savory mango dinner ideas. You’ll also love the mango salsas, jams, syrups and hot sauces to perk up your favorite foods.
I would know. Living in South Florida, most people have a tropical mango tree growing in their yards… and if you don’t have one, I guarantee your neighbor does.
From Kent to Keitt, Julie to Tommy Atkins and Champagne varieties, mangoes are harvested year round throughout the world. If they’re not ripe in your area, they’ll be flying them in from some other region of the world.
They’re so prolific, you need to have an armory of mango recipes at your disposal. This mango chicken salad recipe is one of our lunchtime favorites, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Here are 56 mango recipe ideas for everything from breakfast and drinks to salads, salsas and main courses. Grab a note pad and pen to jot down your favorites.
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Breakfast Ideas That Start with Mango
Start you morning off right with mango breakfast ideas! Inspired from the bag of mangoes I just received from my Aunt's mango tree, these recipes are great for breakfast (and brunch). From mango pancakes to mango smoothies, you'll find lots of inspiration for this most important meal of the day.
As a play on the flavors in an Indian Mango Lassi drink, this Mango Muffins Recipe has deep mango flavor with a hint of vanilla and cardamom and a soft, tender crumb. Perfect for breakfast or brunch.
Mango Salsas, Dressings and Other Condiments
What are mango condiments? Things like mango salsas for dipping with tortilla chips or used as a topping for grilled meats and seafoods or mango vinaigrettes for drizzling over salads. Anything that isn't a full recipe on its own but plays a big roll in enhancing other recipes. This collection has mango simple syrups, mango chutneys and mango jams. Each one is transformative in whatever you're using them for.
This simple Mango Syrup recipe is the perfect flavor to add a tropical vibe to pancakes, cocktails, sodas, ice cream, desserts, and much more. This fruit syrup comes together in just minutes and all you’ll need is mango, sugar, and a touch of vanilla. Easy.
The difference between salsa and chutney is salsa is raw while chutneys are cooked. This curried mango ginger combination is tropical, sweet and balanced with a bit of heat. Macadamia nuts and golden raisins are the final touches to this mango chutney recipe that's reminiscent of Major Grey's.
Fresh avocado, juicy mango, cilantro and more make this simple fresh salsa a great addition to any meal or a delicious snack. This Mango Avocado Salsa is an easy way to add some extra flavor to your to chips, fish tacos, grilled chicken and more!
If you're looking for a tropical salad dressing, this curried mango dressing is one of our favorites. It's creamy, lush and spiked with curry powder. Perfect for dressing your favorite salad or drizzling over grilled veggies, chicken, pork or seafood.
Enjoy some wonderful tropical flavors on your toast with this easy mango jam. It is quick to make, has a wonderful sweet flavor and is the perfect way to enjoy stretch mango season that bit longer.
Mango Drinks and Cocktails
You might not think of mangoes when your thirsty, but this tropical fruit is perfect for light non-alcoholic summer sippers and boozy mango cocktails. Pick your favorites from this amazing collection of mango drinks and enjoy!
A mangonada is a vibrant and delicious drink made with juicy mangoes, chamoy, and chile-lime seasoning. It's the perfect balance between sweet, sour, spicy, salty, and umami. Try making your very own version at home!
Beat the hot summer days with a cool, refreshing glass of homemade Mango Iced Tea. Sweet, ripened mangoes are pureed and combined with a homemade simple syrup and then shaken with freshly brewed tea over ice. A delicious non-alcoholic mango drink recipe.
This sweet and refreshing drink takes advantage of the fresh tropical fruit combining mango puree with coconut and white rum, for a cocktail that will remind you of an island sunrise. Try this mango cocktail tonight.
Mango chipotle quinoa bowl is filled with fresh flavors! This mango salad is simple to make, with healthy quinoa, sweet mango, hearty beans and tangy lime chicken all drizzled with a fantastic smoky chipotle dressing.
Mango Black Bean Salad with Lemon Lime Vinaigrette uses canned black beans, sweet mango and crunchy bell peppers. Green onions, jalapeño and cilantro add freshness and heat. It's a 15 minute-make-ahead mango salad!
This gorgeous salad has ribbons of prosciutto, chunks of mango and creamy burrata. It's an elegant, flavorful mango salad, ready to eat in under 30 minutes. Makes a delicious light entree or starter to a larger meal.
This main plate crab cake and mango salad has a tangy key lime aioli that can't be beat. Makes a yummy lunch or dinner with a glass of chilled wine or prosecco.
Savory Mango Recipes
You might think that mangoes are better suited to sweet rather than savory dishes, but that's just crazy. Mangoes add perfectly tropical bites to lots of chicken, seafood and vegetarian main course dishes, side dishes and even savory breads. These flavorful recipes will rev up your taste buds!
This Crispy Prawns with Spicy Mango Mayonnaise recipe is quick & easy to make and incredibly tasty! Juicy jumbo prawns are lightly battered and fried, then tossed in a delectable creamy, sweet, and spicy mango mayonnaise. Serve banquet style with stir-fried broccoli!
Mango strawberry avocado salad is fresh, flavorful, bright, crisp, and sweet! This mango salsa is loaded with a combination of fruits and vegetables in season during the summer. Serve over meat or fish for a more filling meal or use as salsa with chips.
Fajeto or Gujrati Mango Kadhi is a Indian main course recipe that uses ripe mango (and seed), curd and gram flour & tempered generously with ghee. Served with rice Fajeto is perfect for a light vegetarian mango meal.