6 Ways You Can Enjoy Mangoes at Home
Sweet, tangy, juicy, lush, and flavorful. Mango sure is one of the most refreshing tropical fruits. It will refresh and rehydrate you, and it will also leave a sweet taste in your taste buds. You can eat it as a dessert, or add it in your savory meals to contrast the saltiness or spice with mangoes' sweet and refreshing taste.
And it isn't enough that the mango fruit is excellent tasting. Sure many people prefer their mangoes in bright juicy yellow and ripe. But there are so many other ways to enjoy the tropical fruit. You can even use unripe green mangoes, which you can toss into your salads and coleslaws.
Experiment on your favorite mangoes with these six amazing recipes you can do at home.
Perfect for chicken, skewers, burgers, grilled salmon, chips, carnitas tacos, this fantastic mango salsa recipe will be the best thing to serve on the side, adding that sweet fruity kick every bite.
Dice two medium mangoes, two medium tomatoes, and half a red onion. Sprinkle with a little bit of kosher salt and ground black pepper. Toss the ingredients until the flavors get to know each other before serving them on the side of a grilled dish.
Spicy Jicama, Grapefruit, and Mango Salad
Who says salads have to be boring? Well, that's not the case when you add freshly sliced mangoes to it! This recipe is full of bright colors and tasty spices. For this recipe, you will need ripe but firm mangoes, ruby grapefruits, jicama, and a bunch of spices, including a pinch of kosher salt cilantro and cayenne pepper. Drizzle with lime juice. Toss everything together until the flavors are incorporated. Chill for at least an hour before serving.
Nothing beats a refreshing mango smoothie on a hot summer's day! We recommend using fresh mangoes, but if they are not available in your area, you can always opt for frozen ones. Make sure you add a banana to achieve that smoothie consistency if you're using frozen mangoes.
This recipe is also flexible to vegans and vegetarians since you can switch your daily product for dairy-free milk. You can also entirely skip the milk part. Regardless, your mango smoothie is still as tasty as promised!
Halo-Halo Ice Pops
Go crazy with this Filipino-inspired dessert, halo-halo ice pops! Using ingredients which are also primarily found in the tropical country such as purple yam, coconut, and of course, mangoes, these pops are sure to be enjoyed by everyone!
The recipe is complicated compared to the previous recipes, but your taste buds will be blown away after eating this. Whisk the grated purple yam, milk, cream, and sugar in a pan. After 10 minutes, puree the mixture until smooth, and add the vanilla. Pour the mixture onto your popsicle molds, and fill the mold halfway. Freeze before adding coconut milk-fruit mixture.
Blackened Tilapia with Chayote Mango Pasta Salad
If you want pasta for dinner, try out this revamped Caribbean dish of tilapia fish, with the pasta replaced with chayote squash instead.
You'll need a chayote squash, bell pepper, ripe mango, chopped tomato, half a cup of red diced onion, cilantro, mint, and cayenne pepper. Toss all of these in a large bowl and chill for at least an hour.
For the tilapia, season both sides with paprika, cayenne pepper, oregano, onion powder, garlic powder, and cumin before frying them in a large skillet. Cook the fish for approximately three minutes on each side.
Shrimp Salad with Mango and Cucumber
This dish is perfect for an appetizer in case you're planning a dinner at home. For the dressing, place the sugar, vinegar, mustard, and mayo in a large bowl. Whisk the ingredients together until they dissolve. Cover the mixture tightly and set aside to chill for at least 20 minutes.
In another bowl, combine the shrimp, cucumber, diced mango, and dill. Season liberally with kosher salt before adding the dressing. You may add hot sauce if you want to kick things up with a little spice.
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