Mangos are delicious and nutritious, but they can be a slimy and slippery challenge to cut. In fact, many people avoid buying them because they don’t know how to peel and cut them. Don’t pass this delicious fruit at the grocery store. The secret to avoid making a gooey mess is to learn how to work around the seed.
A mango has one long, flat seed in the centre of the fruit. Avoid green mangos and choose a mango that is ripe, but still firm. If the mango is too ripe, it will become a mushy mess, no matter how you cut it.
Place your mango on a cutting board stem end down and hold firmly in place. Using a sharp knife, cut the cheeks off the mango on each side of the seed. You can either slice the entire cheek off each side of the seed or you can cut smaller slices as if you were slicing bread. Once you have the flesh removed, cut off the skin and dice.