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Cutting a mango into thin slices

How to cut a mango

Published: May 7, 2021 at 9:48 am
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  • Easy

Mangos are delicious, yet notoriously tricky to prepare. Find out how to peel the skin, remove the stone and cut the flesh into bite-sized chunks.

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

Discover how to prepare and chop a mango with our easy step-by-step instructions. Also, watch our video for a visual demonstration of this technique.


  • 1 mango


  • STEP 1

    Position the mango so one of the pointed ends is facing you, with the cheeks at either side.

  • STEP 2

    Slice downwards using a serrated knife to remove one of the cheeks, guiding the knife around the stone in the middle. Turn the mango around and repeat on the other side.

  • STEP 3

    Score the mango flesh in a diagonal pattern along the length of the cheek using the tip of the knife. Turn 90 degrees and score again to make a criss-cross pattern.

  • STEP 4

    Turn the scored mango cheek over and push on the skin with your fingers so the fleshy side pops out – it will look a bit like a hedgehog, with the scored mango chunks poking out. Cut the chunks of flesh away from the skin with a knife.

  • STEP 5

    Cut away the flesh on both sides, following the curve of the stone. Score along the pieces with a knife as before, then run the knife along the skin to release the pieces. Add these to the rest of the mango pieces.

Using a serrated knife will give more control when cutting the mango, but a smooth knife can also be used.

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