In just 4 easy steps, you have perfectly cut, sweet mango ready to add fresh tropical flavor to your favorite recipes.
1 of 5Oxmoor House
Step 1: Slice the Mango
Stand mango up on its narrow side on a cutting board with the stem end facing away from you. Using a chef's knife, cut down the length of the fruit, about 1 inch from the stem and just grazing the pit. Repeat on the other side.
2 of 5Photo: Oxmoor House
Step 2: Create a Criss-Cross Pattern
Place one mango half, cut side up, on the board. Using a paring knife, make 1/2-inch cuts in a criss-cross pattern in the flesh, stopping short of the skin.
3 of 5Photo: Oxmoor House
Step 3: Expose Cubes
With both hands, hold the scored mango half from its skin side and push up to expose cubes of mango flesh.
4 of 5Photo: Oxmoor House
Step 4: Cut and Free Cubes
Using a knife, carefully cut across the base of the cubes to free them, letting them fall into a bowl.
5 of 5Oxmoor House
Southern Living Home Cooking Basics
Do you love good food and want to master everyday cooking techniques? Then, Home Cooking Basics is your solution to becoming a great cook.