Mangos are one of the most popular fruits in the world and no wonder. Sweet, juicy and delicious, mango adds a burst of color and flavor anywhere it’s used. This ancient stone fruit is native to South and Southeast Asia. They were first grown in and it is believed that Buddha meditated under the shade of a mango tree. Giving a basket of mangos is considered a gesture of friendship and who wouldn’t be friends with someone who gave you a bunch of delicious, juicy mangos?
Mangoes are also healthy. They are packed with vitamin C, vitamin A, and fiber. Research shows they can help with diabetes and high cholesterol as well as cancer prevention and boosting the immune system. Mangoes are versatile and can be used in a variety of ways. They are generally sweet, although the taste and texture can vary from soft and pulpy to firm and fibrous. Mangos can be eaten raw or cooked, put into salads or beverages, and be seasoned with flavors both sweet and savory. For more on choosing, storing and using mangos, see New, Fun, and Delicious Ways to Eat Mangoes. Whether you spell them “mangos” or “mangoes” (either way is correct), you want to enjoy these juicy fruits all summer long. Here are 15 magnificent mango recipes to try this summer.
1. Mango Lime Tartlet
These Mango Lime Tartlets contain mangos, limes, and mulberries for a bit of summery sweetness in every bite. They’re also completely processed-free, grain-free, guilt-free, and taste so good! These will make the perfect dessert to reward yourself after a long, hot day.
2. Fresh Fruit Lemonade Pops
Fresh fruit and lemonade are perfect on a hot summer day. These Fresh Fruit Lemonade Pops have mango, watermelon and strawberries for a refreshing treat that is as delicious as it is pretty.
3. Mango Avocado Salsa
Sweet mango, creamy avocado, crunchy cucumber, and spicy jalapeno combine to make the most amazing dish that is bright and colorful and packed with flavor. This Mango Avocado Salsa makes a great side dish or would be refreshing all on its own.
4. Caribbean Red Rice Salad With Chili-Apricot Dressing
This Caribbean Red Rice Salad is bursting with slightly spicy and sweet flavors. Sweet mango and creamy avocado balance the spicy and tasty chili-apricot dressing for a dish that will make you want seconds.
5. Creamy Coconut Mango Pops (With a Boozy Version)
These Coconut Mango Pops are creamy and full of coconut flavor. Dipped into a chocolate shell and topped with more coconut, these pops are super decadent, yet dairy free!! They only take a few simple ingredients, and we highly recommend trying the boozy version!
6. Berry Mango Sorbet With Banana and Pineapple
This Berry Mango Sorbet is a mix between banana ice cream and sorbet. The walnut milk and bananas make it creamy, pineapple and mango add sweetness while berries add beautiful color. A perfect dessert for all your senses.
7. Banana Cinnamon Crepes With Berry Ice Cream and Mango
These Banana Cinnamon Crepes are made with dehydrated bananas so they are grain-free. Filled with berry and banana ice cream and fresh mango and berries, they make a beautiful and delicious dessert.
8. Spelt, Mango, and Coconut Banana Bread
Perfect for breakfast or a snack, this Spelt, Mango, and Coconut Banana Bread is so good. Mangos are actually layered inside the bread for a sweet surprise. Here’s a tip: make extra of the coconut drizzle because you are going to want more.
9. Sesame Cabbage Salad With Coconut Crusted Tofu
Sweet or savory, mango makes every dish better. This Sesame Cabbage Salad has sweet mango and salty coconut bacon with toasted sesame oil for a healthy and delicious salad. The coconut crusted tofu is a spectacular way to top it off.
10. Forbidden Rice and Mango Salad
This Forbidden Rice and Mango Salad is refreshing and delightful. Forbidden black rice is folded in with fresh mango chunks and refreshing cucumbers while beautiful red bell peppers add color and are spiced with jalapeno peppers and flavored with mint and lime zest. You will fall in love at first bite.
11. Mango Coconut Basil Wraps
Get ready for a whole new kind of wrap. These Mango Coconut Basil Wraps are raw and grain-free. Fill them with your favorite foods – carrots, cucumbers, greens, avocado – they are beautiful and delicious.
12. Mango, Coconut, and Sultana Naans
There’s no need to buy Naan when you can make your own. These puffy Mango, Coconut, and Sultana Naans have a mango chutney inside them that is sweet and delicious.
13. Exotic Detox Smoothie Bowl
This Exotic Detox Smoothie Bowl is fat-free with no refined sugar. The flavors of mango, lime, chili, pink salt, and maple complement each other beautifully and create an indulgent but healthy treat you can enjoy any time of the day.
14. Sweet and Spicy Salsa
This Sweet and Spicy Salsa is tasty and satisfying. The blend of sweet from the mango and nectarines and spicy from the onions and jalapenos is the perfect combo to liven up your next party.
15. Coconut + Mango Froyo Cookie Sandwiches
This is one fabulously exotic treat. These Coconut and Mango Froyo Cookie Sandwiches have soy yogurt which adds tang to complement the sweet mango surrounded by delicious coconut cookies.
All of these mango recipes sound sweet and delicious. When a fruit goes so well in both sweet and savory recipes, you need to make sure you have plenty of it on hand so you can enjoy sweet mangos all summer long.
Lead Image Photo: Forbidden Rice and Mango Salad