The entire world has an ill-kept secret, and it’s that we are all collectively really in love with mangos. In fact, research has shown that the world eats three mangoes for every banana eaten. Not only is the 5,000+-year-old fruit nutritious (one cup will give you 100 percent of your daily vitamin C, as well as 35 percent of your daily vitamin A, and 12 percent of your daily fiber), but research also shows that when it comes to preventing diabetes, high cholesterol, and even cancer, mangoes are there to help. You can successfully incorporate mangoes into a variety savory recipes, sweet desserts, and even drinks, depending on what you’re in the mood for.
At One Green Planet, we’re constantly impressed with how versatile mangoes are, as evidenced by the variety of recipes they continually show up in on our Food Monster App. You can successfully incorporate mangoes into a variety savory recipes, sweet desserts, and even drinks, depending on what you’re in the mood for. So don’t wait: try out one of these 15 amazing mango recipes below, and let us know which one is your favorite!
How cool is this Raw BBQ Mango Meat? It’s crisp on the outside, spicy and sweet — you’ll want to snack on it all day long. Mango is mixed with bold spices and dehydrated until a meaty texture is achieved, making it perfect for kebabs with grilled vegetables The trick to the perfect mango meat is to use somewhat unripened mangos, so they are slightly firm to touch, and not as sweet.
Grilled corn is the savory, yummy cousin to grilled fruit. This Grilled Pineapple Salsa With Mango and Corn has an outside that gets smoky and crispy, and then each little kernel of love and deliciousness explodes between your teeth in an overwhelming sense of food perfection. Combined in this salsa, mango and corn take you to another realm.
3. Sweet and Spicy Mango Kebabs
These Sweet and Spicy Mango Kebabs are raw, spicy, sweet, and chewy and great when served as a side with plant-based burgers.
This silky Mango Curry comes together in no more than 20 minutes, which makes it an all-around winner if you ask us. Serve it up with some bitter gourd subzi and rice for a delightful dance of flavors.
These Mango Cheesecake Bars are a delightful treat bursting with tropical mango flavor and make the perfect sweet bite to finish a meal with. They light luxurious mango cheesecake rest upon a sticky, sweet date crust that is the perfect counterpoint to the elegant topping. These bars can be stored in the freezer or eaten at room temperature
This Forbidden Rice and Mango Salad features forbidden black rice folded in with fresh mango chunks and refreshing cucumbers, beautiful red bell peppers to add color and spiced with jalapeno peppers and flavored with mint and some lime zest for citrus tinge. It’s so easy to make too!
These gluten-free Raw Mango Cupcakes are raw dessert made easy! The crust of these cupcakes is a mix of almonds, sunflower seeds, and Medjool dates. The divinely creamy mango filling is a mix of mango, fresh turmeric, fresh ginger, lime, and creamed coconut. If your mango is very sweet you can omit the maple syrup if you like as it’ll be sweet enough.
This Coconut-Mango Stew With Homemade Naan Bread is so cozy. What could possibly be more comforting than dunking slices of homemade naan bread into a bowl of warm stew? Not much, that’s for sure. Mango and coconut give this stew a tropical twist while quinoa and lentils add protein and heartiness. Oh and by the way, the naan bread is totally gluten-free!
These Summery Mango Waffles aren’t only for the summer; we’d venture to say that waffles can surely be enjoyed in the autumn, too. They’re cozy, comforting, and delicious.
10. Spicy Mango Tofu Tacos
You can literally put anything and everything into a taco and it’s delicious! In this particular Spicy Mango Tofu Tacos recipe, corn tortillas are filled with roasted tofu, juicy mangos, some heat from jalapeños, and a dollop of zesty guacamole. Summery and irresistible!
Isn’t this Mango Beet Sushi beautiful? These sushi rolls are gorgeous, colorful, and full of health benefits! Beets are an extremely heart healthy food. Why not wrap this root veggie into a foodie favorite – sushi! Sweet mango, juicy cucumber, and creamy avocado are paired with beet to create a beautiful sweet, crunchy, and savory bite of sushi.
This Cuban Black Bean Mango Bowl features black beans, a refreshing mango salsa, and protein-packed quinoa. It is the idea lunch or dinner choice if you are in a hurry or need to pack food to eat on the go.
This deconstructed Summer Kimchi Sushi Bowl contains some of the most refreshing ingredients typically found in sushi. Mango is the true star of this dish, although it has a few close runner-ups like the vegan spicy mayonnaise drizzle and the kimchi. The flavors and textures of the ingredients of this dish mesh very well together and can easily be turned into sushi rolls instead of a sushi bowl if that’s what you’re in the mood for.
This recipe for Raw Lemon, Mango, and Vanilla Trartels is the perfect thing to break out at the end of a dinner with someone special or simply to enjoy a fresh Spring dessert. These tartlets for two rest on a crumbly crust topped with a velvety filling made with fresh mangoes, lemon zest, and vanilla.
Chili’s not just for winter — this Caribbean Jerk Chili is a world of sweet, spicy, tropical flavors. A creamy, coconut milk chili base is packed with red beans, sweet bell pepper, and other veggies along with juicy mango and a squeeze of tart lime juice. A garnish of fresh cilantro is the perfect finishing touch.
Let us know if you decide to try out any of these delicious mango recipes, and whether you prefer to eat mango in savory dishes, or in sweet ones. If you’re looking for more inspiration, or simply just love browsing through plant-based recipe databases, then we highly recommend downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 8,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to ten new recipes per day. Check it out!
Lead image source: Caribbean Jerk Chili