Summer’s fruit harvest is so bountiful, it’s hard to choose a favorite. But juicy, sweet mangoes are our pick—maybe because they taste like vacation…or maybe because they work in any dish, from chicken to fish to frozen yogurt. Presenting 36 sweet and savory mango recipes to take advantage of while they’re in season.
36 Sweet and Savory Mango Recipes to Try This Summer
1. Grilled Jerk Chicken Cutlets With Mango Salsa
The zesty, juicy salsa pairs magically with this spicy chicken dish. Did we mention it comes together in just 35 minutes?
2. Mango Guacamole
Don't knock it 'til you try it: You’d be surprised at how well the sweetness of the fruit complements buttery avocado. Pass the tortilla chips.
9. Strawberry Mango Hawaiian Shave Ice
We can’t always head to the Pacific on a whim, but we can whip up this glorious DIY version of a local favorite. You don't even need an ice machine to pull it off—just a blender and a freezer.
13. 30-minute Sesame Mango Chicken Teriyaki
We bet your go-to takeout spot doesn’t have this on the menu. We'd also guess that this version will be cooked and ready to devour before you can say, "for delivery, please."
18. Dreamy Creamy Mango Popsicles
Hot girl summer, meet homemade ice pops. They contain more protein than you think, since they're made with vanilla yogurt and almond milk.
27. Herbed Chicken Salad With Mango-mustard Dressing
Sure, the creamy, vinegary yogurt-based dressing is straight-up magical. But we're really here for all the crunchy toppings, like thin-sliced red onion, Japanese cucumbers and roasted peanuts.
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30. Coconut Brown Butter Mango Bread
A dash of dark rum makes this treat even more tropical. Feel free to swap it for your favorite spiced rum, since they tend to have notes of vanilla and cinnamon.
31. Mango Green Tea Pops
You're only five ingredients away from these creamy, dreamy pops that will keep you cool all summer long. (They're pretty darn easy on the eyes, too.)