36 Sweet and Savory Mango Recipes to Try This Summer

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.

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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.

3. Spicy Shrimp Tacos With Mango Salsa

If you eat them alfresco with a chilled bottle of wine (or a batch of homemade margaritas), it’s *almost* like you’re on a tropical getaway.

4. Zoodles With Avocado And Mango Sauce

Oh hi, 15-minute, no-cook dinner. We’ll be making you on repeat this summer, since the last thing we want to do when the weather is hot is spend the whole night at the stove.

5. Grilled Mango Salsa

Not only are the mangoes charred, but so are the onions, tomatoes and jalapeños. Pile it onto fish tacos, serve it with grilled flank steak, scoop it up with tortilla chips or eat it straight from the bowl—all routes point to delicious.

6. Bloody Mango Cocktail

You're only five minutes away from this tropical twist on brunch's most iconic cocktail. Stick a mango spear with a toothpick for a garnish (bonus points if it's coated in Tajín).

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Lindsy Avritch

7. Mango Avocado Sushi Roll

Making sushi at home is easier than you think, and it's even easier when there's no raw fish involved. Feel free to add some crab meat (or imitation crab) if you feel so inclined.

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8. Vegan Chickpea Omelet With Mango Salsa

Behold, the eggless omelet. The trick is combining chickpea flour, turmeric, water and a few pantry staples for an uncanny vegan substitute.

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.

10. Mango-habanero Glazed Spare Ribs

Homemade mango barbecue sauce sounds like a lot of work, but we promise it’s a breeze. We're betting it also tastes divine on chicken, fish, veggies or tofu.

11. Spicy Gingered Mango Margarita

You had us at the chipotle chili salt rim. If you want to make it a mocktail, just omit the tequila and add more citrus juice.

12. Coconut Rice Salmon Bowl

Tender salmon, sweet rice and a zippy sauce? This sounds like a lunchtime dream.

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."

14. Cookie-coated Mango Lassi Frozen Yogurt Bars

No ice-cream maker required? We're in. These epic ice pops boast a creamy mango-yogurt base and a crunchy coating made of crushed sugar cookies, crispy rice cereal and freeze-dried mango.

15. Vietnamese Shrimp Spring Roll Bowl With Sweet Chili Mango Sauce

This is like diving fork-first into a rainbow. We’ll be spooning the sweet and spicy sauce over everything, thank you very much.

16. Summer Fruit Salad With Herbed Pistachio Crumble

It’s hard to improve on ripe peaches, cantaloupe and mango, but burrata will do the trick. Feel free to substitute nectarines or apricots if you'd like.

17. Crispy Coconut Waffles With Mango

Real talk: We'd get out of bed at the crack of dawn if it meant starting the day with a stack of these beauties. Be sure to let the batter sit while the waffle iron heats, so the end result is as fluffy as possible.

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.

19. Avocado Strawberry Mango Salsa

Mango salsa is a classic, and for good reason. But who knew strawberries were the twist this dip needed to shine? Add diced cucumber to make it extra refreshing.

20. Simple Coconut Mango Chicken And Broccoli Curry

All you need is one pan, 30 minutes and an appetite. Oh, and lots of fluffy naan.

21. Sesame Balsamic Tofu Bowls With Chili Mango And Sunflower-cilantro Pesto

If you’ve ever said, "I’m not really a tofu person," it’s because you haven't tried this vegan, gluten-free bowl. You’ll be converted in no time.

22. Mango Raspberry Bellinis

Mango takes over for traditional peach in this bubbly sipper. Whip up a batch for a celebratory occasion (or any old Tuesday).

23. Mango Jalapeño Chutney

If you have a jar of homemade chutney in your fridge, what more do you need in life? Just a chicken, fish, grilled cheese sandwich or bowl of vanilla ice cream to spoon it on, if you ask us.

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A Better Happier St. Sebastian

24. Coconut Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

When we swapped our usual instant oatmeal for this quinoa bowl, we officially became morning people. It's loaded with blueberries, coconut flakes, Greek yogurt and chia seeds.

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25. Mango Lassi Frozen Yogurt

The classic Indian beverage got a dessert-worthy upgrade. We’ll take two scoops, please.

26. Mango Banana Healing Smoothie

Bring on the antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Think turmeric, ground ginger, hemp protein powder and maca powder.

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Salt and Wind

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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28. Over-the-top Burger

We love a run-of-the-mill backyard cheeseburger just as much as the next guy. But sometimes it's worth pulling out all the stops, like mango guacamole, sweet chili mayo and sautéed peppers.

29. caribbean Mango Pork And Tropical Rice Plates

We can't decide what we're drooling over most: the citrusy, smoky, fork-tender pork shoulder, the coconut-spiked rice or the crispy garlic tostones.

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.)

32. Mango Jerk Salmon Burgers

In our opinion, grilling these island-inspired sammies is the way to go. But you can totally cook them on the stove or bake them instead if you'd like.

33. Mango, Avocado And Feta Kale Salad

If you're on the hunt for a light, refreshing starter to serve before all the steaks and dogs hit the table, look no further than this feta-kissed salad.

34. Grilled Flank Steak With Mango Chimichurri

Don't let the long prep time intimidate you. Allowing the steak to marinate overnight ensures it has maximum flavor and tenderness.

35. Halibut Ceviche With Mango And Avocado

This no-cook fish dish demands a spot at your next dinner party. Scoop it up to your heart's content with tortilla or plantain chips.

36. Mango Lemon Bars

Buttery shortbread meets zippy fresh citrus juices and sweet diced mango. Serve it once and expect your guests to request it for every picnic you ever host.

For even more great recipes, check out our first cookbook, Only the Good Stuff.


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Katherine Gillen is PureWow’s senior food editor. She’s a writer, recipe developer and food stylist with a degree in culinary arts and professional experience in New York City...

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