Try These Delicious Mango Recipes #MakeItMango

My son is always my helper in the kitchen. He loves mixing ingredients and helping me cook or bake. I love how he’s so young, yet already so interested in working in the kitchen. If he keeps this up, he could be a great chef one day – or at the very least, an awesome husband!


Last week my son and I had the opportunity to spend some time with the folks from the National Mango Board at The Chopping Block in Chicago and we learned so much about my son’s favorite fruit, and we even made a few delicious mango recipes to eat!

We learned that mangos are one of the most popular fruits IN THE WORLD,and a mango tree can grow as tall as 100 feet! We also learned how to properly cut a mango – something I have struggled with for years. In fact, it has hindered me from buying mangos often because I just didn’t know what to do with them. My son followed directions really well on how to cut a mango. Yes, I let him handle a butter knife for a few minutes – he did great!


From there, we made a few delicious mango recipes to enjoy. We started off with Mango and Banana Smoothies. So good!


Had yummy Cinco de Mango Quesadillas with a  Classic Mango Salsa. I didn’t think we would enjoy sweet mangos inside a quesadilla but I was so wrong. It was delicious!


And for dessert we made Frozen Yogurt-Dipped Mango Pops. This, of course, was my son’s favorite!

Frozen Yogurt-Dipped Mango Pops 4_Revised

So yummy!


What creative ways have you used mango?

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  1. We just recently made some mango smoothies! They were delicious. Mangos are a hard little thing to cut, but once mastered, they are delicious :)

  2. Is it weird that I’ve never tried mango? Those mango pops look delicious!
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  3. Megan @ C'mon Get Crafty says:

    I’ve done a mango salsa before, but used it on fish. Mango quesadillas sounds amazing!

  4. Yummy! We LOVE mangos here! I’d love the popsicles!
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  5. Take me with you! I love mangoes and always have, it would’ve been a fun time.

  6. I have never tried mango. Looks like I need to give it a try though!
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  7. We too love Mango Salsa – it is our favorite salsa to top grilled chicken
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  8. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    I like to put Mango in my smoothies. It adds a nice flavor to them.

  9. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    I love mango! I will have to try some of these out!

  10. I have to admit I don’t get creative with my mango. I tend to just eat it as is. I am going to have to try it frozen one of these days. I also like to put it in my smoothies.

  11. Looks like you had a great time. I haven’t cooked with mango before.
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  12. Looks so good. Gotta try that mango salsa.
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  13. I have been looking for ways to add mango in our family meals. I’ going to try these out!
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  14. I just had some amazing mango juice recently! I wish my family loved mango more, it’s one of my faves!
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  15. I had no idea they were so popular, but I’m not shocked since they are so delicious. I know my kids would be loving the mango pops also.
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  16. The mango recipes all look fantastic. The mango salsa is perfect for Summer. I use chunks of frozen mango for cobbler with an oatmeal crumb topping.
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  17. Honestly, I have never made any of my own recipes with mango. I found a recipe for mango salsa from another blogger that looked really good. Can’t wait to try it this summer.
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  18. I have never cooked with it, but in Puerto Rico I visited a farm where they also grew mango and we had them straight off the vine for breakfast, I have never tasted any that were better than those. Although everything tends to taste better while on vacation right? LOL :-)
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  19. Growing up I never really experienced mangos but fell in love with them during our Caribbean vacation last year. I buy them so often now and can not get enough!
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  20. oh man, you have me wanting to drink and mango banana smoothie right now. I love mangoes and I love bananas, so I would love that smoothie

  21. Catherine S says:

    It looks like you had a great time. All the food sounds really good. I don’t know that I have ever had a mango.

  22. That looks like an amazing experience! My kids would love doing this! The end result looks amazing too, yum!
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  23. That’s such a fun way to learn how to use mangoes! I’ve been meaning to make some mango salsa.
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  24. It’s funny, I don’t care for mango by itself but it can really add the right amount of sweet to a recipe. Those quesadillas look yummy!
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  25. Looks like an amazing experience! My son in law would have loved it, he loves mango anything.

  26. All of these recipes sound so delicious, and you got to haves such a great experience with your son. What a great experience.
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  27. What a great experience to have with the kids! Also, anything with mango is a winner! Yum!
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