Mangos aren’t just one of the most popular fruits in the world, they’re also incredibly good for you. First grown in India over 5,000 years ago, their benefits include decreased risk of certain types of cancer, decreased risk of macular degeneration, and improvement in bone health, digestion, skin, and hair.
In fact, one study supported by the United States Department of Agriculture and National Mango Board showed that people who eat mangos regularly tend to have an overall better nutrient intake and overall quality of diet.
If that’s not enough, there’s more good news: Mangos are delicious and versatile. While there’s nothing quite like eating a fresh mango and letting the juice drip from your chin, there are countless recipes that use mangos in fun, tasty, and unique ways.
Mango can make anything more delicious, even guacamole. This recipe from Fit Foodie Friends proves that simplicity is key—make a flavorful dip with just a handful of ingredients in just a few easy steps.
Indian mango chutney
Chutneys are spicy-sweet spreads made with fruit. This recipe for an Indian mango chutney comes from Daring Gourmet. You can cook with it or use it as a spread on crackers or sandwiches.
Mango fruit roll-ups
If you have kids, or just an occasional hankering for sweet snacks, these healthy homemade fruit treats are perfect. The best part about this easy recipe from Just a Taste? It only calls for one ingredient: fresh, ripe mangos.
Aamras is a simple Indian dish that is essentially mango pulp flavored with spices like cardamom and ginger. You can eat it as is as a dessert, or use it as a dip or spread with pooris. Check out this recipe from Veg Recipes of India.
Spicy tuna and mango soft spring rolls
Love sushi? Then you’ll love these spring rolls with sushi-grade tuna and mango. The filling is wrapped in delicate rice paper. Cooking for Keeps makes it look easy, but it may take a few tries before you perfect these beautiful treats!
Kale mango salad
Some folks steer clear of raw kale, despite all its health benefits. But any concerns you have about the tough green’s strong flavor can be set aside with this recipe from Simply Whisked. The added mango and honey will leave nothing but yum in your mouth.
Maple chipotle salmon tacos with mango salsa
Want to spice up your weeknights, or impress some dinner guests? Putting this flavorful dish from Jessica Gavin together takes just a few easy steps.
Mango black bean salad
This salad would be great served at a summer barbeque. You can throw a giant serving spoon in it or serve it alongside tortilla chips as a dip. From Miss Information, salads don’t get much easier (or tastier) than this.
Mango cucumber salad with cayenne dressing and lime basil
This refreshing, crunchy salad comes together in minutes. Serve it alongside a spicy main dish or bring it to a potluck picnic.
Sriracha mango dip
A little bit of spicy and a little bit of sweet—this dip from Kiip Fit combines all the right flavors. The recipe calls for mango, Sriracha powder, and other spices. It’d be great with whole grain crackers or veggies.
Apple mango chicken
This recipe from The Gunny Sack is loaded with flavor and colors! It has apple, honey, garlic, lime, mango, cilantro, and more. Serve it over rice or roll it up in tortillas for an impressive and quick dinner.
Chicken and mango meatballs
This recipe for chicken and mango meatballs is a perfect solution for game day snacks or even a weeknight meal. Slimming Eats was sure to make this a healthy recipe, with ground chicken meatballs and no added fats.
Mango quinoa salad
Sometimes a simple salad is the perfect way to wind down from your day. This salad certainly fits the bill when you want something healthy, but filling. From Primavera Kitchen, the salad’s base is superfood quinoa.
Chicken in coconut mango verde sauce
Thinly sliced chicken in this recipe from Carlsbad Cravings means you get mango goodness soaked into every bite. The dish has notably Latin American flavors – with jalapeño, lime, cumin, and chili powder, all sweetened up with mango.
We’re going to bet you haven’t tried this, and if you have, why did you keep it from us? Mango Rasam is a raw soup popular in South Indian cuisine. You may have to shop at an imported grocer to find some of the ingredients in this dish, but we think it’ll be worth the effort.