Whether you want to dice one up for a fruity salsa or to make a homemade sorbet, cutting a mango can be sticky business. Without the right technique, you’ll have mushy, misshapen pieces and handfuls of frustration. This simple method will have you slicing and dicing perfectly cut mangos in minutes. Give it a try!
Start with a ripe mango, soft to the squeeze, a cutting board, a large knife and a paring knife.
Stand the mango stem side up, and using the large knife and making the incision about a quarter inch from the stem, slice off one side of the mango. HINT: The pit is oblong and flat. If your cut runs into the pit, start a new cut another centimeter away from the stem.
Repeat on the other side.
Use the paring knife to cut the flesh from the two sides of the pit.
Use the paring knife to score each half of the mango, and each of the side slices, cutting to the rind but not through it. (If you want long slices, cut only one direction.)
Invert the rind and all the perfectly shaped cubes will pop out. Use the paring knife to slice them away from the rind.
Voila! Perfectly cut mango!