Mangoes can add a tropical touch to any meal. Adding them to any meal is the easy part… Cutting them is a daunting task for many! Today, cutting a mango is made easy! Watch this video for further explanation!
Wash fruit. Lay fruit on the counter, then turn so the top and bottom are now the sides. Using a sharp knife, make a lengthwise cut as close to the long, flat seed as possible to remove each side of the fruit. Trim fruit away from the seed.
Score each side of the fruit lengthwise and widthwise, without cutting through the skin.
Using your hand, push the skin up, turning the fruit out. Cut fruit off at the skin with a knife.
Now that you know how to cut a mango properly, try a mango dish for dinner tonight! Ham and Mango Quesadillas are a tropical favorite among Taste of Home readers!
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 4 flour tortillas (8 inches)
- 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- 1 medium mango, peeled and cubed, divided
- 1/4 pound thick sliced deli ham, cut into 1/2-in. strips
- 6 teaspoons minced fresh cilantro, divided
- 3/4 cup salsa
- Sour cream, optional
- Spread butter over one side of each tortilla. Place tortillas, butter side down, on a griddle. Sprinkle each with 1/2 cup cheese, 3 tablespoons mango, 1/4 cup ham and 1 teaspoon cilantro. Fold over and cook over low heat for 1-2 minutes on each side or until cheese is melted. Cut into wedges.
- Combine the salsa and remaining mango and cilantro; serve with quesadillas. Garnish with sour cream if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Cooking for 2: Ham & Mango Quesadillas for Two
Nutritional Facts: 1 quesadilla with 1/4 cup salsa (calculated without sour cream) equals 459 calories, 24 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 70 mg cholesterol, 1,018 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 24 g protein.